This game has 5 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
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This game has 2 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
|iOS:||(4.50) with 214,557 votes.|
|Google Play:||(4.29) with 2,625,613 votes.|
This game has a timed feature with many of the items you craft. Some take little to no time, such as the apples, which grow in less than ten seconds. Some take longer, like peaches, which take four hours - meaning you either have to check in in four hours time, or use a 'speed grow', which you buy with real world money. Most take about half an hour to complete, meaning you're left checking in multiple times through the day to collect the items that have completed crafting and begin new ones.
This game does have some grindy sections. Lots of crafting recipes use more product than ends up in the final product (ex 3 bottles of milk used to produce one strawberry milk). You don't need to grind a lot for leveling up or in-game money most of the time, but the crafting recipes can take a long time to get everything you need for them.
This game is actually one of the few that doesn't interrupt in the middle of gameplay or every so many "levels" to force you to watch an ad - one of the few good things about it. However, there's a "theater" where you can earn rewards for watching ads, and some quests you get assigned are to watch ads. To the developers credit, these are all voluntary, but still extremely annoying.
I'm not sure if there is a level cap - never been able to let myself sink that long into this game - but if there is one, it's way up there.
Some quests ask you to link your facebook or invite other friends who play the game to your "co-op" for rewards.
Yes. It makes it hard to delete the game sometimes, but when I notice myself becoming obsessed with it, I make myself uninstall it. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it multiple times by now.
Recently, I noticed "gift boxes" scattered around the map that you need to watch an ad or pay keys to open, and they have a timer counting down from 5 minutes and says it'll expire. Every time I log back in, though, the boxes are back - they don't really expire. There are also special events where you can get rare items, and timed quests for selling items, like with Eagle Eye Eddie - a pilot who takes off at predetermined times.
THE IN GAME TIMERS ARE THE WORST PART OF THIS ENTIRE GAME! Some aren't so bad, like 15 minutes for foraging in the glade. But others are up to 8 hours, like fishing at the pond or crafting a shovel! I found myself actually trying to schedule my day around when things finished crafting in the game - and as soon as I noticed myself doing that, deleted it immediately.
You can purchase "keys", "golden gloves", and "speed seed" which all allow you to skip crafting / foraging / growing timers. You get these for some in-game quests, but not nearly enough, if you use them regularly. You can also buy these with real world money. You don't HAVE to use them, but the alternative is sometimes waiting 8 hours for an item to complete crafting.
When you friend other players in the game, you can sell and buy resources from one another.