About The Game
At the beginning of the game, all you own is an empty field, a few pennies and a single little ostrich. You need to feed your ostrich, take care of it, and improve its lifestyle. Well-fed with seed, your ostrich will lay eggs which can then be sold to the Shopkeeper. With this money, you can buy new animals at the Farmers’ Market.
My Exotic farm like its predecessor My farm is a game that will never appeal to the masses.
You start off the game in similar fashion to the first but now you've had enough of looking after the farm animals and you want a new challenge.
Lucky enough you get an invite to take charge of a new farm on the other side of the world (location not given but I presume it’s suppose to be Africa)
At this point you're given your given instructions on how everything works those who've played the original will already know this as everything is the same but you'll have to sit through it regardless.
The Ostrich has replaced the chicken as the starter animal.
You start with a single Ostrich from then on you’ll look after your animals (feed, clean and cure them when sick, sell stock (eggs) Ostrich (feathers) Parrots (milk) Zebra, Giraffe & Gazelles and animals that grow up to be sold (not sure where they’re going) Monkey, Hippo, Crocodile, Lion & Elephant.
The more money you make the more animals & pens ect you can buy for your farm.
Plenty of tasks / challenges are thrown up along the way though they don't offer much in the way of variety they give you rewards such as experience points, more animals and new items for the farm. The points count towards your level up to the maximum 50.
Every time you level up your given more things for your farm (usually food and more animals)
As with the first game characters pop up from time to time to give you help and advice players of the first game and most new players will tire of this rather quickly.
Newspapers occasionally pop upon screen they have zero impact on the game.
Ultimately the game mirrors the first, if you liked it but reached level 50 and completed all the challenges this will offer you a 4 / 5 hour game play extension.
If you didn't you won't find anything new here for you.
New players basically have a choice of game either farm animals or African animals (I personally prefer this one but as the games are almost identical it genuinely is just a personal preference.
All animal houses must still be bought but still can only go in pre determined places.
The only customization solely remains animal names (from set lists) & colours.
Thankfully the animals sleep at night meaning you'll have more time to do almost nothing.
Discount on other versions of the game if you buy any one of them.
Plenty of tasks / Challenges to complete.
Those that really like the game can try and advance up to level 50.
For fans of any other versions of the game get more of the same.
There are plenty of challenges throughout the game but unfortunately the variety isn't great.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Quickly becomes repetitive.
The sound effects are very poor remixes of the originals the hippos sound like pigs for example.
Hippos and Crocodile are a bit more exotic than your normal farm animals but unfortunately they sure don't sound like it!
For fans of the game more of the same with fresh if somewhat similar coat of paint this will be a welcome addition.
For everyone else one game in the series will be more than enough.
The series hasn't moved on from the original my farm game (Arctic and Jurassic had some technical tweaks)
The rehash of animal sounds has to be the most disappointing thing in the game I don’t pretend to be any kind of expert on game making but I find it hard to believe it would cost much time or money to add better suited sound effects for the animals.
Other than that the game is what it and it will be enjoyed by those that accept it for a basic animal management sim with some stylus rubbing and cleaning thrown in.
A review copy of the game was provided by Bip Media and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.