Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Islander Gameplay Review

I'm playing The Islander, a click management game by 7 Box Games.


The game features random maps onto which you place crops, bushes, trees, and livestock to make money. Simply mouse over each item when it is ready to harvest to earn cash. Placing decorations (like flowers and grass) will increase an income multiplier, and new items are (slowly) unlocked by leveling up. Helpers can automatically collect items, useful when the farm has grown too big for one screen. Every object requires the same interaction, as they will all grow on their own and simply need to be harvested, so the gameplay is repetitive. Items also grow in price exponentially, so past a certain point it’s not “worth” placing more of a particular item. Overall, The Islander is a relaxing click management game that lacks any major shortcomings.