The Montreal team of Thunder Lotus strikes again with another beautiful hand-drawn game. Spiritfarer puts you in control of Stella on the day she replaces Charon, the current Spiritfarer on his way to the afterlife after he fulfilled his purpose.
Spiritfarer is a game about passing, about death but mostly about caring. Stella’s goal is to guide the souls of the newly departed to the afterlife using your ferry and comfort them, reassuring them that everything is going to be fine. As a matter of fact, you can emotionally interact with the characters and, for example, hug them to show that you care. It’s deeply touching and sometimes sad but in a nuanced and purposeful way.
Moreover, there’s no rush in Spiritfarer. Everyone can enjoy the game at their own pace. Whether you want to engage in the myriads of activities available like fishing atop of your boat or guide the maximum amount of people to the afterlife as quickly as possible, the choice is yours.
Technically speaking, Spiritfarer is as beautiful as it gets. The animations and overall graphics are top-notch and reveal Thunder Lotus’ mastery of the craft that you can only get in Canada.