• Publisher: Neowiz
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2022
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Find inner peace in a top-down, small, open-world game.
    Make things better by growing plants, help others, craft and discover a carefully handcrafted island...
    but demons from your past might come back to remind you what you want to forget. *** Explore different biomes, from cloud forests
    Find inner peace in a top-down, small, open-world game.
    Make things better by growing plants, help others, craft and discover a carefully handcrafted island...
    but demons from your past might come back to remind you what you want to forget.

    ***
    Explore different biomes, from cloud forests to snowy mountains.
    Connect with the island inhabitants.
    A farming experience inspired by permaculture.
    Gather resources to craft houses, musical instruments, clothes, etc.
    Cook and prepare medicines.
    Relax and the back of a giant monster, looking at the clouds or in hot springs under a cherry blossom tree.

    But your hardest task will be to find a way to talk to these poor souls who are wandering on the island. These war victims are waiting for your help.
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 20, 2022
    70
    In Aka, you get to be a cute hero in a pretty landscape, taking naps and strolling through trees. So dreamy! It’s just a shame the game has launched with this many bugs. The frequent stalling of progression and basic tasks is a little wearisome and players need a little more paw-holding to grasp the objectives. At this stage we’d recommend waiting for a few more patches, then playing the game in all its fluffy glory. That way, you get to soak up a red panda’s life of luxury. Who wouldn’t want that?
  2. Jan 18, 2023
    65
    Overall, Aka is a solid attempt at the life sims genre, with it truly hitting the mark of being casual and cozy rather than being like the others within the same genre that are more-so grindy time and resource management games.
  3. Dec 29, 2022
    63
    Despite being eye-catching with its amazing art direction, Aka doesn't manage to captivate the player and it feels more like a mix of not-deep-enough gameplay mechanics.
  4. Dec 19, 2022
    60
    The idea of Aka is fine, but the execution isn’t there. It is a pretty and relaxing enough game when it works. However, it often isn’t behaving as it should, which really gets in the way of taking it easy.
  5. Jan 13, 2023
    58
    Aka clearly has its heart in the right place, but it doesn’t have anything that goes a little deeper or that asks anything of its players, and without that it just feels like a cut-rate version of Animal Crossing.
  6. Jan 3, 2023
    58
    Aka is an easy game to be charmed by, with an endearing world and uplifting messages. However, the routine crafting systems and frequent minor bugs lead to an experience that feels more like work than play.
  7. 55
    Aka’s heart is in the right place, and it may have an audience with players looking for a breezy, slice-of-life game. Unfortunately, playing the game offers too little of an incentive for how challenging it is to control your red panda friend. While it may be true that a good deed is its own reward, such a proverb doesn’t lend itself well to the medium of video games. There are some worthwhile moments to be had in this world, but they’re just too few and far between.
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Dec 23, 2022
    5
    Very cute game, I really like it. But it is unplayable right now because of the bugs and crashes.. If I knew this I wouldn't have bought itVery cute game, I really like it. But it is unplayable right now because of the bugs and crashes.. If I knew this I wouldn't have bought it and waited. Also the choice of the designers that you can fall off everything is really annoying.. you have to walk very precise, and it makes you want to throw the switch. So plz build in some invisible walls here and there especially on stairs and the beachhouse f.e. Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2023
    1
    The game is currently unplayable. Prior to the patch around Christmas, the game would crash/force close when you did particular things. ThereThe game is currently unplayable. Prior to the patch around Christmas, the game would crash/force close when you did particular things. There was lots of bugs which prevented you from withdrawing things from your storage essentially locking you out of progression. Post Christmas patch, the game just doesn't start. It force closes every time you load your save. Don't spend money on this as you literally can't play it. Shocking state for games. Expand

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