Sugar, Spice, and Not So Nice (DLC) Review

Sugar, Spice, and Not So Nice (DLC) Review

What we liked:

+ The gameplay we all know and love
+ A change of scenery

What we didn't like:

- No new mechanics

DEVELOPER: NinjaBee   |   PUBLISHER: NinjaBee   |   RELEASE: 10/10/2012


Digging your way out of a sticky situation.

And there I was, thinking that NinjaBee had completely forgotten about those poor little Keflings. How wrong I was. This week sees not one, but two DLC add-ons for the miniature building game. The first is a sweet affair, Sugar & Spice and Not So Nice.

I’m not going to go on about how the game works; you can read my review of A World of Keflings for that. The DLC doesn’t add anything new in regards to gameplay; it’s the same as it has been. Only this time, the scenery has changed a bit.

Instead of chopping wood and mining rocks, now you are cutting down Candy Floss trees and harvesting Toffee Apples, all in the name of saving the Gingerlings (the new name for Keflings). You must help Kari, the Last Chocolatier, rebuild Candy Peak and defeat the dreaded Waldorf. There are 12 new blueprints to work from, but many are just candy variations on the buildings from the main game. You also get the help from a ‘Gummibear’ along the way, who is there to help with the heavy lifting.

As with the main game, Sugar & Spice has a quirky sense of humour and a bizarre cast of characters. Even now, I still find myself chuckling along to the dialogue, which remains witty and sharp.

If there were any complaints to be had here, it’s that the DLC doesn’t bring any new mechanics to the game. I still get annoyed because there is no function to command groups of Gingerlings, which would be a god send as individually commanding 10-14 of those little buggers can be mind numbing. However, the progression system is still in place, which is cool as the Gingerlings get better at each job the more they do it.

For the small asking price, Sugar & Spice and Not So Nice is a great excuse to go back and revisit a little gem of a game. There are a few hours worth of gameplay there and the gags are more than worth it.

Look out for my review of the next Keflings DLC, The Curse of the Zombiesaurus, later in the week.

Review copy of game provided by publisher.

John Whitehouse
News Editor/Reviewer, he also lends his distinct British tones to the N4G Radio Podcast. When not at his PC, he can be found either playing something with the word LEGO in it, or TROPICO!!!

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