Apps

An App Review of Alpaca World HD+

Alpaca World HD+ by Ammonite Studio

Type: Animal, Simulation

Basic Game Setup: You are an alpaca farmer. The goal is to try to unlock as many alpaca fur colors as possible and buy clothes and upgrades for them.

Quality

Game Play: 3/5 Average: Alpaca World HD+ doesn’t really have a main goal to it. You can breed alpacas to find different colors of fur and level up, but there really is no set plot or ultimate goal in the game. The game seems mostly made for relaxation.

Graphics: 3½/5 Above Average: The graphic were plain 3D ones. The colors are bright and solid. Most of the art is simple looking, but not outdated and cheap. The clothing fits the alpacas nicely and usually looks natural.

Music and Sound Effects: 3½/5 Above Average: The music and sound effects are cheerful. There are only three songs, but they are all done nicely.

Overall: 3/5 Average: The game wasn’t super special or horribly done, just not unique or interesting. It is recommendable in interest for children of either gender from seven or eight years old to twelve.

Moral Content

Sexual and Inappropriate Content: 1/5 Suggestive: One of the clothing items is a bikini top. “Sexy” is used to describe clothes twice. One of the clothing items is a bikini top. One of the clothing items is a miniskirt.

Violence: 1/5 Light Violence: The alpacas can fight so that you can catch other ones. All the alpaca does is rush into the other on or send something on it. There are no signs of injury on the alpaca such as bruises or blood.

Swearing and Using the Lord’s Name in Vain: 0/5 None

Emotional, Intense, and Disturbing Content: 0/5 None

Religious Issues: 1/5 Suggestive: In the description for the scarf it is mentioned they can be worn for “religious reasons. There are shoes called “Hermes Shoes,” which are in reference to a false god. The description for one clothing item says “Pearls were once thought to be the tears of the gods…”

Magic: 1/5 Light Reference: There are several “Magical” clothes for “magical” alpacas. One clothing description mentions a wizard. One alpaca attack is a meteor and another one is bullets that look like little blue balls of fire. One of the colors is called “magic mint.”

Others: There is an electric guitar. There are popular culture references in clothing, such as Star Wars helmets and lightsabers,

Overall: 1/5 Child Appropriate: Sadly even in children’s games the world feels like it has to put in its two cents. Besides from the “Sexual and Inappropriate Content” I would rate this completely appropriate, because of it though I would say ten and older.

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