The Good Life

White Owls, PLAYISM

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
60
Top Critic Average
23%
Critics Recommend
Based on 43 critic reviews
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The Good Life

Rating Summary

Based on 43 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

23%

Critics Recommend

Based on 43 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 15, 2021
PCOct 15, 2021
PlayStation 4Oct 15, 2021
Xbox OneOct 15, 2021

Developer: White Owls

Publisher: PLAYISM

Genres: Adventure, RPG

■Welcome to Rainy Woods Journalist Naomi Hayward is drowning in debt and is at the end of her rope. Having accepted a request from The Morning Bell newspaper to “uncover the mystery of a small English town”, Naomi finds herself far from her home in New York, in Rainy Woods. Upon beginning her investigation, Naomi – camera in hand – soon discovers an inexplicable phenomenon in which the townspeople transform into cats and dogs as night falls... Then, as just she’s looking into that particular mystery, a murder occurs... Join her as she attempts to reveal the truth about Rainy Woods. ■Solve mysteries as a human, a cat, or a dog! Naomi herself eventually becomes able to transform into a cat or dog. Turn into a cat, and gain the ability to jump and climb all over town to explore; or transform into a dog, and use your acute sense of smell to track the town’s residents. Use your respective abilities as a human, cat, and dog wisely to more easily solve the various mysteries and incidents you’ll face. ■Take photos to earn money As a journalist, Naomi is able to earn money by taking photos of Rainy Woods at the request of The Morning Bell and the town’s residents. Also, if she can manage to snap photos of whatever happens to be trending on social media site “Flamingo” and increase her number of followers, she just might be able to earn enough money to make life in this small town that much easier. ■Enjoy life in your new town In Rainy Woods, as long as you’ve got the money, a free and easy life is yours to be enjoyed. Growing vegetables in your garden, brushing up on your culinary skills, exploring the plains, sharing a drink with your fellow townspeople at the local pub... Stay fed, get lots of sleep, keep yourself looking nice and clean, and enjoy daily life in Rainy Woods. ■Explore the vast and sprawling town of Rainy Woods Rainy Woods is full of various spots, as well as an array of events just waiting to happen. Explore the areas around the town to unlock shrines and camping grounds, expand your field of mobility, and enjoy the comfortably open world. Hopping onto a sheep and riding around the hills is just so much fun!

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Weird, good natured, and pretty funny with it, The Good Life stands apart, like most SWERY games.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A surprisingly generous and deep life sim from the mind of Swery, but a frustratingly creaky one too.

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GameCentral
2 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A hugely disappointing mess of a game that magnifies all of SWERY's worst tendencies and fails to compensate in terms of the unengaging characters and script.

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This surreal, multifaceted experience has its charms; but technical and storytelling snags that hold it back

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