This is the second game in the Sally series of time management games, and it plays pretty much like the others. There are some things that are a bit different, as we are not trying to push fitness or beauty, but relaxation. When the hot stone massage prompt came up, I was a little confused, since I did not recognise it for what it was, but once I did, it was pretty easy to figure out. As in the other games, the best strategy to to hold back on your cash so you have some extra help at certain stations. Sometimes Sally will have to jump in at the effervescent baths or massage tables to take care of custom needs. Also, the spas are selling botanical products like sunscreens, moisturizers, and hair care products made by Sally’s friend in Laguna Beach. Each day at the spa, when we get the opportunity to buy upgrades, we also get an outlook on how the day’s weather will affect product sales. Will the UV index be high? Will there be lots of humidity? Will there be no humidity? Will the spa patrons want to protect their hair from the frizzies? Will they want a sunscreen, or something to combat skin dryness. Sally’s Spas got all that covered, but your storage units can only hold so many, so when restocking, make the best choices.
Although Sally’s Spa is similar to the others, I think I liked this one best. I did not get a chance to play all the way through yet, as real life keep bringing me back to things like work, and baking, and other mundane things we do to survive. I sometimes wish I could jump into one of these spa games and get treated as well, but I’m sure many casual gamers feel the same way. Sadly, this is about as close to a spa was we’ll ever get to, so relax, and enjoy what you have.