Come take an absolutely tranquil journey in the game Grow: Song of the Evertree. This enchanting world-sandbox type game is developed by Prideful Sloth and published by 505 Games. It released November 16th 2021 across PC, Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Therefore giving you full control of how you want to embark on this journey. The smooth controls and beautiful artwork throughout will make your adventure feel seamless.
As the last of the Everheart alchemists it is up to you to save the worlds of Alaria from the withering. By helping bring the Evertree back to life from the corruption and rebuild the town at the base of the tree. So this game is sure to bring you a beautiful melody of exploration and simulation.
In many ways the simulation feels similar to Animal Crossing where you can literally design every aspect of your town. However Grow goes a few steps further in terms of customization. Giving you full potential to build your dream town. Make sure you plan your days to get your full potential out of it. Because much like Star Dew Valley or My time at Portia your time limit for the day time is limited. Perhaps a bit short in my opinion.
Inside your Day to Day…
There is a variety of things to do day to day. Once you first start the game you go up the tree to plant your seed and start working on repairing the tree. Pulling plants, planting seeds, removing debris, and singing, the corruption slowly fads away. What makes this experience more rewarding is that the worlds of each seed are not determined by predetermined maps, but by the essences used when creating the seed in an alchemy session. This allows diversity in numerous worlds, with new trees, bushes plants, and creatures to discover. When your worlds in the Evertree have been repaired, you can then befriend animals, go fishing, and catch bugs. Don’t forget you can harvest the unique plants and fruit as well.
If you don’t want to work on growing your tree you can work on your town development, or pick away at one of the MANY achievements in the game. It is definitely worth completing those achievements as they give you items to decorate and alchemy essences. The more your town grows you will start to notice new characters will show up and want to move in. Once they have a home you can provide them a job at one of the shops in the town.
I have to say there were many pieces and mechanics to this game I absolutely loved. If I had to say one of my favorite thing about the game was the brilliant music by Award-Winning Composer Kevin Penkin. It is beautiful and draws you in deeper into the tranquility of the game. I highly recommend this game between the adorable story and fun game play it is well worth your time.
If you would like to see the Official trailer for Grow: Song of the Evertree you can check it out here! YouTube link