The Happy Hereafter Game Review
Game Developer: Mirball Games
Game Genres: Simulation, Strategy
[Please note that this game, “The Happy Hereafter,” is a slow pace game; it’s not for everyone.]
Summary Excerpt from the game’s store page over at Big Fish Games:
Welcome to The Happy Hereafter, a casual sim in which you guide the newly dead as they build an afterlife for themselves and their fellow lost souls. Explore weird but wonderful landscapes, discover cleverly hidden secrets, and complete dozens of challenging missions in your quest to create a little slice of Heaven in the underworld!
There isn’t much can be said about the game’s visuals asides from that they’re amazingly well done. Pretty much the same thing can be said about the game’s audio. The visual and audio can be adjusted in the game’s option menu.
The Happy Hereafter is a strategy simulation game. Where the individual can control the actions of their workers by assigning them certain task[s] to carry out like gathering resources from the environment around them. All the while maintaining their happiness that max level.
There are plenty of colorful and zangy characters to meet in the game. Some of them do have quests that needs to be fulfilled.
There are plenty of artifacts to find and collect around the environment. Some of them can be easily found right away.
The building plans are locked because they’re connected to the quests that given out by characters. They can be used to build new buildings in the environment. When building a structure it’ll take some time. However, it can go much faster, only if add another worker to speed up the building process. [This same strategy can be applied to clearing away the garbage from roads and such.] The newly built buildings can be upgraded as long as the required item[s] are found.
There are two ways of scroll (“Click & Drag” and “Edge”) in the game. There’s little and/or no mouse control for “Edge” scrolling. There’s plenty of mouse control for “Click & Drag” scrolling. I prefer “Click & Drag” scrolling it makes everything a bit easier.
There are total of five different trading cards. You only get the three of those cards from the game. There are several ways to get the rest of the trading card: Purchased from Steam’s Market; Trade with friends; Booster Packs and it’s Booster Pack Creator. Badge can be crafted and upgraded with these trading cards. This feature is only available for Steam’s version of this game.
Final thoughts, I definitely enjoying playing this game all the way through to the end. As for the replay value I would say is low. I would recommend this game but not at the full price.