With a focus on the mischievous little woodland creatures, the squirrels, this is a pretty unique adventure you’ll undertake as a wildlife observer of sorts. With pretty well no introduction you’ll need to follow your instincts and meander a bit to find your mobile research station, get everything running, and get caught up with your scientist in charge via phone. At times what you’re expected to do, or precisely how, can be a bit unclear and require a bit of trial and error experimentation to satisfy precisely what the game is looking for in order for you to progress but it typically isn’t an unreasonable effort to work out what you’ve been doing wrong, even if you were pretty much doing the right thing all along. The pacing is pretty slow, but the aesthetics and pretty carefree style of play may be appealing to people looking for something more mellow and periodically amusing, though a wrinkle here and there in the story help deepen the intrigue as well.
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