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Hay Day
Hay, look over here
by Harry Slater 6/7/2012
Product: Hay Day
Developer: Supercell
Publisher: Supercell
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Casual, Simulation
Players: 1
File size: 28.1MB
Version: Europe
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In one way, it's sort of strange that farming - a menial, repetitive task that involves long hours and lots of hard work - has formed the basis for the latest craze in casual simulators.

But in another way it makes perfect sense. Games like FarmVille are all about managing time and resources in order to create a particular outcome, and farming may be the most clear and direct form of resource-management in the world. Seeds go in, plants come out. Done.

Hay Day is the latest freemium title to try and cash in on the farm craze, and while it isn't particularly original it still manages to get all of the basic elements right. ...
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It might be just another freemium time sink, but Hay Day does everything right, and for that it deserves some praise
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 7
Overall: 7
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