It has the same sorta appeal that cookie clicker has, but without the charm and creativity.
The game plays itself. There's no challenge, or point to it. It hardly reflects capitalism.
When I saw this free to play game, AdVenture Captialist, I thought “oh wow, this looks cool! Maybe it’s like some kind of RPG about the stock market?”
Nope. It’s Cookie Clicker.
For those that don’t know, Cookie Clicker is a game where you just click a cookie and it adds to your bank of cookies. Eventually you can spend cookies to get a flow of cookies coming into your stock without needing to click.
This game is exactly the same, but instead of cookies, it’s capitalism. You start small, with a lemonade stand. You keep clicking until you have enough money to upgrade to a newspaper delivery business and a car wash, all the way up to an oil tycoon.
But there’s a problem with AdVenture Capitalist. It’s pointless and boring, for 2 big reasons.
1. You can buy managers to auto click all of your businesses. Now Cookie Clicker had this as well but I still clicked on cookies to get cookies. Having a manager completely stops you from clicking the businesses you have managers for.
2. The other big issue with this game (and I use the term game loosely) is that it plays itself. Even when the game is off, it keeps playing. I stopped playing for about a day, and when I turned it on I made 4 quadrillion dollars. I had for all intents and purposes beaten the game, save for getting achievements.
This is hardly a game. There’s no way to play wrong, there’s no challenge to it. I cannot recommend playing this game. It’s only redeeming value is that it’s free to play.