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  1. 60
    The game itself is balanced quite well, and aside from blurry text that is nearly impossible to actually read, it’s an attractive and charming enough game. Where Of Mice And Sand ultimately suffers is that it doesn’t tell a story of survival, like its betters, and never convinces you of the urgency and desperation that you’re facing. It’s simply too gamey for its own good.
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  1. Jul 23, 2017
    7
    It starts out slow due to a tutorial. Once you discover more locations, the game picks up the pace. Learning all the mechanics is simpleIt starts out slow due to a tutorial. Once you discover more locations, the game picks up the pace. Learning all the mechanics is simple enough, except I misunderstood a crucial part for advancement in this game. So when you upgrade your workshop, just kno that Dismantle Up+ is important to do early on. For some reason i thought it would dismantle the room. Despite having a description in the top left of the menu, so I ignored it. It of course hindered any advancement, and out of ignorance, i erased & started a new game.. Ive put a lot of time in this game so far, its quite addicting for me, and very unique. I love a good simulation game. This game is a lot of fun, with tons of random encounters, where decision making is crucial. Its really a roll of the dice for wether or not its a good or bad encounter. Feeding your mice is of the upmost importance. Gas and food are the two main focuses. The quests are "fetch & create, X amount of item". It sounds tedious, and in some cases it is, but when collecting the said materials. The random encounters make it less mundane. Ifs your into casual sim games, then you will most likely enjoy this. Lately its the only game ive been playing. Expand
  2. Jul 18, 2017
    7
    Played it on my N3DS XL and it was a pretty decent time sink, felt it ended a bit too fast and didn't really see any reason to continue afterPlayed it on my N3DS XL and it was a pretty decent time sink, felt it ended a bit too fast and didn't really see any reason to continue after reaching the end.
    The artstyle is also rather decent i'd say it's above average with the gameplay being somewhat hands off, might want to invest in repair kits if you ever decide to pick this up, as combat only happens once when travelling between places.
    Did not experience any apparent technical problems while playing.
    I didn't buy this game full price but the amount i spent on it felt ok.
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