Loud House is the famous Nickelodeon cartoon show which revolves around the chaotic life of the main character, a boy named Lincoln Loud, who is the middle child and the only son in the family of 11 children. Each of his sisters has a distinctive personality: bossy eldest child Lori; ditzy fashionista Leni; musician Luna; comedian Luan; athletic Lynn; gloomy goth Lucy; polar-opposite twins Lana and Lola; child genius Lisa, and baby Lily. Lincoln occasionally breaks the fourth wall to explain to viewers the chaotic conditions and sibling relationships of the household, and continually devises plans to make his life in the house better.
One of the recursive motives in this show is Lincoln’s treehouse, which he uses as the place where he can find refuge from the chaotic relations in the family, and gather his company to play. This game is focused on building the ideal treehouse for Lincoln. Your goal is to design and build the titular ultimate and unique towering retreat. Like every other house, a treehouse gotta have rooms too. So you can build and design cool rooms for Lincoln, his 10 sisters, and his best friend Clyde. You can customize your treehouse by adding fun items. You can arrange each floor with a distinctive look by adding some cool items like bean bags, guitars, comic books, and video games.
Except for designing the ideal treehouse you can send your treehouse dwellers to accomplish fun challenges and epic quests. By finishing those you will earn experience points, level up and earn virtual currency to buy new rooms and other cool decorations. You can expand your treehouse, unlock new levels and build your hideout to new heights. If you can’t find the appropriate usage for the items you earned, you can sell them for the in-game currency and buy the items you need more.
As a first glance, this game looks like the ideal game for little kids, but there are a few gameplay elements that might avert the intended demography from the game. First of all, there are in-game purchases which can be made without parental permission, which is a pretty big transgression for a game made for children. Although the key element of the game is the design, there is not much room for creativity. Basically, you have to wait until the characters asked for something and then provide it. There is some control over where things are going to be placed but that’s about it. Also, children will have to grind a lot in order to earn the coins to pay whatever their characters ask for. The other thing that is missing is the atmosphere of the TV show. The characters are there, but all they do is plotting the next purchase instead of doing something meaningful. Some kids might enjoy playing with their favorite characters, but there is not much substance in this game, which is a jarring missed opportunity.
With all said, this is still a pretty fun game, and if you managed to overlook some of its downsides, it will provide you and your kids a decent amount of fun while you try to design the ideal treehouse in the Loud House universe.