Technology Tell writes, "Though, I must admit that a part of me enjoyed the relaxed pace. Most life simulations are constantly throwing deadlines in your face. “Do this by then or no good ending for you!” With Artisan: Going Home Again, I honestly felt like I could take multiple paths to reach Ellie’s goal. The various, “official” jobs highlighted a progression that seemed to naturally lead to earning that seemingly unrealistic sum. Each influencial NPC felt like he or she could help in multiple ways. At one point, I really felt like I could perhaps even reach Ellie’s goal solely through Saturday flea market earnings."