Model Builder can be described as a new modeling and coloring simulator. You can transform the parts of a set into a miniature model of the World War II tank, the fantasy dragon, or even a futuristic mech. The games are generally relaxing and are designed to help gamers relax. However, Model Builder occasionally manages not to entertain but rather make you angry. We will tell you more about it in our review.
- Producer: Moonlit S.A., Kuba Wojcik
- Publisher: Green Man Gaming Publishing
- Please mark the date: February 8, 2022
A majority of simulation games use the same basic structure: the main character is inherited by a relative’s business (a farming operation, computer repair shop, or an auto shop) which is in a state of decay that is then restored. It takes orders and obtains money to invest in purchasing tools, expanding and beautifying the building, and other things.
Model Builder continues this pattern and allows the main character to work in the small workshop of his grandfather, who died. It’s a regular business, and we receive orders via mail, buy the tools and paints from their online shop, then go working. I have come across some interesting requests; for instance, one client asked me to draw a fur model to transform it into “angry.”
It’s just like the real thing. First, we take the components off the sprue and then tie them, and finally, we paint with a wide range of brushes and colors. You may choose to do the work superficially if you’d like to, only completing the basic tasks. The game will credit the work completed and let you go on to the next task.
The finished models can be handed over to the customer or offered for auction. They may also be used to decorate displays at the workshop. The earnings are invested in new tools. For instance, instead of a blade, you can purchase wire cutters, which will allow the process to go quicker. There’s an idea to increase the size of the workshop; however, in the early version of the game, this option is not available.
Additionally, models can be taken for photos – to have enjoyment. The photo mode within the game has a lot of options that allow users to switch backgrounds, alter the lighting, and choose filters.
Model Builder is full of bugs. I had to break my walkthrough twice, bringing back many hours and forcing me to restart the entire campaign from scratch. The slow fps and the long loading times can be excused, but the severe bugs aren’t. It’s the reason it’s not recommended to purchase it immediately to wait for significant issues to be addressed and the performance to increase.