There’s a strange mystery going on in the sleepy English town of Rainy Woods. Journalist Naomi Hayward has been sent from New York to investigate why exactly the residents of Rainy Woods transform into cats and dogs. But then, a more sinister crime is committed, forcing her to take on multiple mysteries to discover the real truth. Welcome to The Good Life on Xbox, PC, Switch and PlayStation, available today to download.
Described as a “debt-repayment RPG”, Naomi needs to quickly make a name for herself in Rainy Woods. Thankfully, she can take a good photo. She can make ends meet by snapping photos and posting them on social media. As she increases her followers, she can make her time in Rainy Woods that little bit easier.
That doesn’t mean she can neglect her duties in solving the mysteries. However, she may find other distractions around the town. The Good Life is an open-world with open-ended possibilities. Naomi may find herself more accustomed to Rainy Woods than she initially anticipated with various activities to partake in. Grow crops, socialise down the pub or just explore the wider area, she may quickly forget why she was even sent here! Naomi may even be able to transform into a cat or a dog herself, or failing that, quickly jump on a sheep to get around town quickly. No-one seems to mind in Rainy Woods.
- Explore the vast and sprawling town of Rainy Woods
- Take photos to repay your debt
- Unlock and try out new recipes
- Plant, grow, and harvest your own crops
- Discover new clothing and other items
- Save up money and renovate your house and garden(!)
- Investigate a murder while riding a sheep(?!)
You too can enjoy a slice of The Good Life for £33.49 from the Xbox Store. And good news for Xbox Game Pass subscribers as it is available there too at the same time. It’s on those other stores too.
Will you stay just to solve the murder, or have you found a new home for many years to come in The Good Life? Let us know in the comments below!
Game description■Welcome to Rainy Woods Journalist Naomi Hayward is drowning in debt and is at the end of her rope. Having accepted a request from The Morning Bell newspaper to “uncover the mystery of a small English town”, Naomi finds herself far from her home in New York, in Rainy Woods. Upon beginning her investigation, Naomi – camera in hand – soon discovers an inexplicable phenomenon in which the townspeople transform into cats and dogs as night falls… Then, as just she’s looking into that particular mystery, a murder occurs… Join her as she attempts to reveal the truth about Rainy Woods. ■Solve mysteries as a human, a cat, or a dog! Naomi herself eventually becomes able to transform into a cat or dog. Turn into a cat, and gain the ability to jump and climb all over town to explore; or transform into a dog, and use your acute sense of smell to track the town’s residents. Use your respective abilities as a human, cat, and dog wisely to more easily solve the various mysteries and incidents you’ll face. ■Take photos to earn money As a journalist, Naomi is able to earn money by taking photos of Rainy Woods at the request of The Morning Bell and the town’s residents. Also, if she can manage to snap photos of whatever happens to be trending on social media site “Flamingo” and increase her number of followers, she just might be able to earn enough money to make life in this small town that much easier. ■Enjoy life in your new town In Rainy Woods, as long as you’ve got the money, a free and easy life is yours to be enjoyed. Growing vegetables in your garden, brushing up on your culinary skills, exploring the plains, sharing a drink with your fellow townspeople at the local pub… Stay fed, get lots of sleep, keep yourself looking nice and clean, and enjoy daily life in Rainy Woods. ■Explore the vast and sprawling town of Rainy Woods Rainy Woods is full of various spots, as well as an array of events just waiting to happen. Explore the areas around the town to unlock shrines and camping grounds, expand your field of mobility, and enjoy the comfortably open world. Hopping onto a sheep and riding around the hills is just so much fun!