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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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Spiritfarer Reveal Trailer | Microsoft Press Conference E3 2019
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  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.
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  1. Aug 23, 2020
    10
    From the moment i first saw the trailer for this game i was spell bound with it and knew i would be an emotional wreck. A nice relaxed gameFrom the moment i first saw the trailer for this game i was spell bound with it and knew i would be an emotional wreck. A nice relaxed game where you just do not want to say good bye to any of the spirits you are taking to the other side. If you do not cry at least once you have no soul. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    I have no words how amazing this game is. It's incredibly emotional, artwork and animations are gorgeous, characters... oh my god, charactersI have no words how amazing this game is. It's incredibly emotional, artwork and animations are gorgeous, characters... oh my god, characters in this game... I love them all. Really, I cried for the first time playing video game when the time to say goodbye to my favourite characters came. Thunder Lotus, I love you guys! You've done an amazing job! Expand
  4. 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
  5. Oct 25, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game really is a heartbreaking platformer, teaching you how to let go of your loved ones and move on. The artworks is amazing, and so are the animations. I've only encountered visual glitches for the cat where it just kinda slides around. I think the one that was the most sad was Stanley's story line. Now, every spirit tells you about their backround, Stanley's is that he's a kid, supposedly 8 according the the wiki, and he's trying his hardest to be happy. He tells you that he doesn't like messing up, and you can even tell that he already has low self esteem. I think the part that got me the most was at the end, where the spirit, being Stanley. will ask you to take them to the everdoor, a place where they can fully pass on. On the boat ride, they elaborate on their backstory, and his was the the saddest by far that i've seen. Great game, play it. Expand
  6. Sep 5, 2020
    9
    Great blend of Animal Crossing style gameplay and narrative story. Lovable characters and excellent pacing. Also, a lengthy game worth the $30 price.
  7. Sep 11, 2020
    8
    A game that actually makes you emotionally engaged and uses its gameplay establish its themes? Sign me up! Spiritfarer uses its mix ofA game that actually makes you emotionally engaged and uses its gameplay establish its themes? Sign me up! Spiritfarer uses its mix of platforming and management gameplay to explore death, grief, and acceptance through exploration and building, and it's both fun and heartbreaking. Expand

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