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  • Summary: A cozy management game about dying.
    What will you leave behind?
    Play as Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. A unique, endlessly varied adventure!
    A cozy management game about dying.
    What will you leave behind?
    Play as Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife.
    A unique, endlessly varied adventure!
    Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Unwind for hours into cozy and relaxing gameplay. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play.

    Learn how to say goodbye.
    Experience moving, emotional stories filled with unforgettable moments. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends. What will you leave behind?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 14, 2020
    90
    Spiritfarer is a beautiful game in terms of graphics and story, with plenty of tasks to keep you busy from collecting resources, fishing, and building. It's a relaxing experience, and one many people will find comfort in.
  2. 90
    Spiritfarer is a truly gorgeous game in every aspect. A stunning art style, gorgeously melodic music, and a lighter and less punishing take on the management sim genre make it one of the best indie games of the year and a title that will be remembered for years to come.
  3. Aug 31, 2020
    90
    Spiritfarer is one of a kind, and well worth anyone’s time. Its energetic art style, moving score and uplifting stories about acceptance and loss all meld with the gameplay for an experience players won’t soon forget, even as they move onto their next adventures.
  4. Aug 23, 2020
    80
    Spiritfarer is a game with a lot of moving parts, but most of its elements are well handled. Progression comes at a good pace as you upgrade Stella's ship, her abilities, and build relationships with a colourful crew. The crafting minigames are a weak spot, and the writing doesn't always land, but there's a lot to like about this maritime management title.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 18, 2020
    80
    With a focus on care and comfort, this is textbook cosy gaming. Its world of spirits is one you’ll want to get lost in and there’s unlikely to be a single guest you won’t be endeared to by journey’s end. Set sail under a snuggly blanket as the nights begin to pick up a chill, and let your heart be warmed. [Issue#180, p.74]
  6. Aug 26, 2020
    65
    Spiritfarer is a nice looking, but mostly dull, resource management game that tries to integrate a unique setting with base-building mechanics. Its characters don't get enough development time for you to care for them, while they demand material comforts. The glacial pacing and repetitive gameplay make this an experience that only a select few will enjoy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Sep 26, 2020
    10
    Such a beautiful and subtle game...I likened this to What Remains of Edith Finch. I think it's a game which everyone should play at leastSuch a beautiful and subtle game...I likened this to What Remains of Edith Finch. I think it's a game which everyone should play at least once. I feel this is a soulful masterpiece which is a near impossibility not to prompt a few tears. This game is what The Last of Us part 2 wants to be emotionally. Expand
  2. Dec 11, 2020
    10
    A beautiful game in which you must confront loss and inevitability. Every step forward brings you towards the end of your journey and youA beautiful game in which you must confront loss and inevitability. Every step forward brings you towards the end of your journey and you won't want it to. It's truly a magical game with rewarding actions, dialogue and characters. Play it now. Expand
  3. Sep 2, 2020
    10
    This is one of the best games of this generation. Brilliant storytelling, deep characters, fun and intuitive gnuameplay and charming graphicsThis is one of the best games of this generation. Brilliant storytelling, deep characters, fun and intuitive gnuameplay and charming graphics . There is no violence or battle system but the game keeps you engaged at all times. Expand
  4. Aug 23, 2020
    9
    Трудно не повторить само описание авторов, что это "милая игра о смерти", но хочется добавить, что она еще и тяжелая. Тяжело расставаться сТрудно не повторить само описание авторов, что это "милая игра о смерти", но хочется добавить, что она еще и тяжелая. Тяжело расставаться с персонажами, пусть даже мы о них не так много и знаем. Хотя разработчики и добавили огромное количество рутины, которая ближе к середине может слегка вскружить голову, но она приятно развлекает. Выполняя мелкие поручения или просто исследуя мир
    в поисках новых ингредиентов, ты полностью отдаешься процессу, не замечая крайне простенькие механики по растягиванию твоего пребывания. Это в меру весело и не напряжно, кроме последней половины игры, когда это уже чуточку надоедает. Мир яркий и приятный, здесь нет места опасностям или трудностям, нет возможности пострадать или погибнуть. Медленно, но верно поднимающийся вверх корабль всегда найдет чем завлечь в пути от одной точки до другой, начиная от банальной рыбалки и заканчивая изготовлением различных вещей для последующей прокачки самого же корабля. Но главным украшением игры являются наши гости-духи, которых мы собираем по всему миру, с которыми говорим, делим пищу и теплые объятия. Каждый обладает своим характером и предпочтениями за всеми интересно наблюдать и тем труднее в один прекрасный момент услышать от них, что они уже готовы. А это значит, что нам пора выполнять свою основную работу, как перевозчика душ. И это один из грустнейших моментов, ведь на корабле станет чуть тише.
    Визуально игра выглядит прекрасно, рисовка очень приятна глазу. Музыка и звуки также максимально приятны, хотя на них большую часть времени внимания и не обращаешь.
    А -1 балл, это лишь за рутину ближе к концу и саму концовку. Она напрашивалась другой. И да, тут вы будете плакать. И не один раз.
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  5. Nov 6, 2020
    8
    Spiritfarer was a delightful surprise, full of charm and personality despite the sombre nature of the game’s story. The resource managementSpiritfarer was a delightful surprise, full of charm and personality despite the sombre nature of the game’s story. The resource management and crafting are both enjoyable and satisfying, but do tend to drag on in the second half of the game.

    Most character’s storylines will tug at the heartstrings, but I do wish they were more fleshed out, which would have made a more emotional impact. Sending off each character to the afterlife were moments that will stay with me for a while, and everyone even just a little bit interested in playing Spiritfarer, really needs to so they can experience these great moments.

    See my full review here: http://gameswhisperer.home.blog/2020/11/07/spiritfarer-review/
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  6. Dec 27, 2020
    7
    It's an ok game. I was bored and addicted at the same time, while also semi-intrigued at stella's journey. It's basically a more fleshed outIt's an ok game. I was bored and addicted at the same time, while also semi-intrigued at stella's journey. It's basically a more fleshed out farmville/cityville with some light exploration and metroidvania elements. The stories you had on your journey were ok, but it's not memorable as some review outlets would had you believe. Anyone who enjoyed cityville/farmville, and got hooked on it like some drugs, this game probably would do the same. You get addicted to the grind to see what would happen next when you finish. However, a lot of the game feels like filler. The rewards and side-quests (or to be more specific.. extra grinding?) turned out to be non-essesntial, and I wished I didn't do as much extracuricular activites. The term as wide as an ocean, but deep as a puddle sometimes rears it's ugly head in this game. The best example would be the humongous things you can cook, but realize you can literally feed hungry occupants berries and alterante between them, all set.

    It's. Ok.
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  7. Jan 19, 2021
    0
    Experiência fantástica. Entre os 3 melhores jogos de 2020.

    História magnifica, arte e música marcantes, gameplay decente e condizente com o
    Experiência fantástica. Entre os 3 melhores jogos de 2020.

    História magnifica, arte e música marcantes, gameplay decente e condizente com o enredo. Ótima surpresa, vale cada centavo.
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