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Buildings Have Feelings Too Review

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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Buildings Have Feelings Too is set in a city where buildings can walk and talk. Not only that, but each has aspirations, hopes and fears. Your job is to create a city that works for all the buildings, a task that will see your city planning pulled in different directions.

It's essentially a city management game like Sim City, here though it's the feelings of the buildings rather than the people who matter. You work to grow the city whilst keeping an eye on each individual building. They need to be happy houses to thrive or you risk them being demolished forever.

As you progress you can create new industries and add different architectural features. But at the same time world events can cause buildings to fail and businesses to go bankrupt. The key is discovering what each building needs and balancing how you deliver this while not making other buildings (with conflicting concerns) unhappy. This could involve refurbishing a building or simply grabbing it by the hand and moving it to a nicer part of the neighbourhood.

The city can expand past the initial areas to multiple neighbourhoods that include special areas like finance hubs, theatres or shops. Add to this complexity the management of electricity supply, noise pollution and transport and this is a game of considerable challenge.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 22/04/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Open World, Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibility: 5 features

Developer: Blackstaff Games (@BlackstaffGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 30 hours and 40 hours to complete. You can take many hours to develop the city, depending on how efficient you are at making choices and implementing them.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Buildings Have Feelings Too usually costs £14.99 to £15.99.
 

Buildings Have Feelings Too

XBox Store Xbox One £14.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Switch Store Switch £14.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Young children enjoy playing the game because of the building characters. With a little help from an adult with the more complex decision making, this is great fun for youngsters. It also develops empathy and civic skills.

AccessibilityAccessibility

You can't remap the controls, but there aren't lots of buttons to press. You move buildings around with the analogue sticks and use a button to place them. Other buttons are used to open menus for game decisions.
 
Our Buildings Have Feelings Too Accessibility Report documents 5 accessibility features:

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