Sky High Farm
May 20, 2014
Melesta is definitely not new to the time management genre, in fact, it is one of the founders – this is why we are not surprised that we found ourselves enjoying this game. Sky High Farm is a dash-style time management game and as expected, it involves a lot of clicking. The gameplay reminds us of Playfirst’s Garden Dash, although it is not exactly the same. In this game, you basically need to plant seeds in the pots, water soil or fertilize them and watching them grow. When the products are fully grown and ready to be collected, you then need to fill orders, complete whatever tasks are given on that level and earn cash. Unfortunately, cash that you can spend is refreshed at the start of every new level. Within the level, you an buy more crop seeds, some equipments and machines as well as some upgrades.
Sky High Farm featured six different types of gardens, from vegetables and fruits to flowers and trees – this is the only change in the game actually. The problem with Sky High Farm is that its gameplay remains consistent over the whole period; for some, this can become tiring and tedious – nonetheless, we found the game to be very addicting and entertaining at the same time.
Melesta did a great job on the presentation side. The graphics are not phenomenal, but they are extremely appealing, colors are vibrant and the characters are nice-looking in a cartoon way. The music is very loud and lively during the menu and map screens. However, it is not as distracting during the game; still, it is pretty optimistic.
As for the challenge level, Sky High Farm is a challenging time management game. Many times it takes a couple tries to earn a perfect three stars; moreover, the orders from the ‘neighbours’ changed every time you restart, so it is even more difficult to predict what would come up and what to prepare. Sadly, there is no relaxed mode in this game; beginners and less-advanced player will have to deal with the time pressure.