Review – Garden Life A Cozy Simulator (PS5)

A Gardener’s Dream

Immerse yourself in the peaceful world of Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator, a charming farming game where you can cultivate the garden of your dreams in a tranquil setting. Set in a quaint village, you start your day by taking the bus to tend to your garden and return home by bus as the day winds down. As a fan of farming simulation games, Garden Life offers a refreshing take on the genre.

One of the standout features of Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator is the freedom it provides in gardening. Through well-explained tutorials, you learn the basics of planting flowers and clearing obstacles from your garden. This initial guidance sets the tone for the rest of the game, allowing you to experiment with planting wherever you desire, even in close proximity to other plants and objects. While this approach may present challenges, it encourages players to learn through trial and error.

Notably, Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator offers two distinct play modes. The story mode introduces tutorials and tasks to guide you, while the creative mode unleashes your creativity without any constraints or game-related concerns.

Unlike traditional farming games where you harvest crops from predefined grids, Garden Life presents a unique approach. You must carefully prune your plants to collect flowers, with the option to gather either the full flower or its cuttings. These flowers serve various purposes, such as creating bouquets for requests or selling them at the unlocked stall. By composting plant remnants, you can obtain fertilizers to accelerate plant growth. However, the rapid growth rate, even without fertilizer, poses a minor challenge in managing your garden efficiently.

While the temptation to maximize your daily tasks may arise, Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator encourages a more relaxed approach. Balancing bouquet production and fulfilling tasks requires some effort, but the game does not impose strict deadlines. You can enjoy the farm at your own pace, taking breaks to unwind and savor the experience. While achieving the best farm may require initial grinding, especially for acquiring premium decorations, the game rewards dedication and patience.

Clustering plants together may lead to visual clutter and make watering challenging, but the game allows for a fresh start if needed. Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator maintains a cozy ambiance, with meticulous attention to detail in the garden design and surroundings. The village exudes a small French town vibe, complete with charming character portraits, voice acting, and immersive weather effects and sounds.

A PlayStation 5 Review Code was provided by Nacon