A new game in the Animal Crossing series, Manor Matters is another fun and relaxing game to play. This time around, you as the owner of a manor house will have to maintain and care for all the guests that come to stay. Your guests will have different needs, like asking for a certain appliance or needing to ask for something special. As you manage the manor house, you will be faced with many decisions regarding what to do with the rooms. This is where the hidden object and puzzle games come into play; as these two play into the gameplay of this fun game.
Puzzles involve several different things, including a mix of thinking and deductive reasoning. You’ll need to find hidden items within the rooms, and use them to decorate the manor matters. Since all the rooms in the house are already decorated, you’ll have to decide what to renovate and which ones you should keep. When you renovate, remember that each room has a specific purpose. No matter what room you decide to renovate, you should do it according to the purpose of that room.
To start off with, you’ll need to unlock every nook and cranny in your manor. In order to do this, you must complete the various errands and jobs listed on the bulletin board in your office. After you’ve completed all the errands, the bulletin board will open up, giving you a list of tasks you have to do. When you click on the tasks, an item will be dropped down below the window. The items required for each task depend on its location, so be sure to plan ahead as to where you’ll be performing a task.
Manor Matters is a time management game where you manage your resources during a limited time frame. To play the game, you can either play it online or offline. The online version of the game features a timed limit where you only have a certain number of minutes to accomplish various tasks. On the other hand, the offline version features a fixed starting time and an unlimited amount of time to perform tasks. The game introduces a simple interface where all you have to do is to choose a difficulty level and follow simple instructions provided by the game’s developer.
One thing that makes Manor Matters challenging is its distinct take on the real-life property management business. Throughout the game, there are several instances where you’ll be required to make difficult decisions regarding the tenants of your manor. For example, in one scene, I had a choice to rent a bedroom to an abusive tenant who was living there with his four-year-old daughter. Although the girl was only ten years old, I made the bad choice to let the child stay there since I didn’t want to worry about her welfare. In another case, I had to decline an offer of renting a car to a middle-aged couple who were planning to buy a car after two years of marriage.
This hints system is what makes playing the game so exciting. Not only do you get to learn about the daily schedule of your landlord, but you will also get to hear several hints each day. I especially appreciated the hint regarding the need to restore the manor if I missed it the first time around. The hint section gives you helpful tips to make the most out of your time in playing as well as some tips that will help you complete various tasks within the time frame given to you.
The point of any game is for players to be challenged to find ways to make their time pass faster and make their tasks easier. In the case of Manor Matters, the speed and ease with which you move through the stages combined with the hint system make for a fun puzzle game. However, the lack of challenge is not a big negative. This is because there are enough alternatives in the form of other manors in the game to keep players wanting to play more. Likewise, the hint system is not necessary if you are looking to simply have a fun car racing game. Likewise, there are several other features including the similar gameplay that have made Manor Matters one of the most popular iPhone apps.
When it comes to gameplay, the point and click style will work just fine. You can use a mouse to do most of your activities, although you will likely want to use a touch screen in order to quickly perform tasks or complete challenges. There are several collectibles to collect throughout the manor, and you can upgrade your manor by buying a variety of decorations, power-ups, and vehicles. The overall goal is to renovate and restore every room, which includes putting a carpet on the floor. The addition of collectible items helps make this game more interesting, but you can also expect a good amount of replayability because you can do different things with each level as well as choose between different vehicle models. If you like to solve puzzles and have an analytical mind, then you may just enjoy playing Manor Matters.