Moving from the underground to the fringes of the mainstream, build your small grow room into a booming business
The world just keeps on changing, and at long last the mighty marijuana plant is making its way to widespread legitimacy. That said, with it still illegal in many places there’s still room for two enterprising brothers who’ve just recently lost their father and come into some money to make their mark. There are a few different scenarios to choose from, which are each a little different, but the “make or break” mode will be where you cut your teeth as it acts as the game’s tutorial. You’ll find the guidance you get to be pretty inconsistent, at least providing you with the essential basics for getting started but leaving just enough out to either keep you interested in figuring it all out yourself or make you want to break things. It isn’t just about attending to your crops and cultivating new strains, you’ll also need to understand your customers, work to create business fronts, and generally try to stay a few steps ahead of the po-po. The biggest obstacle, unfortunately, is with the controls. At a high level and on the main screens things work well enough, but as you get into sub-screens and deeper menus the strain of making an interface obviously built for PCs begins to show. You can get by and make it work out if you enjoy the core experience, but there’s no ignoring how cumbersome it can make even performing what should be much simpler tasks at times, and that can wear on you.
Justin Nation, Score: