Grow: Song of the Evertree Review :
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Today we are going to look at Grow Song of the Evertree, Grow Song of the Evertree is a relaxing adventure exploration game where you play as one of the remaining inhabitants of Ellaria trying to save the evertree from corruption known as the withering.
Grow opens up to you creating your character and being introduced to your guide’s book and coppertop who ask you to plant the world seed into the ever tree and along with your trusty companion you fly up and plant the world seed. Planting world seeds allows you to grow new branches of the ever tree where you’ll be spending most of your days on these branches you’ll use your tools to clear up any debris plant all kinds of flora and trees and clear up signs of the withering such as roots and these weird slime eventually as these branches grow they’ll expand in size unlocking more features on them such as fishing and eventually bigger creatures like these cute little dogs.
Grow: Song of the Evertree Review: Tending to these branches every day was a super relaxing experience as there’s not really any time constraints to do things you can spend your time fishing, catching, bugs, or just playing around with the creatures to eventually take selfies with them and even adapt them everything you do and grow generates a resource called myora which is used for the other town-building side of the game.
Various things will also drop essence and random items for you you can also take some of these items back to your house to exchange for even more essential if you’d like there are even caves on each world to explore for rarer materials which are a ton of fun what I really love about the main gameplay loop is that pretty much everything you do goes towards a milestone in your book it was super nice to have a constant reward to claim or something to work towards when I was done with all the day’s work it’s a super satisfying system that was designed pretty well.
Grow: Song of the Evertree Review: The rest of your time and growth is spent building up your very own town after a short intro section Ellaria will open its gates to new people arriving at the dockyard there people will need houses and jobs and that’s where you come in much like other town builders your townsfolk will have needs and wants that you need to deal with but it was never stressful to deal with them here as everything is pretty straightforward is a lot you can do to customize your own too give people jobs to run bakeries and stores change the color and style of their houses by using the items you gain while exploring and even gift your townsfolk new hairstyles or accessories and you can eventually expand your town even more by spending mayora to clear big chunks of rocks or withering and its really awesome to see your town grow into something big as you’re walking through it.
Especially with how pretty this game can be visually grown has a unique and vibrant art style that pairs really well with calm and almost therapeutic gameplay there are some really nice particle effects and it makes picking up items fun and engaging there’s even a pretty decent photo mode included here which is cleverly integrated into the gameplay.
Grow: Song of the Evertree Review: Sound is also a big part of the game with its gorgeous soundtrack running around on the soft grass makes a satisfying thump and there’s even a sing mechanic to help plants grow which makes a mystical thud, when you use it there’s no voice acting in the game but your townsfolk do make little noises which, is a nice addition to just reading dialogue this awesome mix of both gameplay styles really feels like you’re getting two games in one here and they complement each other really well.
If you’re looking for something to play while winding down in the evenings or just looking for an escape from all of those other high octane gaming moments and this game was released in Nov 16th for PC, Switch, Xbox One, and PS4.