Potion Allow is a role-playing journey recreation developed by MassHive Media and revealed by PQube. It packs the whole lot you want in a comfy title. Between foraging, curing residents of the city, and battling enemies, there’s by no means a uninteresting second.
Your character is a chemist, transferring to Moonbury to assist heal the mayor’s daughter. The issue is the residents don’t take care of alchemy and like conventional therapeutic strategies. So, not solely do you have to heal the residents with potions, however you additionally want to realize their belief alongside the way in which.
One factor I like about this recreation is that it isn’t sluggish to start with. In comparable video games, you don’t have any cash and must construct up your revenue earlier than you are able to do something. In Potion Allow, this isn’t a difficulty. You may promote potions you make, promote elements you forage within the wild, and earn cash by therapeutic the residents. It provides up shortly, permitting you to improve your instruments, home, and cauldron simply.
The sport is fairly easy and well-balanced, and there’s at all times one thing to do to maneuver ahead. For instance, once I first turned on the sport on a Saturday morning, I blinked, and eight hours had already handed. That’s how simple it’s to get sucked into Potion Allow.
There are various transferring items to this recreation. The largest one is exploration and potion-making. Your character has a cauldron of their dwelling the place they’ll make numerous potions to promote or use for therapeutic when a resident will get ailing. When somebody will get sick, you diagnose them by taking part in a fast mini-game, resembling Simon says, or a rhythm recreation. Then, you make a potion to heal them.
Potion-making is comparatively easy, too. Potions are a puzzle the place you should add elements to fill the form. Every element has a selected form, much like Tetris-style blocks. To make the potion, you should work out how one can make the items match collectively. To begin, your cauldron can match 5 elements, however you possibly can improve it on the blacksmith a couple of occasions to have the cauldron match as much as ten items.
As soon as a potion is made, you possibly can carry it again to the resident to heal them. You could have about 4 in-game days to get better them earlier than they lose belief in you. Fortunately, the puzzles had been simple sufficient, and the elements had been simple to return by, so I at all times healed my residents instantly, incomes the utmost belief and cash.
However how do you get elements in Potion Allow? You discover the wilderness surrounding the city! The map is comparatively giant and is cut up into 4 sections, one being the city itself. The primary space you unlock is a forest biome. To get elements, you possibly can minimize down bushes, bushes, and different vegetation. As well as, there are monsters and wild animals to battle. They’ll additionally drop gadgets you should use for potions. As well as, this stuff may also be offered or used to meet resident quests. All of the assets come again the subsequent day, so you possibly can simply top off on sure provides.
Resident quests are like a facet story to assist increase your friendship with every particular person. Each particular person on the town has their very own story occurring behind the scenes. When you speak to them as soon as a day, you’ll finally fill the meter, unlocking a cutscene to see extra of their story. Actually, I wasn’t as into this function of the sport. There wasn’t a lot reward for all of it, and the cutscenes had been plentiful. So, it felt like they interrupted the move of the gameplay.
Nonetheless, the sport does maintain you busy. There’s at all times one thing to do, whether or not serving to a resident, stocking up on provides, fishing, hanging out on the arcade (sure, there’s a whack-a-mole mini-game), and extra. My solely criticism is that Potion Allow is just a little too simple. However then again, I obtained fully sucked into the gameplay and had a tough time stopping for the day. When you’re searching for a low-maintenance, cozy recreation, undoubtedly verify this one out.