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World of Keflings: Sugar, Spice, and Not So Nice Review

It has definitely been a while since last I tried to reign over the keflings and have them harvest, build, and merrily dance around for me, but I have to say that the game hasn't lost any of its enjoyment for me. The new DLC is Sugar, Spice, and Not So Nice. You will be able to choose a new game that will take you straight to a land filled with Cotton Candy trees, a hot caramel flowing lack, a chocolate volcano and more. This time you'll have to battle against an evil Wizard that is trying to take over the kingdom, but with some help and some skill you'll be able to stop him dead in his tracks.

Graphically you're not going to see any difference from the game, though you're going to have to get used to A LOT of pink, it's going to be everywhere, but have no fear there's also some manly light blue present in the game, for our male gamers. This world is smaller than I remember other ones being so you're going to be able to see much of the world at one time, which definitely has its advantages.

The sounds are going to be the same, though I have one bit of advice. When you finally are able to create the "lawn ornaments" DO NOT create a Cotton Candy Panda, the sound associated with that piece of "art" will drive you nuts.

We'll skip the controls, because there's no way they would change those for a DLC.

So basically you've got to fight an evil wizard who at first tricks you into doing his bidding, but at least you get to redeem yourself in the end. You're going to need to create a series of buildings to help save the Candy Kingdom, and try and help the king regain his memory. You'll be joined, during different parts of the game, by helpers who will pick up the pieces you've created at the different buildings and bring them to you to help speed up the process of the bigger buildings. I do have to say that I wish this DLC was a bit longer, it only takes about an hour and a half and then you're done. Sure you can stick around and beautify your kingdom, which is always fun, but the story basically just stops there at the hour and a half mark. The building progression tree is also very simplistic when compared to the core game. Sure you'll have a couple of off branches for special Gingerlings (that's the world's version of Keflings) to help harvest caramel, or chocolate faster, but they are all just one offs.

Now lets get down to it, is this DLC worth the price tag? Well if you've enjoyed the core game, World of Keflings and have been hungering for a little bit more, then you need to get this DLC. If you're looking for something substantial to hold you over for a while, you're going to be disappointed, but at the same time at least you'll have some fun, and probably get a serious sweet tooth in the process, as all the pieces are different forms of candy, cake, and other sweets. I was happy to be able to play this DLC, and I can't wait for the next one. So here's the score I've got to give it, I'm going to give it an 8.4 out of 10.

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