I want to like Animoca Brands’ puzzle game, Hipster Sheep. It has a nice presentation with tasteful but cute artwork. But it feels designed around its microtransacrions. You have energy that gets used each time you play a level or restart one. But you can buy diamonds to fix your mistakes if you mess up. While I do like the core gameplay of building a path for your sheep using different cards, I think ultimately it doesn’t work. The deck feels stacked against the player since you can only see your current card and the next card. You have to figure out where to place the cards without knowing what’s ahead. So you could make a perfectly good path but then a card you couldn’t have foreseen messes the whole thing up. And since the game punishes you for failing, it leaves me wanting to walk away instead of trying again. Perhaps with some changes or as a premium game without all the IAP nonsense, I might have found it more enjoyable. But as is, I just don’t see myself sticking with it.
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