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Sheep is a cute, fun, entertaining game. It has only a few controls, so it doesn’t take too long to learn, but the many different levels provide increasing challenges.
But Sheep gives a quick way to get into the game, appeals to gamers of different ages, and has a light tone that makes it entertaining. It may not keep you occupied for hours, but Sheep does create a fun distraction.
What a fresh approach to gaming Sheep takes; rather than kill, the purpose of the game is to preserve. If this doesn't sound interesting, trust me; there's plenty in this game to keep you challenged. The action may grow redundant, but so does running around space stations with bio-sludge rifles picking up armor thigh pads. And hey, classics like Pac Man, Space Invaders and Asuka & Asuka were monotonous, and look how addictive they were.
With adorable graphics, a bouncy soundtrack, and fairly simple game play, Sheep is suitable for the whole family--but don't think that just because it's cute it's an easy game. Many of the puzzles are maddeningly difficult. Luckily, you can save the game between levels, so you can stop the game and start where you left off if you get particularly stumped.
Don't be deceived by Sheep's appearance, it can be a very difficult game. If you enjoy a challenge once in a while and have the patience to deal with Sheep's tendency to crash on some machines, and some of its smaller quirks, you will probably enjoy Sheep; I did. Hopefully Feral will get a patch out the door soon to address some of the stability issues, and once that happens, I'll be a pretty happy camper.
The most important aspect of a game is simply its playability. To be honest, Sheep is not a game that I would personally choose to play for long periods of time. It's not a bad game, but it's definitely not targeted at hardcore gamers. It seems to be designed for a younger audience; the content is non-offensive and the characters and cut scenes seem geared toward this age group.