If you’re looking for a new life sim to get stuck into then you’re going to want to keep Cozy Grove on your radar. Cozy Grove is a game akin to Animal Crossing…if your island was haunted, that is!
We all need wholesome gaming experiences from time to time. As fun as video games can be, endlessly shooting enemies can take its toll, especially after a stressful day at work. Cozy Grove is a game that embodies the idea of comfort gaming in an experience designed to soothe the soul.
Cozy Grove is a life sim that resemblance the likes of Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley. However, what sets this adventure apart from its predecessors is its adorable art style and hand-drawn aesthetic. Plus, your island is haunted.
Here’s a description from the game’s Steam page:
“Welcome to Cozy Grove, a life-sim game about camping on a haunted, ever-changing island. As a Spirit Scout, you’ll wander the island’s forest each day, finding new hidden secrets and helping soothe the local ghosts. With a little time and a lot of crafting, you’ll bring colour and joy back to Cozy Grove!”
Game features include the following:
- Beautiful, dynamic, hand-drawn landscapes that come alive when you help a spirit in need.
- Dozens of memorable characters and spirits for you to find and befriend. Each spirit has a unique, extensive story for you to unravel over time.
- Collect spirit animals, craft decorations, go fishing and more!
- 40+ hour campaign filled with side quests, designed to span months of playtime.”
There’s something particularly charming about Cozy Grove’s colour palette. It almost resembles a colouring book, one that has been filled in with meticulous attention to detail.
In a way, the game’s art style perfectly represents what the game is all about. The game’s primary loop involves traversing the island’s haunted forest, which makes this game more about the journey than the end goal.
Games like Cozy Grove are great, as they allow PC gamers to experience the benefits of a life sim.
Animal Crossing is a Nintendo Switch exclusive, so some players need to rely on indie developers to provide them with their wholesome fix.
Cozy Grove is coming to Steam on 8th April 2021! Wishlist it today!
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