While the original YouTubers Life was certainly novel there was just something about it that felt more one-dimensional to me overall so it didn’t quite click for me. With this second crack at what’s essentially a life sim mixed with trying to find success as a social media icon I think they found a better and more satisfying balance in things. One part learning the ropes of how best to manage your time and finances, and the other exploring how to start from nothing and leverage every trick and technique possible to get eyes on you and build a following it may be a bit repetitive in some of the tasks you’ll need to repeat quite a lot, but that doesn’t mean you can simply go through the motions and gain a following without learning some strategy and tricks of the trade. While some may want to play the game to get a taste of the lifestyle of a social media icon, if anything I found that it reinforced the things I would imagine would make it miserable after a while. Constantly trying to find ways to mine trends and maintain an appearance of being happy and affable must be truly exhausting and when trying to caption and hashtag my 50th or so post that really began to settle in. Still, this offers an experience that’s pretty unique so if you’ve ever had aspirations to being a social media star it will likely have more to offer you than yet another farming sim for sure.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]