As always with these things I like to start out by saying thank you to the fine folks over at Klabater for tossing me a copy of this one to review. It is always appreciated and great to work with them.
Weedcraft Inc. as the name would lead you to believe is a game about learning to run a business about growing and selling that lovely Mary Jane. The ganja if you will. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is just a game for stoners however,this is a very solid and detailed simulator.
The game starts with you going home to your brother,a typical stoner with a plan after the passing of your brother. A man with some knowledge and seeds. You however are the man with the knowledge of running a business. Knowing you aren’t happy about having to drop out of school he pitches the idea that this is how you will keep the lights on. Don’t worry,it’s medicinal, as long as you sell it at the market.
You will start out with a single strain of regular weed you are growing under a busted lamp with poor soil to some homeless men at the market from your stall. The game does a solid job of teaching you the ropes a little bit at a time. For example your new friend Bump that has been in the business awhile will explain that if you change the nitrogen and phosphorus levels amongst other things your weed will increase in quality and can be sold for more.
It won’t be long before you can buy new strains and better soil and sell to new clients. New clients want better and different products like Northern Lights or Haze. These better products sell for more but require more attention and better set ups.
Graphically the game is nothing amazing and it doesn’t need to be. Each plant looks different and it’s nice to watch cars drive around and wonder what the police cars will do when they drive past your house and you are illegally selling weed out of it. It may be legal to sell at the market,but it’s not legal to sling it from home but you can still do it.
It is also great to watch as you run other businesses out of town,which is something you will have to do because you aren’t alone. Others will attempt to move in and steal your clients.
Another thing to be noted,the sound is top notch for what the game is. I’ve hung out with stoners and the music in the game reminds me of some of the stuff I’ve heard them listen to.
Last but not least the reason you are here. Is the game worth playing? Absolutely. As a fan of these games I highly recommend this one. While the game can be repetitive at times and the controls take a bit of getting used to, I enjoyed my time with the game so far. I say so far because I will be continuing to play it. 8/10, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.