The Way of Life is more or less a game about contemporary issues our society faces. I say more or less because the game is largely a walking simulator, but manages to include a number of genres in the different “experiences”.

The player is able to pick from a child, an adult, or an elder when going through the different experiences. Sometimes these experiences will have the player simply walk around, but sometimes the experience can lean a bit more on the gameplay side. For example, there is an experience that makes the game a stealth game, as well as one that makes it a racing game akin to Race the Sun.

Despite this though, the game bores rather quickly. There are a few really good experiences, but several subpar ones. Some of the gameplay ones just felt out of place in a game like this and were not fun to go through, such as the racing one I mentioned before. The gameplay actually downplays some of the issues the game tries to address and with how boring that gameplay can get, it was detrimental to the experience. On top of that, the graphics and music were nothing special. Put simply, The Way of Life is just too average an experience to recommend. There are far better options out there for this type of game.

You can buy The Way of Life: DEFINITIVE EDITION here on Steam.

I was provided a free review copy of the game. Read more about how I do my game reviews here.