Assemble with Care Review and Guide: A Good Sign of What’s to Come from the Apple Arcade

Assemble with Care Review and Guide: A Good Sign of What’s to Come from the Apple Arcade

Mobile Gaming

When the
Apple Arcade was first announced, several of us all raised eyebrows and
doubted its success. If Assemble with Care shows what’s coming, then expect the
Apple Arcade to be a huge success.

What is
Assemble with Care?

Assemble
with Care is a restoration game, where you play as a globetrotting antique-restorer
who has stopped off in a small town for a food festival. She advertises her
presence in the village and gets a variety of jobs which all seem to be
connected in some way.

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So the
aim of the game is to restore various antiques and electronics for the nice
people of this small town. All while becoming a better person in the
process.

What is
Gameplay like?

Gameplay
is a soothing, detailed experience of getting to grips with some weird and
wonderful items. Take time taking apart each item and replacing any damaged
parts along the way.

What
makes the experience enjoyable is the fully narrated gameplay and the immersive
story. You do feel like you’re taking these items apart and returning them
to their former glory.

Any
negatives?

Well, I
would say the gameplay is solid and enjoyable, just like the storyline.
However, the campaign is short and can be completed in a matter of minutes
rather than hours. I am not saying that I want to be fiddling around with an
old camera for hours, but only putting in a new mirror and film is a little
dull.

As the
story progresses there are more things to do, like wiring and adding a
selection of parts, yet something still feels missing. I can’t put my finger on
exactly what, perhaps more levels or perhaps I was never meant to restore
anything. All I am saying is there is something that stops me saying that
Assemble with Care is a must-play.

Tips, Cheats and Strategies

I thought
it was a good idea to include some useful pointers to anyone starting a
campaign. Making mistakes along the way is part of the fun, but it can also be
frustrating. Following these tips is sure to keep you from putting Assemble
With Care down in frustration.

  • Check your parts first. If they give you a bunch of circuit boards and wires, then odds are they are all going to be used at some point. Assembling your device before adding all the parts will mean you will have to take it apart again.
  • Test your restoration. In the later stages of the game, they give you more complicated devices. This means there are more parts to configure and get to grips with before you reassemble your item. If you have the opportunity to test to see if what you did works, do so. There is no point fully assembling your item to find out you didn’t wire it correctly.
  • Don’t skip the commentary. I know a lot of you will read faster than the characters can talk, but this is not a game to rush through. Take your time with everything you do and enjoy the fact that the game is read to you. They put a lot of effort into this game, so why not just sit back and enjoy it?

My
overall impression of Assemble with Care was that Apple has launched a service
that is well worth every penny. I never had a problem shelling out money for
good looking premium titles. But being able to pay for a bunch of games and
playing the ones I like the look of was a brilliant idea.

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