Game News TPK Tribunal: Why are we fed up with “Cozy Games”?!
During the Nintendo Direct on September 14, 2022, we got news about Pikmin 4, the next Fire Emblem Engage and also Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. But a certain category of games often comes up, these are Cozy Games, like Animal Crossing or Harving Moon. Games that make you appreciate the passage of time. In this video of the TPK Tribunal, we invite you to discover: why are we fed up with “Cozy Games”?!
The rise of Cozy Gaming
What is “Cozy gaming”? Understand in French, the comfort video game and among this type, we can obviously find Animal Crossingwhere the goal is to decorate your house, meet new people and fill your catalog with objects. As announced in the video, you decide how long you spend on the game. We find among them Harvest Moon, which requires managing a farm and planting a multitude of plants in its field, or Stardew Valley which skillfully mixes the management of a farm and a love life. The list is still long, but the growth of these games has grown exponentially, in particular because of the COVID crisis, as people were forced to stay at home and therefore have little moments of comfort. Race result: Animal Crossing New Horizons is the 2nd best-selling Nintendo Switch game with almost 40 million copies sold worldwide.
We have too many!
As explained in the video, it was the success of Animal Crossing and the uncertainty of the confinement period that prompted dozens of studios around the world to offer their own version of cozy game. The cozy game has become a real trend and is very represented in the various manufacturer announcement videos. If we take the Nintendo Direct as an example, we count no less than four cozy games on offer. Certainly different games, but whose purpose remains to see his farm develop.
- Find TPK’s opinion on comfort games, in the Tribunal video above!