The Good Life

The Good Life

released on Oct 15, 2021

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The Good Life

released on Oct 15, 2021

Enjoy everyday life while solving a murder mystery in Rainy Woods - known as the "happiest town in the world" - in this all-new "Debt Repayment RPG"!

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Charm over substance

Also i did about 45 side quests and fuck you alluminium fuck you

A game that has dog and cat transformations, pee fetish, a surprisingly sincere commentary on fake news and predatory journalism, and an even more surprising well-researched background on British history and folklore can only be a GOOD game despite its numerous flaws - which I couldn't even be mad about because it only made the whole thing such a weird, but memorable, zany and, dare I say, charming experience.

One star docked for that goddam hellh- drinking game, though, which the devs seemed very proud of, for some baffling reason, for them to tack the freaking thing TWICE on the main quest.

dont you dare post content of me without my permission

Probably the jankiest game from Swery... but still enjoyable despite/because of that?

Very fun compared to the other works, but still has a heart to it. Minigames could be 'better' but I still appreciate the effort to make an 'open world'/'town simulator' that has all these non combat/non-GTA elements to it.

A fascinating mess, but one that I appreciate having played.

for all the breadth of sim mechanics that would normally be endearing in swery's games for their goofy excess, like a pile of cherries on top of a nothing fancy but lovingly home churned vanilla ice cream, here thats all there is to appreciate with nothing all that enticing centered around it. characters are nothing and the eccentricity feels forced, falling into a largely worsening trend since d4. felt my heart sink when i saw there was crafting materials fetch quests in this one too AND it does the same "protag rolls eyes loudly rpg tedium am i right gamers!" schtick. marginally better than deadly premonition 2 possibly (it does function better), but they also hinted at another incest thing they probably arent gonna do anything interesting or tactful with, so who can say really. im done with this dude

finally a jrpg with good combat