GROW: Song of the Evertree Reviews
Grow: Song of the Evertree is a sweet and wholesome game. As I’ve previously mentioned it wouldn’t be a game suited to all. But if you like helping people, making them happy, collecting resources and exploring a beautiful world then Grow: Song of the Evertree would be a game for you. Also if you have played Prideful Sloths previous game Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles you will feel right at home in the world of Alaria.
If you are a huge fan of games that never seem to end – Animal Crossing springs to mind – Grow: Song of the Evertree is a exceedingly charming title that brings you on board, whole hog, and gives you endless reasons to stick around. If, like me, you want a game to give you play in bite sized pieces, the servings get too meaty very fast, and you’ll quickly fill up on Grow without having room for more. It’s an excellent experience, but it’s simply too much: I have to take a step back and imagine that Alaria flourishes without me.
In Grow: Song of Evertree we will have to step into the shoes of the last alchemist in the world of Alaria to try to bring the Eternal Tree back to life and prevent the withering that devastates all parts of the world from continuing to spread. We are an ideal title for all those who like management and exploration games where we will find many things to do to complete our adventure. While it is true that at certain times the game can be repeated in terms of playability, but as a general rule we find a title that can be quite entertaining and generate hours of entertainment.
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For those who love a good management title, I do recommend Grow: Song of the Evertree. For those looking for an Animal Crossing or Stardew Valley replacement, I cannot say that this is an equal option, but it is still a lot of fun. For the price, this is a great experience, but it does still need some refining. If you don’t mind a resource management title that is a bit rough on the edges, then Grow: Song of the Evertree is a perfect fit for you.
Grow: Song of the Evertree is for anyone who loves a sandbox sim adventure game. There isn’t much from the genre that Grow doesn’t include. It’s visually pretty, technically sound, and engaging throughout. With many environments to manage, craft and build as well as places to explore and make your own. You will be happily lost within the many worlds grow invites you into.
If you enjoyed Yonder: The Cloudcatcher Chronicles, but wanted a little more to do and a less linear progression, then Grow: The Song of the Evertree is probably for you. It’s not quite as elaborate or sophisticated as other games in this genre, but I don’t know if it’s trying to be. It more than makes up for it’s simplicity with a gorgeous aesthetic, witty humor, and a truly calming experience, if you let it. Hopefully, if they can work out some of their stability issues, this game could gain some serious attention and popularity. The call for more wholesome games is increasing in recent years, and Prideful Sloth has proven again they can meet that demand – as long as we get a proper map next time!!
Grow: Song of the Evertree is the definition of a chill and relaxing game. While it provides fun and enjoyment through puzzles and challenges, the visuals of the map design and technicalities may prove uncomfortable for some, especially when you have to do repetitive elements for the first 6 hours to actually see some variety in the game.
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Grow has its heart in the right place. It’s a constant delight and a calming place to visit. Ultimately, it may be little more than a glorified checklist of chores, but as you venture outside to “find work” once more, sometimes labour is indistinguishable from leisure.
A game with mystery, world building, farming, fun characters, exploring, customisation – Grow: Song of the Evertree really does have it all. This is one of the most wholesome and wonderful games I have had the pleasure of playing this year, and I’m here to tell you all why you should be playing it too.