I loved how cute and simple the graphics are in this game, it's not a game to sit and play for hours on end but its so much fun to check up on during the day! I love it
It was fun at first, but after the 1st island you have to either watch ads or pay money to even maintain your green area. It's not worth it.
Besides the pollution paywall which is annoying, the ship (watch ads to gain energy_currency) is bad. The app wants to download ads to store on my device (what the heck! might as well install bloatware or even malware) instead of being like other sane apps who stream the ads. The game is balanced so that you either have to kill your time doing an incredibly monotonous task (tapping windmill forever for very little reward) or basically give the devs money... and this honestly gives me the opposite incentive to open my wallet for them. I'm not against buying good video games or giving money to free-to-play games that make themselves honesty enjoyable but the devs haven't really figured out that kind of balance in this game yet. Rating 2 stars and not 1 star because the graphics and music are cute.
The lack of instructions paired with the difficulty getting energy stopped me from really enjoying this adorable game.
Waste of time
Overall a cool passive game. The lack of instructions was frustrating until I found tricks. There is a wonderful message in the game warning us to mind the world we take for granted. Lots of fun things to find for relatively low effort.
1. Adjust the cloud backup mechanism, you can enable/disable the cloud backup function in the settings page
2. Fix bugs. Now the beast NIAN has fled back into the mountains...
If you love village to city island building sims, then you'll love City Island 3