Pros and cons
Pros- The game is specially designed for people who have the open mind. This game makes sure that you remain entertained for hours and hours. It's hard to get bogged down when you have so many toys to play with.
Visual graphics and music rise up the energy levels. The Sandbox, perfect partner for solitude
Cons- Elements may take time to unlock, unless you go for app purchases.
Perfect weekend game for iPad or iPhone
Sometimes the game title is perfect. It performs a perfect job without bombarding players with unnecessary words. The games like Shin Megami Tensi: Devil, Summoner: Raidoh Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army are examples of a perfect title. The Sandbox game is where my heart and soul comes alive with possibilities. Each step of this game brings about change, and with this change the game becomes more fulfilled. The game is like evolving oneself in motion, growing and learning. Truly, sandbox is a game that lets the players speak. A splendid, pixelated and magnificent game that captures the attention of an audience, on the first go. With more exposure a fundamental shift has taken place in the implied contract between game maker and game player. Sandbox is a perfect example of such a shift.
How the game is played
In The Sandbox you act as a God. In the first part of game, you are God in training, and an elder God helps you in the walkthrough of the game. Once you have successfully understood first few tutorials, you can access Free Play, which lets you put all the skills that you have gained so far.
What you might learn
You might learn various wonders like making mud to grow flowers, adjusting temperatures according to your whims and wishes, transforming water into vapor, and creating electric devices such as lights or refrigeration units. Completing the assigned task will make you earn mana (a reward in the form of a cash), which in turn will help you to purchase new elements and background. However, this reward can also be earned by completing various tasks like playing for a specific amount of hours.
It is a game that delivers a mind boggling experience to the
players. Although Sandbox limits you to the single screen at your disposal, but at the same time you can create a number of worlds where you can sit back and enjoy. There exist multiple story scenarios, which challenge you to solve queries using the elements that you have acquired.
It's just like a Google doc where you can share your creations with the whole world. All you need to do is to make use of a screen shot button, which captures a photo that can be posted to the whole world to see.
The activities are so realistic that mind becomes numb. The water flows, freeze, evaporation, lava absorbing the stone, makes SandBox an impressive game to play with. It's a lot of fun to play with so many toys. At one time you are creating pristine landscapes, after half an hour you are creating waterfall scenario, then you are releasing a virus into the air. The game truly provides you limitless power to change and control everything.
There are minor issues with the game, the fiddly zoom option and scroll mechanic doesn't work properly. Despite all its flaws it's an irresistible and addictive game.
It is a perfect game to play when you are marooned on an island for some hours.
Pros and cons