Cozy Grove review: a wholesome but disappointingly shallow life sim that won’t unseat Animal Crossing
A haunted island might not seem all that cozy, but Cozy Grove is an adorable yet flawed little life sim.
As the name suggests, Cozy Grove is a cute and, well, cozy game that fits nicely into the current trend for relaxing game experiences. It’s summed up neatly as Animal Crossing meets Spiritfarer.
That means living on an island, collecting resources, and crafting items, all while caring for the inhabitants…who are ghosts…but they’re cute bear ghosts.
As a Spirit Scout, you’re tasked with helping these spectral bears remember their past glories. After all, the Spirit Scout motto is: “All those who are lost deserve kindness.”
What’s immediately striking about Cozy Grove is its presentation. Its hand drawn aesthetic is gorgeously detailed, while its gently lilting acoustic soundtrack provides the perfect