This isn't a fun game, but it is an experience with a message.
The Stillness of the Wind is a lovely, sad spin on farming games
An elderly empty-nester whistles as she maintains her smallholding with calm and dignity in this slow-paced, meditative game
As you watch Talma's existence fade, you grasp the importance that every moment can have on a mortal plane.
Only fiddly controls and minor pacing issues mar a melancholic and affecting story, simply and refreshingly told.
The Stillness of the Wind tells a moving tale of an elderly woman living alone on a small, isolated farm.
I hope by now it is clear that The Stillness of the Wind is not a traditionally “fun” game – it doesn’t have the compulsion or reward of something like Stardew Valley. That being said, I would still recommend giving it a chance
The Stillness of the Wind offers up a captivating story combined with serene gameplay. If you're looking for an emotionally engaging gaming experience, this game should definitely be added to your list.
A shorter, tighter experience may have been able to use the tedium and slow tone it delivers for a more consistent experience and resonance with the player, but The Stillness of the Wind was too long a chore for me to enjoy enduring.
The Stillness of the Wind is not the easiest game to recommend, really being more of a curiosity piece than anything else, but if you are prepared to look beyond its limitations, there is a melancholic story here to be discovered.