When you need to unwind after a long day, or get lost in the Zen-like calm of caring for your in-game world farming sims are a great distraction. With its focus on bee keeping, APICO has its own take on things, and if you’re someone who is concerned with their real-world plight I have no doubt that this would have some added interest for you. As a game though, when taking into account the competition, while it does have an edge with novelty for sure, it also falls a bit flat in terms of diversity in your activities. Without that interesting community of people to interact with and understand that there’s something more to be found in their experiences, or variety that will keep you occupied with a larger collection of tasks to be completed, it just fails to stand out as much more than a merely good game with some different ideas that may have some appeal for that reason, but fails to aim higher to help it further set itself apart from the pack.
Justin Nation, Score: