PC - Windows
The Good Life
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About this game
Developer: White Owls
Content Rating: Teen
The player assumes the role of Naomi, a reporter who comes to Rainy Woods, the self-called “happiest place on Earth”. She is looking for a way to pay her debts. When she founds a corpse of a young woman, she decides to concentrate her efforts on revealing who the murderer is and on solving the mystery of the city, citizens of which are transforming into cats when the night falls. Naomi also becomes able to transform into a cat and she decides to use this opportunity to solve the mystery. One of the attractions of the game is a direct line drawn between two parts – during the day the player is a human, he interacts with other citizens, and during the night he becomes a cat and gains access to previously inaccessible paths.
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Boring, pointless, and jammed with grating characters and obnoxious story beats, The Good Life doesn't live up to its name.
As I reflect on The Good Life, it's with a warmth I didn't feel when I was traipsing back and forth across the wilderness to gather bafflingly elusive crafting components for villagers that seemed to have confused me with Deliveroo. But the more you explore a place, the more you come to know it. The more it starts to feel like a real place. After solving countless tiny problems, tangling with bigger supernatural ones, and literally marking my territory with litres of dog piss, I've come to regard Rainy Woods as a home.
The Good Life comes with excellent narrative elements, but the entire experience is damaged by some weird design choices that result in mediocre gameplay. While this is hardly surprising for a game directed by SWERY, some of the ideas featured in The Good Life, like the cat and dog transformation mechanics, deserved a much better execution, as they feel shallow and not particularly interesting. With such flawed gameplay, only die-hard fans of the Japanese director will truly love The Good Life.