If you’re looking for a wholesome, cosy game to play on these dark and gloomy wintry nights, look no further than Grow: Song of the Evertree.
This is the latest game to come from Prideful Sloth, the studio behind 2017’s lovely Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles. Grow: Song of the Evertree has some things in common with Yonder, but it’s bigger, better and altogether improved.
The game is set in the magical lands of Alaria. There, the Evertree provides life to a multitude of different worlds. But due to a terrible infliction called The Withering, the Evertree has, well, withered; it can no longer support the world’s life. That’s where you come in. Over the course of the game you’ll bring life back to the Evertree, slowly but surely restoring each of the worlds it blossoms.
One by one, you’ll visit a new world, each starting as a barren, empty land. And over time, you’ll plant seeds and tidy it up, gradually introducing more life. Grow: Song of the Evertree is all about seeing life flourish, and it’s a beautiful, heartwarming experience.
We previewed the game last month, praising its swift control scheme and well-planned mission structure. Here’s what we concluded after our early time with it:
“Watching a world spring up from a once-barren wasteland is hugely rewarding, and I’ve only witnessed it once so far. I can’t wait to bring more worlds to life and discover what secrets await later in the game, but one thing is for sure: if you enjoyed Prideful Sloth’s last game, and if you revel in games like Animal Crossing and My Time at Portia, this is one well worth keeping on your radar.”
So, if that sounds like something you’re interested in, Grow: Song of the Evertree is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. It’s priced at just £19.99 digitally, and a physical edition will be available for Switch in February 2022. Check back in with us later this week when we’ll have a full review.