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Crafting things is another thing that deliberately slows the game down, as you frequently have to wait hours for the thing you're crafting to be ready — but at least you can do other things in the game while it's going. All in all, it's a pretty fun experience, particularly for kids but also for adults. What violence there is is very cartoony, and is mostly confined to "banishing" various nasty creatures before they hurt someone.
The missions all have options that basically hold your hand and show you what you need to do, but you don't have to take the hints, and even if you do there's a certain sense of satisfaction when you finish one mission and receive a new one. As you progress through the game, it holds your hand less and less, expecting you to remember, say, where to get bandages so you can treat another character's wounds.
Kids may be a little frustrated at first with frequently being forced to put the game down for a while, but as they continue playing I think they'll grow to see that it only helps with the immersion in the world of the game — after all, in the real world you need to go to sleep every now and then. The one thing the game doesn't have although they're working on it for the future is the ability to transfer your character and stuff over from the Facebook version of the game.
I would imagine this could be a bit frustrating for people who've been playing that version for some time, but the experience of the iPad game is different enough that many such people might find it fun to start over, anyway.
Fans of the story won't be disappointed, I promise you. The thing is that Hunger Games: The Movie may not be that bad. The Lord of the Rings , Harry Potter and the still evolving Game of Thrones has shown us what movies based on books can be like. I intend to see it Sunday with many of my friends who have read the books.
All one has to do is look at the recent crop of fantasy and SciFi movies to see how much closer to the visions of the authors the big screen adaptation are. Back in the day when CGI was a curiosity in universities, movies like John Carter would have looked as hokey as the version of Planet of the Apes does today. The sets had to be built in real space and what few scenes there were that could not be easily built were painted by artists then blending into the final film.
The results were often crude and the audience had to allow for these technical bugaboos. For the most part, this is a good thing.
Minor spoiler alert! The story that Suzanne Collins weaves is thread bare of happiness and fun times.
Katniss lives in a post-event world where the U. There are several stats that are vitally important to the game: Energy, Experience, and Goods. Everything you need to do costs Energy, and while Energy is replenished automatically, that happens very slowly, which results in you being forced to take breaks from playing the game because you simply won't be able to do anything — this is actually a pretty good idea, if you think about it.
You will get a few items that will replenish some energy, but they only will a little bit, and they take a while to "recharge," too. Goods are essentially money, and are used to acquire items or unlock new sections of your forest area for use; you get Goods by doing pretty much anything, and they add up pretty quickly. Experience is just what you'd expect: There are also Mockingjay pins that you can download with real money that will allow you to refill your Energy or take other shortcuts here and there.
So, what do you actually do in the game? You'll be given missions by the various characters: Some of these will give you Goods and Experience, and are optional; others move the story along and are therefore necessary — and they're all helpfully labelled so you can decide what to do next at any point in time.
Along the way you collect all sorts of items, some of which, like wood, you can get by chopping down any of the many trees you'll find.
Others require specific tools to create, from needing a First Aid Table to get bandages to needing a Workshop to craft bricks, nets, or better work tools. Crafting things is another thing that deliberately slows the game down, as you frequently have to wait hours for the thing you're crafting to be ready — but at least you can do other things in the game while it's going.
All in all, it's a pretty fun experience, particularly for kids but also for adults. What violence there is is very cartoony, and is mostly confined to "banishing" various nasty creatures before they hurt someone.