After playing My Time at Portia, I was interested to see what the sequel My Time at Sandrock would be. If you played the original release you will find it very similar, but you play in a desert Oasis town.
Your rival builder (sort of), Mi-an and you arrive to Sandrock to be the new builder since the previous one has retired. Your home is where you can craft materials and progress the story. You can’t chop down any trees in this area due to the absence of vegetation. You will also see posters about the mysterious Logan and learn more about Geeglers.
You will be running around, collecting materials and completing tasks. You can get the materials by using your pickhammer and hands to harvest scraps, attacking animals and creatures, or kicking trees. You’ll never get bored, as there’s very little downtime. You can be overwhelmed by the game, particularly if you are concentrating on the plot.
As I progressed through the story I became more and more fond of Unsuur and Owen. This game has a lot of options for romance, which is different from other series such as Harvest Moon. The characters weren’t all that interesting but the voice-acting was a nice touch to bring them to life. Music is really enjoyable to listen to.
My Time at Sandrock’s biggest problem is its quality. There is plenty of content and I think there was a great deal of effort put in, but the graphics are a bit shaky and jerky. The character models are sometimes unsettling or even ugly. Matilda is a character that often poses in a T as she walks, which I find funny since she is the town minister. It’s definitely not intentional.
My Time at Sandrock could become a great game with more polish. It’s a good price if it receives another update. There are many things to discover in this huge, addictive game.