Gorgeous painting and meandering RPG Eastshade is heading to consoles in October

Out on Xbox One and PS4.

Eastshade, the gorgeous open-world exploration RPG of anthropomorphic animals and painterly pursuits, is heading to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on 21st October.

If you've not previously had the pleasure on PC (it came out earlier this year), Eastshade really is a lovely thing, ditching the RPG genre's usual violent inclinations in favour of serene meandering and entirely more artistic endeavours.

Upon arriving on the titular island (following a rather unfortunate nautical mishap), you're left to your own devices, wandering freely through gnarled forests, quaint villages, and billowing, flower-pocked meadows. Perhaps you'd like to make friends with the locals or take in the sights - and maybe even record some memories for posterity on canvas.

There is a story of sorts - you're attempting to create paintings based on your mother's recollections of the island - but it's largely just a loose framework to keep you moving toward Eastshade's furthest reaches. The real texture comes from the imaginative little quests and vignettes that unfold on your travels - sometimes sending you off on a new artistic commission, sometimes asking you to assist a man with a pot on his head, or help a bear play a trick on his brother - and there's even a smidgeon of crafting for some added variety.

Eastshade is not a game for everyone, admittedly; the PC version was just a little rough around the edges, and there's no ignoring the fact that it's not what you might call a thrill-a-minute fiesta. I had a lovely time with it though, just pottering about and painting and picking flowers, occasionally exchanging pleasantries with a monkey. Perhaps you will too!

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (8)

About the author

Matt Wales

Matt Wales

Reporter

Matt Wales is a writer and gambolling summer child who won't even pretend to live a busily impressive life of dynamic go-getting for the purposes of this bio. He is the sole and founding member of the Birdo for President of Everything Society.

Related

You may also enjoy...

Comments (8)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch