Review- Garden Life : A Cosy Simulator


When it comes to simulator games, there’s something for everyone, and Garden Life: A cozy Simulator comes straight from Stillalives Studio. Yes, a studio that has already brought us Bus Simulator, among others. Nacon has created a gardening and decorating simulator that will relax even the most nervous of us.

My beautiful garden!

Garden Life features two game modes. A story mode, in which you gradually learn everything the game has to offer. You’ll have to take over a community garden and bring it back to life. And there’s a lot of work to be done.

On the other hand, you’ll find a sandbox mode where you’ll have everything available to you from the start, and will be free to do as you please.

The story mode, on the other hand, lets you gradually show off your green thumb in three gardens. If the next two are blocked at the start. You’ll have to manage seed stores, cuttings, wadding, fertilizers and other decorative objects. Once your garden has regained its color. Head for the production table, where you’ll be able to set up various flower bouquets and decorative objects.

Have a green thumb.

Getting to grips with the game is a bit like anything else in the genre. And it works quite well. The game is quick to pick up, whether on PC or controller. The game has been designed to be playable on both PC and console, with full controller support.

So it’s up to you to juggle your tools to keep your garden in shape. In this game, nothing is lost, everything is transformed. Your only limit is your creativity. At times, the title will require you to go back to the drawing board in order to cultivate new varieties. Yes, to obtain certain seeds, you’ll need to keep an eye on the flowers in your garden, as they’ll also produce seeds useful for your next crops.

The only drawback is that once planted and watered. There’s no time to wait. Everything grows almost instantly. So there’s no growth management on the horizon. Good for some, bad for others. However, the use of procedural generation is a must, because no two plants grow alike, so you get a different landscape for the same plant every time.

What’s more, you’ll need to take into account the seasons, which will be more favorable to some plants than others. Not forgetting that community gardening also means special requests. The aim of the game is to respond to community requests. Basically, you’ll have something to do for hours on end.

So, what more can we say about Garden Life: A cozy Simulator? Well, if you like games like Fliper House etc., you’re in for a treat. You’ll be well served. The game is addictive, and you won’t see the time go by once you start. And let’s face it, apart from a few visual bugs, the title is beautiful without being a slap in the face. All in all, as you’ll have gathered, we had a lot of fun with this title, which has no reason to be ashamed of the competition.