I'm talking about the My Horse game for iPad (a gift from graduation). I would not consider myself a gamer, though years ago I loved watching the video game review show on TechTV because they went on awesome tangents. Anyway, I never understood the appeal of Farmville-like games, especially since many of the people I know who play them already own horses or even LIVE on farms. Clicking on dinky little icons and having to wait hours to see the results seemed like work rather than play. But now...I see the light.
|Wee! Look at her go! No dinky icons for me!|
Er...ok, maybe not SO realistic. They have some kinks to work out with the animation. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong can switch leads all by herself in the field, but she flings up her head at the trot as if she is really ouchy. And no wonder, she kind of looks like her legs are broken or like she's doing Big Lick:
|"Money...makes life happy!" (one thousand magical unicorn sparkles to person who identifies the quote).|
|What is this? Australian? Endurance? Definitely not a jumping saddle. Also...turtle?|
|Jeez, what is with her tail?|
|I get lots of shinies, but I can't see the action!|
So that's kind of annoying, but there are many hilariously weird parts of the game that redeem it for me. Like the available tack options:
|I want this in real life.|
|This is the ONLY halfway normal-looking English saddle available.|
|Why do I have to wait till level 47 and pay 7650 coins to get a plain white saddle pad?|
If you poke the unicorn, it rears up just like a real unicorn.
So that's my unsolicited review of My Horse. If you have an iPad and want to play me, the game is free and my username is clakeful.