The Good Life

An unusual RPG with crime story traits. The title was developed by White Owls – a studio founded by Hidetaka Suehiro, the creator of Deadly Premonition and D4. The player assumes the role of Naomi, a reporter who comes to Rainy Woods, the self-called “happiest place on Earth”. She is looking for a way to pay her debts. When she founds a corpse of a young woman, she decides to concentrate her efforts on revealing who the murderer is and on solving the mystery of the city, citizens of which are transforming into cats when the night falls. Naomi also becomes able to transform into a cat and she decides to use this opportunity to solve the mystery. One of the attractions of the game is a direct line drawn between two parts – during the day the player is a human, he interacts with other citizens, and during the night he becomes a cat and gains access to previously inaccessible paths. Similarly to the previously mentioned Deadly Premonition, the NPCs in The Good Life have their own day and night activities and they stick to their plans. The unusual gameplay mechanics are accompanied by the graphics – two-dimensional visuals feature cartoon-like, slightly angular style.

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PC / Windows
Game The Good Life (PC) Cover
The Good Life

The Good Life | PC

RPG, Detective, Crime, indie games, cats

Companies responsible for The Good Life

White Owls | game developer

The Good Life release date for PC:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

The Good Life is an unusual crime story role-playing game for PC / Windows. It is a debut title of the studio White Owls, founded by Hidetaka Suehiro (Deadly Premonition, D4).

Plot

The Good Life takes place in Rainy Woods, a fictional, self-called “happiest place on Earth”. Naomi, a reporter from New York, comes there in order to find a way to pay her debts. However, soon paying the debts becomes less important as Naomi finds a corpse of a young woman and discovers that she can’t leave the city. She decides to discover who the killer is and to reveal the mystery of Rainy Woods. A part of the latter is quickly revealed – after the sun sets the inhabitants of the city transform into cats and after returning to human form they don’t remember what happened during the night. Naomi also gains this ability – this will prove to be of key importance in solving the mystery of Rainy Woods.

Mechanics

The Good Life for PC / Windows has similar tune to the previous game of Hidetaki Suehiro, Deadly Premonition. The player travels through a city inhabited by unusual people who have their own day and night activities. At the same time the game differs from the first game of Suehiro as it combines RPG features with a crime story and drama. The game is divided into two parts: during the day the player controls a human and interacts with NPCs and during the night he transforms into a cat, gaining access to previously unavailable paths.

Technical aspects

The Good Life features two-dimensional graphics and cartoon-like, slightly angular style.

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