If you’re a fan of the occult and love plants Strange Horticulture might just be the perfect relaxed puzzle game for you. The game has you assume the role of the proprietor of a local plant store after your uncle has passed. Can you use your knowledge of the plants to influence the story and unravel Undermere’s dark mysteries?
Your main objective in Strange Horticulture is to obtain, identify, and catalog all the plants in the game. With 77 plants to identify from all over Undermere, you can imagine it will be quite the feat. While identifying the plants you will learn about the wonderful and weird effects they may have. You can use those effects to influence the story in a multitude of ways. From hypnotic hallucinogens to powerful poisons there are quite a few different options you have.
The map of Strange Horticulture is a decent size and is integral to the advancement of the story and the ability to discover new plants. Not everywhere is so kind and welcoming though, use your knowledge and context clues given in the game to avoid areas in which you may not want to explore. You might discover powers beyond your wildest dreams – or lose your mind completely but you’ll have fun doing it regardless.
Strange Horticulture can be played all the way through in about 5 hours but offers a wonderfully weird story that you can play at a leisurely pace. If you’re into the occult, plants, or just looking for a cozy puzzle game Strange Horticulture is a solid choice in our eyes. Have any other fun cozy plant games you love? Let us know about them over on our Twitter!
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