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The Good Life: 8 Tips for Beginners


The Good Life: 8 Tips for Beginners

Here are some tips and tricks to get you started with The Good Life.

The Good Life follows the American journalist Naomi Hayward, who travels to the small English village of Rainey Woods and tries to unravel the mystery of the so-called "happiest city in the world." With life-sim features, detective / journalist elements, tons of secrets to uncover and more, there's plenty to keep you busy.

This game offers short tutorials on various aspects, but there are many things that are not covered and you will learn about them just by stumbling upon them. With that in mind, here are our top tips to get you started at Rainy Woods.

8 Take care of yourself

Don't worry if you see the game end screen, you don't have to restart the game from the last save. You will be taken to the village hospital (actually a veterinary clinic), where you will pay a hefty fee to get back on your feet.

It's important to take care of yourself, stay full, refreshed, and avoid high levels of stress. Failure to maintain good health can lead to the end of costly play, as well as many diseases that can be costly to treat, some of which have negative side effects such as limiting your stamina.

7 additional benefits for your animal shapes

When you first gain access to your animal forms, you will be taught the basics of climbing and catching animals. like a cat, and you will be taught to track smells and attack animals like a dog. However, each form has additional benefits that you should be aware of as well.


In addition to being generally faster in animal form, there are a few other things you can do. For example, you can jump into cardboard boxes like a cat to tell you that you need to take care of yourself - take care of your hygiene. As a dog, you can rummage through trash cans and find some pretty useful items.

6 Collect All

As you travel through the Rainforest and its surroundings, many small arrows appear, pointing to items you can collect. Make sure you pick them up as you walk past as you will need them later for quests, crafting, cooking, and more.

As you unlock additional forms, there are many new ways to collect - for example, some items can be found on higher ground that can only be reached by cats, such as on roofs. You can also kick various critters to get items, although some wild animals will dodge you if you don't use your cat form, while others, such as badgers, can only really be defeated in your dog's form.

5 You can always fix unsuccessful urgent tasks

Throughout the storyline, there will be times when you will be asked to complete an urgent task - which means that you have to complete it within a certain period of time. However, don't panic if you fail, you will see a short scene about how you did not succeed, but then you will have the opportunity to try it again.

Sometimes your progress will carry over in terms of collecting items or photos, which will give you a little boost, while other times you will need to start over and do it all over again.


Four side quests must be active to complete

You will collect many different types of quests as you progress, but we have noticed that some quests will not complete unless they are your current active quest (shown on your screen). For example, for a quest chain where George Fakhuri asks you to get sick with various ailments, you must activate the quest when you talk to him about the illness, otherwise you will not get the answer you are looking for.

If you are having trouble completing a quest or completing a specific goal, make sure you switch to that quest from the main menu and try again. Most likely it will register correctly when it becomes an active quest.

3 Interact with every shrine you get through

Shrines are a way to quickly navigate a fairly large map. However, you first need to activate each of them. The first shrine you encounter in the course of the story is automatically unlocked, but after that you need to donate every shrine you encounter for £ 1.00 to be able to quickly travel to and from it.

At night, the shrines you have yet to unlock have a red beam firing from them, while activated shrines have a blue tint. You can also see the shrines that you have discovered on the map, as they are more yellow in color and the locked ones are darker. As you progress through the story, the shrines have additional uses, so be sure to unlock them all.

2 Visit special sellers for rare items

Some of the items that you collect are used not only for crafting and cooking, but also for trading with various "Merchants". you will find outside the city. They are all marked on your card, but each offers different products and requires a different type of currency - your real money will not work here.

For example, one merchant can trade in insects found for some rare cooking ingredients, and another can take herbs in exchange for some special vegetables.

1 You need to withdraw cash

If you made sure to hit the Deposit button on the Flamingo app to get your hard earned money, but your money doesn't seem to change, that's because you need to go to an ATM in town. Any money you earn from completing quests or submitting photos to Flamingo is automatically transferred to your bank account, so you need to withdraw it from there.

You can also put money in an ATM machine to have some savings, which is especially useful if you get hung up on the game too often and have to pay for horrible hospital fees.