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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! Farm,
    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: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Sep 15, 2020
    100
    Perhaps the best thing of all is how Spiritfarer builds, grows, and ends. Not only are the souls you helping growing and accepting and your boat building, but Stella herself is developing. The story creeps up around you while life is happening, which is incredibly apt. There are highs and lows, as these moments will constantly hit you and make you chuckle or perhaps cry.
  2. 95
    Overall, I really enjoyed this game and all the time I spent devouring it. I came into Spiritfarer very excited, and it did not disappoint. It even surprised me with how much I loved it. Spiritfarer has everything relevant to my interests: the afterlife, crafting, crystals, making friends, getting up in other people’s business, fixing (?) problems, and a cat best friend. If you are looking for a beautiful game with some more serious, and sometimes mystical, subject matter, I highly suggest giving Spiritfarer a try.
  3. Sep 8, 2020
    90
    Balancing several different gameplay elements deftly while providing a lighthearted yet emotional take on death, Spiritfarer is a long and satisfying adventure that kept me more engrossed than any other game this year. It’s truly a special title that deserves all the attention it gets.
  4. 90
    Spiritfarer is a fantastic title that runs like a dream and firmly delivers on its warm aura interlaced with emotional weight. Beautifully executed in its approach to complex subjects, players will be thoroughly engrossed and immersed in the nautical spirit world Stella and Daffodil inhabit, and the carefully built (if inevitably fleeting) friendships of unique spiritual companions. Step through the Everdoor and see what’s on the other side.
  5. 85
    Regardless of these minor quibbles, Spiritfarer is a journey I wholeheartedly recommend taking, even if management sims are not your thing. The main lessons of accepting loss and the importance of leaving something behind are important to learn. The heavy topics your colleagues discuss with you are also necessary to navigate and leave a lasting gut punch. The title is also wonderfully animated and the music is superb, with its main theme receiving a number of variations throughout the experience that well up deep feelings inside of you. Give it a go if you are ready to ugly cry and smile at the same time!
  6. Apr 27, 2021
    80
    Spiritfarer is a unique indie title, that is impossible to put into one single genre. There's so much to see here - from exquisite style and great ideas, to a heartwarming and clever writing.
  7. Sep 23, 2020
    39
    The concept is great: A motivating management game with a very creative approach, great characters and an empathic story. But the major bugs that still (weeks after launch) are present, are unacceptable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. Aug 27, 2020
    10
    this is a fantastic game Good story and good control
    Cool graphic and you can hug NPC!
  2. Sep 17, 2020
    10
    My personal game of the year honestly, such a massive surprise that I didn't expect to love as much as I did.
  3. May 4, 2021
    10
    Believe the hype - this is a masterpiece! Amazing graphics, music and dialogue! It is crazy how invested you become in the story and theBelieve the hype - this is a masterpiece! Amazing graphics, music and dialogue! It is crazy how invested you become in the story and the characters. There is a fantastic element of exploration too, and it is just so relaxing and therapeutic to spend time in this world. I feel there are genuine psychological benefits to playing this game, especially if you struggle with grief management issues. I spent 30 hours playing this over 11 days and loved every minute of it! This is a game I will never forget and I'll probably play it again in a year or two. Thank you Thunder Lotus!!! Expand
  4. Aug 23, 2020
    9
    This is a cozy management animal crossing-esque sim where you explore the surprisingly charming after world, aiding the dead to the nextThis is a cozy management animal crossing-esque sim where you explore the surprisingly charming after world, aiding the dead to the next world. The writing breathes life into all the characters and although optional you will want to hug them frequently. The mini games are fun though most side quests feel a bit out of place and progression can feel slow or gated occasionally. Definitely recommend. Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2021
    9
    Fantastic game with a very immersive world that's way too easy to lose yourself in for hours. Unfortunately it seems to crash every 5hrs ofFantastic game with a very immersive world that's way too easy to lose yourself in for hours. Unfortunately it seems to crash every 5hrs of consistent play, but frankly without that I likely wouldn't have gotten up to eat or stretch. A few animations and tasks like watering plants are too long but so worth the money and time. Expand
  6. Sep 17, 2021
    8
    通关mark。 画风惊艳和新颖的独立佳作 前期还是很舒服的 人物剧情也很温馨 中期开始各种卡关 UI也感觉有很多反人类的地方 比如坐公交看不见地名 一不小心加入了2P 变成了控制猫 还一度以为遇到了bug 公狮的剧情也很厌恶 不过整体还是挺不错的 虽然离满分还是差了点打磨通关mark。 画风惊艳和新颖的独立佳作 前期还是很舒服的 人物剧情也很温馨 中期开始各种卡关 UI也感觉有很多反人类的地方 比如坐公交看不见地名 一不小心加入了2P 变成了控制猫 还一度以为遇到了bug 公狮的剧情也很厌恶 不过整体还是挺不错的 虽然离满分还是差了点打磨
  7. Jun 16, 2021
    1
    This game is EXTREMELY unstable on the Switch. It crashes a lot, and at super inconvenient times. If you play through the whole game, it willThis game is EXTREMELY unstable on the Switch. It crashes a lot, and at super inconvenient times. If you play through the whole game, it will probably crash about 15 times. And, the only time it autosaves is when you go into a city. It really should autosave when you go to sleep at night, with it being this bug laden. And you can't save the game without exiting the game. There's no "Save" option...there's only a "Save and Quit" option. I usually lose about 1 hour of playing time every time it crashes. I'm totally baffled by how a release this BAD got by their testing department.

    The game is good. I just wish I would have got it on a platform other than Switch, because the Switch port is really, really bad.
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