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Sep 29, 2013 | 8:36 AM EDT
  • Daily 4th Place September 30, 2013

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Remember these old DOS games where you had to sell lemonade in a little text-simulation? Well, here you somehow got to do the same but somewhat beyond. Enjoy!

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OctoraffeOctoraffe

Rated 3 / 5 stars October 26, 2013

This game is kind of a fun and original take on a tired idea, but boy does it have its fair share of issues.

I think the first issue is the programming. Something is terribly wrong with the code that is there to determine numbers. For instance, I may pick up 10 lemons in the park, but only get 3 in the numbers at my stand. Or, I might sell lemonade and make $10.50, but then my new total says $19, for pretty much no reason. I don't understand how it could be quite so inaccurate (and randomly so, as sometimes it does record properly). This hurt the game quite a lot. There are other number problems, too. The odd, randomly re-adjusting recipe every time you make a change, and that fact that the main menu says '5 cups are made from...' when in reality the recipe only makes ONE cup.

The second issue is the repetitive nature. I understand that lemonade stand games are repetitive, but in the old games you felt challenged as you made more and more money and could charge more to customers coming for a fabulous glass of lemonade. But here, it's all random. The weather is random, the potential customer counts are random (to the point where trying to predict and adjust for the crowd is impossible), and the number of people that buy is random. How can 47 people come to the stand, but I only have 5 potential customers (only 1 of which bought something)? The random nature makes it repetitive. Steal sugar, pick/buy lemons, sell lemonade. Over and over, because you cannot succeed when every other factor is randomized. So the game becomes a frustrating loop as the player tries to make sense of the numbers being generated.

It felt like you had conflicting ideas about what this game was going to be, and instead of sticking to one you decided to use them all. So you get the stealing, beer, and whatnot, but then you also just sell lemonade like a child in the summer. I get the intention (the character is too lazy to work, so he commandeers a lemonade stand) but it's not executed well. It feels all disjointed and separated.

Overall, I wasn't really impressed. I think if the game was more refined I could have really enjoyed it. Congratulations on 4th place, though!

Review Rating: 3 stars
Submission Rating: 2
Overall: 5/10


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zombian123zombian123

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 26, 2013

I spent all my money on drugs, beer, jimmies, and a shotgun...
well played good sir/madam!


Schulles responds:

Thanks. It's 'sir', or the Dude.


ttek999ttek999

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars October 26, 2013

weird but okay......


Schulles responds:

You're okay too...


JustAnotherGirl4yaJustAnotherGirl4ya

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 26, 2013

I have no idea why but I love this.


Schulles responds:

That's good I guess!


jediaidenjediaiden

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars October 25, 2013

I admit controls simple graphics simple but concept and story brings it to the 4.5 i gave it


Schulles responds:

Phew! Thanks! :)