The reason why the first version of House Flipper was such a huge success is clear. Its warm ideal of house ownership and rewarding employment was a comforting salve after a painful day at the office, and that fantasy is further deepened in this sequel. This sequel is a continuation of the first book in the series. You will continue to get projects in your inbox, which may range from simple cleaning work to full-on home renovations. You will be able to use the proceeds from these jobs to acquire homes from the auction house that are ready to be brightened up and sold for even higher profits.
Once you have accepted a job, you will be seen walking out of the house with your tool bag. A roller and scraper for painting and wallpapering, bin bags to gather the mounds of trash, a meagre cloth to wipe down floors, walls, and ceilings (it’s strange that the mop tool from the previous game is not to be seen), and so on and so forth are all included in this game. I have not yet played the game that came before this one, but the user interface for handling all of these things seems to be more organised and simpler to understand here. The menu icons are now free to be a bit more game-like, meaning they may be bigger and more colourful, making them simpler to recognise at a glance. This is because it is no longer imitating an in-game tablet.
You will now be given ‘questions’ to do in each room, although I am certain that Tolkien would raise an eyebrow if he heard phrases like ‘bag all the garbage’ and ‘clean all the grime’ being phrased in this manner. Additionally, you have the ability to highlight interactables in gold by using your newly acquired Witcher senses, or whatever the game calls them. When it comes to locating every single little piece of garbage, this is a blessing in disguise.
Organise the work.
These behaviours, which are a combination of simulation and more casual play—which is basically the whole spirit of House Flipper—resemble actual life to some degree. It is necessary to manually move the paint roller around, but it is not necessary to clean the brush or even remove the old tiles or wallpaper before you begin. When you are constructing a brick wall, you will see a beautiful animation play out, yet all you are doing is holding down the mouse button while your character pulls bricks and mortar out of thin air. When it comes to the majority of things, I am OK with this medium ground. Sledgehammering down walls is a very pleasant experience. However, if I was also required to clean up the debris, I would have a stronger connection to the task.
The actions of cleaning and tidying, constructing, and purchasing are, for the most part, smooth and simple to pick up, although the game can sometimes struggle with its three-dimensional area. There were times when I had to rearrange and balance on furniture, and sometimes I had to shift the mouse cursor in an excruciating manner in order to place decorations on high shelves. If you put anything in the incorrect location, it will often be easy to relocate it to a different one. Wallpaper and tiles, on the other hand, are two whole different things. Due to the fact that there is no genuine method to erase things, you will either need to sell them or replace them completely. In the event that all you have done is move one floorboard to the incorrect location, it is incredibly frustrating to be required to locate and get the original flooring from the web store.
One of the players in House Flipper 2 is shown staring at a carpet that is covered with bootprints while holding a cleaning bucket.
Nevertheless, the graft is, on the whole, profitable. It is neither a restoration simulation that is so thorough that it is laborious or intimidating, nor is it so casual that you hardly need to be there. Remodelling has a warm and inviting atmosphere, which is likely to be the gaming phrase of the year 2023, and this aspect has been increased for House Flipper 2.
As you work on projects all throughout the city of Pinnacove, you will now be given the opportunity to participate in a narrative campaign that will bring together all of your freelancing work. From Crayfish Coast to Suburban Pinnacove and, ultimately, Coralroot Forest, you will gradually expand your operation, taking on larger jobs and earning more money as a result of this expansion. As a location, it is a little bit Cabot Cove and a little bit Scandinavian. You are restoring a mansion that would make Jessica Fletcher proud, and then you are restoring a wooded estate that looks like a stave church.
When it comes to tasks, you will want to gain three stars, which is the highest possible score. This is not only because it will give you more money, but also because it will feel more fulfilling to accomplish the work in the correct manner. In addition, you will want to make sure that your customers are satisfied, since they have a more noticeable presence this time around as a result of the phone calls that come in while you are working.
In spite of the fact that her mother noticed squirrels in her window, she decided to notify the authorities after taking a closer look at them.
In the video game House Flipper 2, the player is making preparations to clean the blood-stained floor of a shower while holding a spray bottle and a scrubber.
These are not homes that have been thrown together at random; rather, they are unique sites that have a touch of environmental narrative. It is possible to see the paint that was left behind after a rowdy party, and you can practically smell the scent of the nerdy basement that you need to clean up immediately. The discovery of his train set in a box that I opened while I was restoring a bedroom for a grandmother who was excitedly expecting the birth of her grandchild left me feeling filled with emotion. The act of carefully putting everything together on his desk, which I did not do for a predetermined purpose but rather because I wanted to, is one of the most pleasant things I’ve accomplished in a game this year.
The sandbox mode
On the other hand, there is a new option called Sandbox that does not include any customers at all. Instead, it consists of empty plots where you can construct buildings from the ground up. You may choose a location and the size of the plot, and you can create a home without having to worry about money. Additionally, you have the convenient option to fly with the pressing of a button. The fact that I was unable to find the majority of my current tools originally caused me a great deal of confusion; however, these tools have been replaced with a new set of tools that allow you to more quickly knock down walls and roofs and even shape the environment in any way that you see appropriate.
A view from the outside of a massive A-frame home in the video game Flipper 2.
However, the process of constructing buildings is just one component of the Sandbox experience; the integrated modding tools allow you to share your creations with other online players. In contrast to the original, which made use of the Steam Workshop for modifications, the game now makes use of mod.io. However, for the first time, players are able to submit whole homes. I downloaded a number of them to try them out, and within a couple of minutes, I was touring player-made houses. At the moment, there are just a handful of them available online.
The most fascinating aspect of sandbox dwellings is the fact that they may be converted into employment opportunities. In other words, it refers to homes that are in need of rehabilitation. Using the same tools that the developers have at their disposal, you should slather them in mud, shatter the flooring, and scatter garbage all over the worktops. After that, you should post them for other players to repair. It is certain to be the distinguishing characteristic of this quietly confident sequel, which does not make many significant changes; rather, it just offers up its houses to the community members who are interested in them.