A Short Hike is a small indie game. And by small, well, I mean small: you’ll finish the story in around 1 hour and half. You can spend a few additional hours to 100% the game, but there isn’t much incentive to do so once you finish it.
That said, the game is a great example of a cozy game. The artwork is beautiful, the mechanics are good and the quests are easy. There are no wrong choices: you can’t die. A Short Hike wonderfully keeps the sense of discovery alive, resulting in a Zelda-like game with no stress whatsoever.
The game is fun and is certainly worth a play if you find it at a good price.
The game is “Steam Deck Verified”.