The prospect of building a farm on a tropical island is a bit strange. After all, this is a setting that conjures up images of shipwrecks, pirates, bonfires, and foliage. But when you boot up Island Life for the first time, you're standing on a grid of farmland just waiting to be plowed. And after you've played it for a few minutes, you'll find yourself surrounded by beet and onion stalks, not thick jungle vegetation. Is this game really about being on an island--or is it just another farm in disguise?