Grow your game inventory: Here’s a list of Nintendo Switch games to check out
Nintendo Switch owners are looking for a fun new game to add to your library? Below are four wholesome and relaxing games that all have something different to offer.
Take a break from college and become a barista in Seattle for interesting characters like werewolves, elves, and mermaids. “Coffee Talk” is a relaxing visual novel game, where you listen to your customers’ problems or successes and serve them the right curated drink.
Coffee Talk is an easy-on-the-eyes game with its “vibe-inducing color palette” and pixel visuals, Nintendo Switch says. Each character has a different story and personality, which makes the dialogue much more interesting. Hear people talk about their forbidden love, aspirations, struggles and missions. There is also a selection of jazz and lo-fi music to help you immerse yourself in the barista role and relax your mind and body.
The game takes around 3 hours to complete, but there are multiple endings and rewards to unlock depending on how well you serve your customers, so you can play it multiple times, or you can play the endless option where you can practice making new drinks with different ingredients and practice your latte art.
If you’re looking for something that warms the heart and soul, “Spiritfarer” is the game for you. Embark on a variety of spirits who carry out their last wishes when you send them to the afterlife. Build connections with the characters as you learn more about their likes, dislikes, and personality traits. When you improve your relationship with them and fulfill their last wishes, be ready to say goodbye.
You go on a boat with a character, Stella, and her cat, Daffodil. As you travel across the ocean, you will meet new spirits for whom you will house and perform tasks. Each spirit is a different animal, and they all have different personality traits. The game takes around 30 hours or more, but the ending is worth it.
Spiritfarer creates a fascinating and emotional way to accept life, death and love. With features like being able to hug characters and do activities with them, it’s hard not to get immersed in the game. As you become friends with each character, they will eventually a place in your heart, which will make the farewell bittersweet.
For those who like to clean up and organize when bored, this game is a way to do it digitally…and more! “Unpacking” is a great game to sit back and enjoy some relaxing organization as you unpack a girl’s life as she grows up. You help her unpack her first apartment, move in with her boyfriend, and get home. As you unpack the character’s belongings, you learn more about who the character is and the important moments that happen in their life.
Depending on where you place things, you can get certain achievements, but there’s no right or wrong way to unbox, it’s just a matter of finding a place for everything she has. . This game takes about 4-5 hours, but you can play it multiple times.
To the east
This indie action-adventure game is thrilling and heartwarming. You play as a mute character, John, who finds a young girl in the mines, Sam. Sam’s origin is unknown, but trouble always seems to follow her. As John and Sam travel east to escape this darkness called “Miasma”, you will learn more about who Sam is and where she comes from.
The game is beautifully animated followed by an excellent soundtrack. There’s a lot of dialogue, but it’s worth seeing how the characters interact with each other and seeing their personalities. This game has its long parts, but the ending is well worth the wait. There are side quests and fun games in the game that you can play, and you can collect figures and food throughout the game.
My favorite part of the game is exploring all the different towns they pass through and seeing everything fall into place at the very end of the game. There are a lot of cute and unusual features in the game like saving your game in refrigerators and the use of a saucepan or flamethrowers to fight enemies that bring out “Eastward”.
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A short hike
This calm and simple game is perfect if you’re looking for one that doesn’t require a lot of effort. The mission of the game is to collect feathers and other treasures so that your character, a bird, can reach the top of the mountain to get cell phone reception. The gameplay is peaceful and you can fly over the mountain, fish, meet other characters and complete their side quests.
To the Moon
This cozy game is perfect for a rainy day. “To the Moon” is a psychological drama game, where two doctors time travel through the memories of an old man to fulfill his dying wish. This game is neatly curated with an original soundtrack, which is closely tied to the well-written story.
As you travel through the memories, you slowly discover who the old man is and why he wants to go to the moon. It is similar to a visual novel with some interactive parts. It’s very straightforward, with no filler missions on dialogue. You put together puzzles and find things that made sense to him in order to travel to older memories.