A couple of months ago, William Hughes explored the calming comforts of a game called PowerWash Simulator. In that game, you play as a… sentient hose that must eliminate the filth left behind by humanity in a world run by hoses. (I haven’t played it, but that feels right.) As someone who primarily plays games on consoles, and games that involve assassin creeds and calls of duty at that, this genre of normcore PC experiences like PowerWash Simulator or House Flipper or Dog Bather is largely alien to me. So, when publisher Curve Digital offered me a chance to check out the Xbox Series X version of Skyhook Games’ similarly boring-on-paper Lawn Mowing Simulator, I jumped at the chance.