Garden Buddies is a casual game, more suited for a younger audience. It has an important message about kindness toward yourself and relaxation exercises. It has no missable achievements and takes under an hour to 100%.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: Under 1 hour
Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: You don’t need a guide
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
Garden Buddies is a beautiful game with an important message about kindness toward yourself and tells you about some different relaxing exercises. It has a bit of an idle mechanism where your Buddies will pick up flowers in your garden, which is the currency to build items. And every new character introduces a new mini-game. I would say that the game caters more to a younger audience, but the life lessons it gives are solid and for all ages.
For those who enjoy the mini-games during the story mode and want to play them again. You can find them all, as well as gardening without restrictions through the main menu.
I played Garden Buddies before the release and encountered a few bugs, but kudos to the developer and publisher for fixing them very quickly!
None of the achievements are missable and you can complete the game in under an hour. It is an easy completion while it will also teach you some life skills such as what is important, and how to deal with immediate stress and anxiety.
This review for Garden Buddies was written on 18 Oktober 2023, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 8 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.