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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: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  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 10, 2020
    90
    After everything I've mentioned so far, it's not a surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed Spiritfarer. What initially looked like an eerie combination revealed itself to be a thoughtful, relaxing, and enjoyable journey that deals with loss and caring in heartwarming ways. It's not a flawless masterpiece or a crowd-pleaser, but it knows what it's good at and executes it to an incredibly satisfying degree. If you vaguely enjoy titles like Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley, be sure to pick up Spiritfarer.
  4. Nintendo Force Magazine
    May 13, 2022
    90
    If you haven't heard anything about Spiritfarer and you enjoy amazing narratives filled with varying emotions coupled with light platforming and farming/crafting simulation, then drop everything and go buy this game! [Issue #58 – March/April 2022, p. 20]
  5. Sep 4, 2020
    88
    If you want a unique videogame experience and aren't afraid of showing your emotions, Spiritfarer is a title that you should try at least once in your lifetime.
  6. Aug 9, 2021
    80
    While the game is definitely hopeful and joyful overall, parting is such sweet sorrow, and you’ll have to do it time and time again as you play through the story. It’s a tough thing to balance, and yet Spiritfarer does so masterfully. It’s the kind of game that’s going to enrapture people, and already has too. It’s never too late to change, and it’s also never too late to jump into such a wonderful indie game.
  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: 32 out of 39
  2. Negative: 4 out of 39
  1. Aug 27, 2020
    10
    this is a fantastic game Good story and good control
    Cool graphic and you can hug NPC!
  2. Oct 10, 2020
    10
    Questo gioco è stata una gran bella storia, ben scritto e ben narrato, maturo, non adatto a tutti, ma tremendamente emozionante.
    Come tutte
    Questo gioco è stata una gran bella storia, ben scritto e ben narrato, maturo, non adatto a tutti, ma tremendamente emozionante.
    Come tutte le belle storie, vorrei che non finissero mai, ma questo viaggio, questo gioco, mi hanno ampiamente ripagato il prezzo del biglietto.
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  3. Jul 10, 2021
    10
    I could not put this game down! Charming characters and stunning world. The gameplay is addictive and everything is very thought out and justI could not put this game down! Charming characters and stunning world. The gameplay is addictive and everything is very thought out and just works great together. I would absolutely recommend this game to anyone looking for a relaxing, cozy and polished management game. Expand
  4. Aug 29, 2020
    9
    I absolutely adore this game. Every single part of it. Beautiful it's sensitive caring just really lovely and calming. Sadly it is a littleI absolutely adore this game. Every single part of it. Beautiful it's sensitive caring just really lovely and calming. Sadly it is a little glitchy so I had to restart a few times. That's why 9 out of 10. Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2021
    9
    such a good game, played it for 2-3 hours a day for about 2 weeks straight and loved every second of it. the movement is great, it’s like ifsuch a good game, played it for 2-3 hours a day for about 2 weeks straight and loved every second of it. the movement is great, it’s like if animal crossing was 2d, much cooler, and a metroidvania. would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good cozy (and sad) management game. Expand
  6. Nov 27, 2021
    8
    Beautiful game! Quite casual, but also has some emotional moments and the ones that'll make you stop and think. Gameplay is quite simple -Beautiful game! Quite casual, but also has some emotional moments and the ones that'll make you stop and think. Gameplay is quite simple - managing resources, going around the map to get them, crafting, some trading, but most importantly - exploring, getting to know people you travel with, their stories, and eventually, the main character's story. Put around 40 hours in it to reach almost 100% completion. Definitely worth playing and experiencing! Expand
  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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