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Smushi Come Home

Mooneye Studios , SomeHumbleOnion
Jun 10, 2023 - Nintendo Switch, PC

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Critic Reviews for Smushi Come Home

Smushi Come Home is a genuinely adorable exploration game with a simple, idyllic world to explore and fun characters to interact with. It offers a pleasant adventure to while away an afternoon or two.

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It's not about speedrunning, collecting hundreds of objects, or even fighting any enemies. Instead, Smushi finds joy in the moments where you can just explore this big world as a tiny little mushroom, making it just feel great to play. For those wanting to have a brief but cozy experience for an afternoon, or if you want to introduce a younger player to what a 3D-platformer is all about, this is one indie you don't want to miss.

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Smushi Come Home takes all the fun parts of many beloved titles and mixes them together to make a dream come true.

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Among its kind, Smushi Come Home stands out with incredibly fun changes to key mechanics and a tight, but satisfyingly large world to explore.

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Not long ago, I watched a film starring Nicholas Cage, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. There’s a scene where Nicholas Cage (starring as himself) is talking about his favourite films, and his fan, played by Pedro Pascal, says Paddington 2 (an excellent film which I recommend). Taken back by the response, Cage asks for more information, and Pascal explains the film made him want to be a better person. That quote is probably the best way I felt coming out of Smushi Come Home. On observation, some might not see the point of a game lacking significant challenges. I often feel this way while playing some walking simulators, but Smushi is one that lets the player go at their own pace in a stress-free setting. Explore as much as you want, engage with the quests or simply focus on the main mission. It’s so rare to see a game incorporate education well into the design by learning about real-life mushrooms. The biggest achievement of all is the game just made me feel good. As someone who works a high-stress job, it’s greatly appreciated. So absolutely buy Smushi Come Home, and then consider gifting it to your friend who needs a hug or a smush if you prefer.

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Smushi Come Home is a cute little game with a big heart, but while it nails the cozy vibe, it may be a little too short for some.

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For gamers out there looking for an excuse to explore and generally just enjoy discovery without things being too taxing, this delivers

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Smushi Come Home is an adorable, comical, and emotionally gripping game that is the perfect icing on the mushroom cake.

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