Seed of Life is a puzzle adventure game that is still a bit raw around the edges and will benefit from some polishing up, but the developers are very active and are working on that. 3-5h for 100% and no missable achievements.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: 3 to 5h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: Not really. I made a video to show the way to the last capsule, which you can find here , but no other guides available yet.
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, you can play on the easiest difficulty (Story)
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
I find making the review for Seed of Life a bit challenging. The game has a lot of potential and the start of the game is fun, but later on in the game I mostly struggled with the controls, which sucked out some of the enjoyment. I played the game with a gamepad as I’m used to that, but I hear it plays better with a keyboard and mouse. The ability I struggled most with in combination with the controls is the running ability. Since you have to push down the left control stick to use it, which in my opinion is a horrible way, I would personally swap that to R2 but at this moment the game doesn’t allow you to change controls. I hope they will implement that option in the future.
The story of this puzzle adventure game is quite interesting, and I enjoyed it and loved that Cora wouldn’t want to harm the planet she is living on even more. There feels a disconnect between the story and the voice acting of Cora. She didn’t show much emotion in her voice. What also doesn’t help is that Cora walks slowly when she starts talking, so if in the middle of something she starts explaining some of her thoughts you feel she is holding you up. On at least one occasion she ends her thoughts with “I should hurry”, yeah please let me walk normally then even when you talk and we would hurry 😛
While I have all this critique, I want to also point out that the 2 developers are very responsive. On the steam forums, discord, and by e-mail. They implemented already some of the improvements and tips from players into updates, and that while the game is only out for 2 days. So I have high hopes that most of the raw edges will be patches out. I think this game would have benefitted a lot from more playtesting or maybe even releasing in Easly Access.
The achievements for this game are very straightforward forward and you can’t lock yourself out of any of them. Try to find as many plants as possible to make the game easier for yourself and you don’t have to backtrack much at the end.
This review for Seed of Life was written on 30 August 2021, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 23 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.