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[Nintendo Switch] Everafter Falls Review

[PlayStation 5] Everafter Falls Review
EdEN
  • On July 4, 2024

Everafter Falls from Akupara Games and SquareHusky is a cozy farming-sin adventure on PlayStation 5. Learn more about it in our Everafter Falls review!

 

Everafter Falls from Akupara Games and SquareHusky is a cozy farming-sin adventure on PlayStation 5. You’ll find yourself in the titular location after waking up from a bizarre dream… or so it seems. What you thought was your life was nothing more than a simulation, and you’re actually a resident of Everafter Falls. You remember none of this and must reacquaint yourself with your animal neighbors, the flora and fauna, and the small farm you’ll be working on returning to its former glory. You’ll be farming, fishing, and chilling, but sometimes you’ll need to jump into a dungeon and fight your way to victory.

SquareHusky took Everafter Falls to Kickstarter back in 2020, smack in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic when people desperately needed a colorful, charming, chill, cozy experience. It had a goal of $35,000 AUD in funding to be able to develop the game for a potential 2022 launch date. Once the campaign was over, and thanks to the support of over 1,300 backers, the project secured more than $52,536 AUD for SquareHusky to work on the game. It’s now 2024, and thanks to publisher Akupara Games, Everafter Falls has made its way to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

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The first step in this adventure will be to choose your farm layout. The options are standard, mini, and moat. Once that’s been decided, you’ll be given a chance to customize your character. You can change skin color, hairstyle, hair color, top color, bottom color, favorite color, shirt decoration, pet color – yes, you will have a pet for this one – and your character’s genre. Choose all of that, and you’ll be ready to go. Oh, wait… you also have to choose your character’s name!

 

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After waking up from the simulation, you’ll control your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad. You can use your currently equipped item by pressing the X button, as long as you can use it for its intended purpose. These items will include a pickaxe you can use to break down boulders, an axe to cut down trees to collect wood, a sword you can swing to cut down grass or to attack enemies, or a bug net that can be used to catch all types of critters, to name some examples. More items can be added as you progress further on this journey.

You can see your inventory at the bottom of the screen. To switch between your equipment and the resources and items shown there, all you have to do is press the L1 and R1 buttons as needed. Pressing the L2 button will open up the extra menu where you can check out your map, your active and completed quests, the things you can craft – more on this in a bit – the status screen showing your current and max HP, attach power and speed, crit chance, luck, move speed, max pet queue, and pixies bounded and max, as well as the cards you’ve eaten. Yes, eaten.

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An interesting element in Everafter Falls is the card-based system. Or, should I say, the card-eating system? Yeah, you read that right. A card-eating system. By ingesting cards, you’ll be able to boost your character, as well as its pet, thus allowing you to grow stronger and work on more things around the farm and in dungeons. An example of one of the cards you can find and eat is Skilled Merchant, which will increase the price of goods you sell by 5%. Collect and eat Pew Pew! so that the laser attacks from your Support Drone – or Drones – pass through enemies while dealing extra damage to all enemies it touches.

 

What can you craft with the resources that you collect? Along with the aforementioned sword, axe, and pickaxe, there’s a good variety of additional items to craft, as well as upgraded versions of them. You might want to craft a dinky fishing rod so that you can start to fish around in the different spots you find. You could craft a brown storage chest so that you can store 30 items to use at a later time. Craft a bee hive to produce honeycombs. Get yourself a churner to make butter and mayonnaise. You can also craft ink in a variety of colors so that you can change the color of a piece of furniture.

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The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for you to work on. And with Everafter Falls being a Cross-Buy title, if you own a PlayStation 5, you can download both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game, and each one will have a separate trophy list for you to work on. The lists will each have 21 Bronze trophies, 14 Silver trophies, and 3 Gold trophies for you to work on. The objectives to complete for that shiny Platinum include completing 24 jobs from the job board, recycling 24 letters, catching a pink bee, catching 24 critters with a bug net, upgrading your house to the max, crafting 5 items, and defeating the final boss in Hard Mode.

 

Everafter Falls is a cozy farming-sin adventure that references and pays homage to games such as the beloved Harvest Moon series, the Animal Crossing franchise and indie hit Stardew Valley. You’ll find yourself in the titular location after waking up from a bizarre dream… or so it seems. What you thought was your life was nothing more than a simulation, and you’re actually a resident of Everafter Falls. Will you be able to find out what is really going on? Everafter Falls is available as a Cross-Buy title, so your $19.99 purchase will allow you to download the game’s PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions at no extra cost.

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Disclaimer
This Everafter Falls is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Akupara Games.

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