Spiritfarer

Icon - Calendar Released: 18 Aug 2020
Icon - Edited Reviewed: 20 Mar 2021
Platform: PC

Spiritfarer

I think I need to stop playing these "Overwhelmingly Positive" arty games (looking at you GRIS). I can see why Spiritfarer is well received; the art and animations are gorgeous. There's a cast of characters to interact with. Unfortunately the actual gameplay is incredibly dull. Just an endless list of chores for the NPCs that you're inexplicably carrying around for their last joyride.

Pros

  • Beautiful hand drawn artwork & animations
  • Very light aspects of building and upgrading
  • Some good dialogue

Cons

  • Sleep inducingly dull gameplay
  • There's almost no introduction - why am I suddenly taking over from Charon? Am I dead? Why am I suddenly the Spiritfarer?
  • All the control prompts are for a controller, even if you play with mouse & keyboard
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