This is a case of a cute and very pleasant game, which is a nice change of pace, sadly lacking quality in overall execution
With a preponderance of platformers populating the eShop, it behooves developers to try to find an appealing and hopefully somewhat unique angle to draw people in. With Mail Time the focus is obviously going for family-friendly, quite cheery overall, and colorful. In those areas the game shines and does quite nicely as you’ll walk around exploring, talking to people, and trying to complete chores for them which usually involve figuring out where the next character is or how to get to them. Overall all of that makes for an experience you can take at your own pace with little to no pressure, and to some degree simply lose yourself in the tranquility of the game’s vibe. Ah, but there’s a snag, especially when you contrast it with its brethren, even other ones out there that aren’t as challenging and trend towards all-ages fun. The biggest issues, unfortunately revolve around the camera, whether that has to do with how close it is, the positioning, and some glitchiness, and general controls for movement. Simply put, there are implementations out there that are cleaner and smoother, even within the indie space. All that said, if you don’t mind some mild irritation fighting with the mechanics of things (and thankfully there are no cruel penalties for lack of success other than losing some time) it’s an approachable and pleasant experience for those who’d like to slow things down a bit.
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