The description of Donut County
Donut County is a storyline puzzle game where you play as a racoon whose primary objective is to continually grow a hole in the ground. Earn hidden treasures and rewards for every achievement you get. Meet new county residents, filch their trash and toss them in a hole.
Concept - 4/5
The game has a pretty interesting concept that follows a narrative. It introduces you to Donut County, which is overrun by Raccoons that regard trash as treasure. Playing as a mischievous Raccoon named BK, your task is to drag holes from place to place as you collect aboveground objects, literally anything you can find on the ground, including your friends. The more objects you swallow into your hole, the larger your hole becomes, making it possible for you to collect even bigger things. However, be on the lookout as not to fall into the hole yourself, unless you are ready for a confrontation from friends you dragged into the hole. As you collect other characters and their trash into your hole, you earn prizes and unfold new possibilities.
Visuals - 4/5
It is incredible that despite the many objects and activities in the game, your screen does not appear cluttered. Donut County has a great visual style that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The color combinations used for different objects give the visuals a smooth sensation even when moving holes around. As you explore the unique home environment of your friends and other characters, the images retain their smoothness during these movements without any breaks.
Thrill - 3.5/5
As the game progresses, you will realize that the thrilling factor becomes more pronounced. New ideas and possibilities shift the gameplay in enthralling ways, and concepts are not monotonous. The more your hole enlarges, the greater the revolution against you as this propels the growth of a subterranean society trapped underground eagerly anticipating your fall so they can resurface. The replay value goes downhill as soon as the storyline climaxes. The thrill gradually lessens as you become familiar with the game concepts.
Controls - 4/5
Navigating Donut County is really easy. The game has simple controls and not at any point will you find it difficult to navigate around. As the major part of the game involves collecting items and trash into holes, the primary controls involve holding a hole and moving it under an item of your interest. No hustles whatsoever! Menu options are easily clickable without any hitches.
- Easy to use drag controls;
- The game will keep you sufficiently riveted;
- Pleasant user interface and visuals;
- Soothing soundtrack;
- Clear in-app tutorials.
- The storyline is quite short;
- Low replay value once you finish the main story.
Donut County stands out in offering a fairly great and thrilling experience for a mobile game in its category and price range. The game puts your critical thinking to test as you are required to solve puzzles, which is an excellent way of sharpening your wits and taking a break from the real world around you. The concept is neat, but the game faces a post-game retention issue in maintaining the thrill due to its short plot.20 Dec 2018