Sweet Garden: Written Android Game Review
Some of us like to play exhilarating and graphically intense games on our devices. Others enjoy games which are meant to relax us and entertain our brain.
Whatever your preference, you’re sure to enjoy Sweet Garden. Developed by TOAST, this is a fun and relaxing game to play. If you’re familiar with Tamagotchi and other games that require you to raise and nurture a digital creature, this is definitely something you should try.
Concept and Gameplay:
The whole goal of Sweet Garden is simple; nurture your Ppu (plant) to help it grow. In order for it to survive and thrive, you must water it, keep pests from attacking it and control weeds to keep them from sapping your plant’s energy.
The more you take care of your Ppu, the more you earn Golden and Silver Seeds. These are used to purchase care supplies such as water, scissors, and insect repellent. You can also entertain your plant with music, which will raise its affection level.
When your little sprout finally grows into a beautiful flower, it doesn’t require as much care and nurturing. This gives you more time to interact and play around with your flower instead of chasing bugs with insecticide and chopping down blades of grass.
Being able to watch your plant from your home screen is pretty cool, too, and it even offers useful functions like a battery percentage indicator and weather information.
A trailer produced by the developer can be seen here.
One of the neatest aspects of your Ppu is the fact that no two plants will ever possess the same characteristics. Diversity is great in games like this because it keeps things fresh and entertaining.
Also, there are notifications that will tell you when your plant needs something. This helps to remind you about your Ppu, but the notifications can be a little bit annoying at times.
Another interesting thing about Sweet Garden is the fact that you can keep an eye on your plant via widget. My Nexus 7 is usually able to hold its own, but I noticed that my device went a little wonky after installing this game. The widget is also memory intensive even when you’re not using it. The shouldn’t be a problem for newer devices, but older ones might not appreciate the extra load.
As with any free app, you definitely can’t beat the price. However, if you’re the type of user who has 50 different apps running in the background, Sweet Garden might be a bit too hard on your system. If you’re willing to put up with a little bit of sluggishness, you’ll really enjoy this game.
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