Foragermight just be the coziest, most laid-back video game I end up playing this year.
I didn't exactly know what it was coming in – there's farming and crafting and skeleton slashing, based on the screens – but I knew I'd be into it, and that this was the right time and place. The PC version is well-established, but Forageris only now on Nintendo Switch and PS4. That's all I needed to hear.
Before the big video games come for us this fall and don't let up until we're well into winter, you might want to carve out room for something lower-key. Something far less stressful, but no less engaging. Something you can really sink into. Forager is that game. It knows the value of a good grind.