If your goal is to get into a groove of satisfying service, maintenance, and renovation tasks, this does a reasonable job of it
I won’t lie, based on their track record on the Switch as a whole I get a chill down my spine when I see the word “Simulator” in the title of any game hitting my mailbox. Let’s face it, to begin with they aren’t a flavor everyone digs in the first place, but it also doesn’t help that so many of them are simply so boring and even outright awful. The good news, though, is that as dull as the title may seem, if you don’t mind the very service and maintenance-oriented nature of the gameplay here it works pretty well and throws just enough variety at you on a consistent basis to incentivize getting to that next milestone. Time management, being efficient, and keeping an eye on when you have customers so they aren’t left waiting are all crucial, but you’ll spend plenty of time getting to customize and fix the place up from a complete roadside dump to a shining beacon in the middle of the desert. The less we talk about your snot-nosed nemesis Dennis the better, but every once in a while a little annoyance may not be a bad way to break up your routine. While it lacks the side of retro gaming side line of Arcade Paradise and the funky exploration and discovery of Barn Finders, as a more traditional straight-up first-person management simulator this is an excellent choice for sim fans.
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