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The Good Life(2012)

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Like so many, Derek Hales is fed up and is dreaming about ditching the nine-to-five lifestyle. When he learns that his late uncle made him the sole heir of Carpe Diem Boats, a boating company on the tropical complex of the Jo Jo islands, he does not hesitate for a second. A new life awaits! After a long voyage, he and his striking girlfriend Michelle Joyce finally arrive at their destination, enjoying the beautiful sunrise, with a Boating Company of their own. Compared to the dull office life, this new life looks much better. Finally but suddenly, life is good!Features:With an array of luxury vessels at your disposal, take on various missions across ultra-realistic tropical waters, in order to make your fortune.
Experience vast, beautiful tropical locations, with more than 50 harbors and dozens of diverse places to explore.
Become an adept skipper and progress across 6 different ship types.
Realistic weather conditions and 24hr day/night cycle.
Seek treasures in the deep, rescue people from drowning, avoid pirate attacks and become rich and famous!
Use your earnings to build your commercial empire, buy and sell properties in this tropical paradise, progress from sun beds, beach houses and bungalows, to restaurants, villas and even hotels.
Play against 9 other NPC Skippers who compete for business against you, become the best skipper, earn more money and become the ultimate tycoon of the JoJo Islands!

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Iceberg Interactive
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Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows® XP SP3/ Vista/7™
  • Processor: 2,4 GHz Intel® Pentium® or Equivalent AMD®
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128 MB DX9 shader 2.0 compatible videocard
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1200 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0.c compatible soundcard
  • OS: Windows 7 SP3 /8.1™
  • Processor: 3,0 GHz Intel® Pentium® quad core or Equivalent AMD®
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB DX9 shader 3.0 compatible videocard
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1200 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0.c compatible soundcard
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The Good Life(2012) reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
The Good Life is a Kind of Life Simulation, You are a Man or a Woman and you have to pay for a living by removing Boat tours, Transporting People, diving or Fishing ... Pro:-Beautiful Landscape Contra:-Failure Control The Behavior of the Ship is more like a Buoy and when swimming you think you don't move forward, Furthermore the Control is absolutely unintuitive-seemingly Partially contains the Debug texts (E.g. if you have a Achievement gets you a small Picture And a text And underneath it is a Kind of Variable name-The Animations are Failures, E.g. if you sink by boat the Ship just goes underwater, you see no Damage and the Driver is still completely standing underwater Normal on the Steering Wheel-environmental Objects do not take Any Damage, e.g. if you drive with full Force to a wooden Walkway or drive with your big Boat against a small one you get Damage but the Game just runs on as if nothing were and you don't see anything except the At the top Of the screen a Bar which is also quite unusual, as it does not indicate the Damage on the basis of a Emptying Bar, but one that fills up. -Mission Declarations are mies. In the Beginning got a customer of The Wool to the other Side of the islands, I drove after the Quest Tracker, anyway I thought it was one and came constantly in Dead ends. In the End, I then let the Customer out at the wrong Port, even though I got there (Anyway, I suspect so, because the operating Interface is grotty)-The Game is controllable with Controller but only individual Parts, you have to change constantly and control with Mouse and tastatur is even worse than the one with the Controller
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Microsoft from Deutsch
A relaxing Game for The interim The Good Life, an already older Title, ideal for small Rounds in between and not making great Demands. Info In The Good Life, You inherit a small Transport Company and transport Guests from then on from Island to Island. You build a Name for yourself, buy real Estate and compete with others. With changing weather, random Events, such as a Rescue of people of a capsized Boat who are threatening To drown, and own Activities such as Fishing and diving, your monotonous Process from shipping people changes. You spend your good Life in the Boat on the Sea between beautiful little Islands. Positives: Large Openworld map with many beautiful Areas. A certain Caribbean feeling is already coming up. Beautiful (not top) Graphics and beautifully designed Landscape both above-ground and underwater. Variety is offered with various Events and Dangers, even outside the Boat. (Sea Rescue, Photo competition, Tornado, cruise Ship, Diving for Treasures,...) Manager of a small Business that builds up over Time by expanding your Floto and buying Real estate. Other Plants of AI offer Competition, which can also be found on the Water. Negatives: The Control system is poorly implemented in many Areas. Camera Perspectives are awkward, there could have been better Options. Events sometimes appear very often, which becomes annoying in the Long run, especially during longer Seasons. I lack a little bit of the diverse Soundscape and also beautiful Caribbean music. With your own Playlist in the Background, however, you can also make it nice. Conclusion: The Good Life is a beautiful Game that is really Fun for In between. But It is also very Time-consuming if you want to get to the Top of the Companies. After a few Hours Of Fun, I am happy to recommend the Game, even if I would have liked to see Improvements and innovations at some Positions. The Game is no longer a new one, so you forgive some Points. Sincerely, Romerus
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