Legendary game designer Koichi Ishii (creator of the Square's Mana series) has been exploring two major concepts throughout most of his career: our relationship with nature, and the importance of community. With Ever Oasis, Ishii's development team has created a game that brings those two concepts front-and-center.
In Ever Oasis, players take on the role of the chief of the last surviving Oasis in desert devastated by Chaos. You journey out into the wilderness to explore dungeons, collect crafting materials, bash monsters, and solve puzzles using the different skills of your character and his/her various party members. These teammates are drawn from the citizenry of your Oasis home; and when you're not out adventuring, its your task to maintain the happiness and well being of everyone who lives there. A big, happy population means new shops, new crafting recipes, a larger HP bar, and fatter wallet. The desert is a harsh place, but by fostering community, you can beat the chaos back.
Ever oasis is a positive, upbeat action RPG that mixes the adventuring of Zelda with the lite sim elements of Animal Crossing. It's a must play for those looking for a game that's equal parts addictive and heartwarming.