Similar to Keflings, Akimi Village keeps things simple. The visuals are bright and show a lot of personality. The visual style takes a lot of cues from Asian culture; there's loads of bamboo to harvest and every building looks like it was plucked from a brightly-colored postcard from the East. The addition of Gloom adds a great visual indicator of how you're reshaping the world and offers a much-needed visual milestone to gauge your progress.
Unfortunately, the camera system can be problematic. Though not a constant problem, it is sometimes hard to see what is happening. Camera issues are most evident when trying to grab certain objects. A glowing aura surrounds selected buildings, though it is hard to know when you have an Akimi selected. It is even harder when you're trying to pick out specific ones. Each Akimi has their own color scheme, though unlike the Keflings, there's more detail on the ground, so you can lose them.
Music is light and peppy with a mellow undertone. It is okay at first, but slowly starts to grate on your nerves after an hour or so. Thankfully, Akimi Village is better in short bursts.