Lumberhillby Aethyna Jun 26, 2021 | 1 Votes | 24 Played | 0 Reviews 9 rate Lumberhill is a fun and hectic co-op game designed to test even the strongest of friendships. In this game, you have to complete as many tasks as possible within the time limit to earn points. The game starts off easy enough, with you chopping down trees and herding sheep, but eventually more challenges present themselves. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Lumberhill is a fun and hectic co-op game designed to test even the strongest of friendships. In this game, you have to complete as many tasks as possible within the time limit to earn points. Getting a sufficient number of points will get you stars and there are up to 3 stars to be earned. The game starts off innocently enough, with you chopping down trees and herding sheep, but eventually more challenges present themselves and the game starts to get a whole lot more difficult. In addition to having plenty of skins to unlock, the game comes with online co-op and a PvP mode as well.
The gameplay here is similar to Overcooked in many ways. For instance, the game requires you to complete as many tasks within a level as you can. There’s a time limit, naturally, and the tasks can range from chopping down trees and processing the logs to herding sheep into barns.
The devilishly designed levels mean that these tasks, although they sound simple enough, can the quite hard to complete. There are bridges that you’ll have to fix first before you can herd sheep across it, and there are unfixable bridges that you’ll just have to jump across. There are rivers that you can use to “ferry” stuff downstream, including yourself, and there are, sometimes, stepping stones at the edge of cliffs so you can jump your way to the top… faster than if you run all the way around.
Of course, besides the level design, there are many different challenges too. Besides having sheep blocking your path and trees suddenly experiencing a growth spurt and bumping you into the air, one of the earlier ones is fire. Fire can come from several sources but the most common one is through lightning. Fire won’t be extinguished by itself so you’ll need to get to the nearest well, grab a water-filled bucket and throw it – accurately, I might add – at the fire.
If not, you’ll find that the fire made certain places inaccessible and it will even put you on fire, which will eventually kill you, forcing you to waste precious time waiting for a respawn.
As fun as the game may be, it does have its fair share of flaws, or specifically some of the more annoying gameplay elements, that made the game not as fun as Overcooked. For starters, picking up the “right” item can be difficult if there are a few items stacked on top of each other or placed nearby. There are parts in the game where you can get “stuck” and the game seems to attempt to throw you off the map more times than you can count.
Now, although the game does offer several worlds that you can travel to once unlocked, Lumberhill doesn’t seem to introduce “new enough” gameplay mechanics to differentiate each world, besides the different 3D models and themes used. In Overcooked, at least you get to prepare dishes in a number of ways.
Despite offering PvP and online co-op, Lumberhill, unfortunately, has a low player population so it might be hard to find someone random to play with. However, if your friend/s happen to own the game as well, you can get him or her to join you for a game or two.
If you love the cartoonish graphics of Overcooked, you’ll definitely like the graphics here in Lumberhill. It follows the same design and style, albeit in a different theme. The music is fairly similar as well. It has a cheerful tune to it, without being annoyingly so.
All in all, Lumberhill is a pretty good co-op game that’s fun to play with friends and family. It has its flaws and cannot measure up to the formula that made Overcooked such a success – and so far, I daresay no co-op game that I’ve reviewed managed to get even close, bar Unrailed! – but it is reasonably priced, entertaining either in solo or co-op, and is perfect to play in bursts due to its level-based design.