Hay Day Review

Format: iPad, iPod, iPad Touch

Developer: Supercell Oy

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store

So many games these days are all action. You know kill this and kill that well it is nice every once and a while to do something a little more relaxing than taking down a corrupt government or saving the world from an alien invasion. Hay Day is that relaxing experience you may be looking for. Kick back and have fun running your own farm. Lets face it running a real farm is way to much hard work for most of us so this is as close as we will ever get.

Hay Day actually has a story well the bare bones of one, but at the very least it does give you a reason to be playing the game. You see you have been left a big farm and it is now up to you to make sure that everything is running smooth.

One very surprising thing about Hay Day is just how good it looks. For what is essentially a town building style of game it has a very cinematic look to it. I am meaning this in terms of the games camera angles they can pan in and zoom out and even swing around showing you just how detailed everything is. In all Hay Day is a game that is very easy on the eyes.

As far as game play goes you will need to make some money and keep your farm running smooth. To keep things running smooth you will need to build various structures such as barns and make sure you are taking care of your crops. Also a big part of the game is selling the produce that your farm makes. This is things like eggs, milk and other items as well. Once you sell things you get money that of course can be used to buy new things for your farm. It could not be any easier to play just a tap and a swipe on things is all you need to do. Of course in all games like this you will need to spend time waiting for things to grow and sell.

There are many different achievements for you to do in the game which is really what extends its replay value. These range from collecting a whole bunch of eggs to making a lot of milk. When you touch your farm house you will see a big list of achievements for you to try and do.

One interesting feature that I thought was quite cool was the social aspect of the game. If you have friends who play this game. You and they can place adds offering to sell good to each other. I thought this was a pretty fun feature. If you do not have any friends who play this all is not lost as computer controlled characters will arrive on your farm every now and again looking to buy and sell.

In all Hay Day is good harmless fun. It may not be a revolutionary game offering a bunch of new features, but it does what it does very well.

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