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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While The Good Life has its charms, most of the gameplay just feels really sluggish. Many of the story quests will have you making your way to a point on the map to watch a cutscene, you’ll then have to make your way somewhere else to watch the next one, and so on until the quest ends. The side quests also end up feeling repetitive and while it can be pretty relaxing to go through all the quests and slowly tick them off, for many players this will get tiresome pretty quickly.
For those who relish bizarre interactive experiences, The Good Life is an essential oddity that can't be missed. For everyone else, this is a barely functional chore that is all but guaranteed to frustrate and bewilder.
The Good Life is a curious and uneven experience. As a sort of hybrid RPG meets life-sim, it's certainly competent, despite the grind it demands. Surprisingly, the novel premise takes a back seat for the most part, but it's never anything less than adorably easy-going, carried along by a carefree attitude and endless charm.