The final title from the first batch of October's Xbox Game Pass titles is now available, in the form of the strange and unusual RPG, The Good Life.
What is The Good Life, you may be asking? Good question. It's a hard title to describe, but we'll do our best. Essentially, you play a journalist known as Naomi Hayward, who has been called to uncover the mystery of a small, English village known as Rainy Woods. The mystery? The townspeople appear to turn into cats and dogs at nighttime. All while this is happening, there happens to be a murder too.
From a gameplay standpoint, you'll spend most of your time untangling the web of mysteries, by taking photographs and even turning into a cat or dog to sniff out disturbances. There's also a Stardew Valley farming aspect to sink your teeth into.
Journalist Naomi Hayward is drowning in debt and is at the end of her rope. Having accepted a request from The Morning Bell newspaper to “uncover the mystery of a small English town”, Naomi finds herself far from her home in New York, in Rainy Woods. Upon beginning her investigation, Naomi – camera in hand – soon discovers an inexplicable phenomenon in which the townspeople transform into cats and dogs as night falls... Then, as just she’s looking into that particular mystery, a murder occurs... Join her as she attempts to reveal the truth about Rainy Woods.
Developed by Hidetaka "SWERY" Suehiro, who has worked on other odd titles such as Deadly Premonition, the influences here are easy to spot. The Good Life looks as crazy as you may expect, and while the reviews may be mixed with a Metacritic score of 65, it's certainly resonating with some people.
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