My Time At Sandrock Review
There are so many amazing simulation games on the Nintendo Switch. Is My Time At Sandrock one of them? Here is our review of My Time At Sandrock for the Nintendo Switch!
My Time At Sandrock starts off with the main character, someone you create, arriving in a desert town. As soon as that person arrives, they become the new builder in town. The builder is in charge of creating things that the town needs. You get a workshop where you create things outside, while inside is the place you can go to bed and create your own space. There are many people to talk to in the town and places to visit. The game’s story is delivered through interactions with the people and when you build stuff. The story and dialogue is not bad but My Time At Sandrock is much more about its gameplay.
Building things in My Time At Sandrock is the biggest part of the gameplay. You can craft stuff but you’ll need to look for the materials to do so. Finding crafting materials is difficult because some of the things you build can be pretty complex and require multiple items that are spread out in Sandrock’s world. There’s a place in the menu that lets you know where you can find stuff, but it can still be difficult to get items. The spawn rate in this game can be very slow with some items not reappearing for several in-game days. Days work much like Harvest Moon, they are quick but not quick enough. Crafting isn’t fun in this game at all
Sandrock has much more than just crafting though, with plenty of social interaction such as talking and fighting people in the town. You can also play a neat little card game with them too. There is a lot to see and do in Sandrock. The town is pretty big and fun to explore. There is combat in this game thats simple but good. Sandrock does have a lot of good things in it but its too bad it doesn’t run that great on Switch.
Unfortunately, there is plenty of slowdown while riding a camel and some slowdown when you walk around. Sandrock also has a lot of environmental pop-in, which can take you out of the game.
My Time At Sandrock is a neat game but the complex crafting and technical issues may keep some from enjoying it on the Switch. There is supposed to be an multiplayer mode added after the game comes out, so perhaps that, and some updates, will make the game even more enjoyable. Meanwhile, My Time At Sandrock is not a bad looking game, despite its pop-in issues.
My Time At Sandrock has nice, cartoon-like graphics. All of the characters and places you visit are very detailed too. Its a shame that the environmental pop-in can take you out of the game but even so, this is a nice looking game. The voice acting and music are alright.
Overall, My Time At Sandrock is a good game that could be even better with some updates. Its unlikely the pop-in issues will improve but perhaps the slow down issue could be remedied. It would also be nice if there were more hints as to where to find items and if spawn rates weren’t so slow. Some players will enjoy the big town to explore and the social interactions though. Sandrock is a big game and perhaps upcoming updates will make it even better. Right now, My Time At Sandrock has a lot of potential and will be a game to keep an eye on.
Thank you to Renaissance PR for providing a digital code for this game. My Time at Sandrock will be available today, November 2nd, 2023, via the Nintendo Switch eshop!