No Time To Relax – PC Early Access Review

We got the chance to play the recent hit No Time To Relax, a digital board game where you take a journey through life. Still in early access with a recent fix of version 0.9.7.2.  We see how we go in life.

About the Game

“No Time to Relax is a life simulation game where up to 4 players online or locally compete against each other in the ultimate game of life.” – Steam Description

The best way to describe it – is life from teenager kicked out of home, to fend for themselves to set for life.  Build yourself from the bottom and work your way to the top.

 

Gameplay

Start life with $200 dollars in your pocket and a life to lead. Time is finite in a turn on the board. Do you –

  • Education – Go to school and get a bigger paying job later in life
  • Job Centre – Apply for a job
  • Market – Get your groceries in
  • Mall/Applicance store – Upgrade yourself and your apartment
  • Home – Relax you have done everything
  • Much More – Other event areas are available

 

Make sure you keep your character in good form or your next turns will get a penalty.  Forget to eat something – whelp that’s some time gone in your next turn. Less time means less actions – but you still must get everything done.

Game ends once the time limit expires, be it 10,20 or 30 turns. Did you lead a happy, lots of money,  healthy and educated life.  Those are the 4 stats you are measured on. Do well – win the game.

 

Overall Thoughts

Its got a lot of way to go. It’s a good game for friends, but it needs more to it.  At its price point currently, we would pick it up. It’s a good game to have a versus mode and basically challenge friends to see who can run a life better. However after been playing for a few hours – it felt like we had done everything.

Worth the money – but needs more. Hope people pick it up to bring some sort of DLC – extra maps to the game. Bring this game to a whole new level.

3/5 – A Good start but needs  a bit more time in the game making oven.

 

For More Info

Steam Page – https://store.steampowered.com/app/829660/No_Time_to_Relax/

Developer – Porcelain Fortress

Publisher – Porcelain Fortress

Released – 28 Feb, 2019 – Early Access

Time of Writing Price – £10.99