Kotaku AU’s Ruby Innes praises Grow: Song of the Evertree, the breathtaking world-crafting sandbox developed by Brisbane-based Prideful Sloth and published by 505 Games, highlighting the therapeutic relief that comes from the world of Alaria. Loving attention was given to the game’s soundtrack, world, and emotional undertow:

“The story of Grow: Song of the Evertree is one that tugs at the heartstrings and makes you feel good. While I won’t spoil anything further, it’s definitely a beautiful tale of taking the time to be kind to the world around you. This is a game that I highly recommend for fans of Animal Crossing, Ni No Kuni, Stardew Valley, and other wholesome simulation and farming games. After entertaining rounds of dying over and over again in Hades and Death’s Door, coming back to this game has been a welcome relaxing relief that while asking you to keep going and do more, feels purposeful and ultimately therapeutic.”

Grow: Song of the Evertree is currently available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC. Check out the trailer down below:

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