- Date Release: 2017
- Genre: Adventure games, Indie
- Developer: Prideful Slot
Yonder: the Cloud Catcher Chronicles – bright and colorful game in the simulator genre, where you have a farm under your control. You can become a real farmer, as well as develop your possessions to the maximum functionality.
You will play the role of the main character, a little boy who was brought by a magical storm into unknown lands. To save your life, you need to create your own farm, which will gradually develop in the best direction, making it diverse. It is not possible to get out of this land, so you have to do everything possible for the farm to provide you with everything you need. The graphics in the game are nice, and the gameplay in general lures.
The game was initially positioned as an adventure one with an emphasis on crafting and research, and it turned out that there is nothing more to do. The game does not even have a system of battles and weapons, and this was not provided.
All, and in fact, the main mistake of the game is that we do not need all these studies – we do not starve, do not want to drink, do not need weapons and armor. We are even forced to do NPC quests to get cosmetic things (remember, this is a game without multiplayer). There is, of course, the main story, but it takes place at the same pace – go-bring.
Locations on the island, in general, are a separate topic. There are mountains, forests, steppe, forest, and even desert, but they all look the same and there is nothing to do in them. Blank biomes to the slopes and textures of grass, rocks, and mountains, rare flowers and sometimes animals galloping amongst the bushes.
This Darkness element of the gameplay does not make any sense, because, in fact, it hides only the chests with useless content and a couple of passes on the map. In order to dispel the chains of Darkness, we need the elves.
But the animals-mercantile creatures will come to you only if there is something in the inventory to feed them. If not, the cute bunnies and cows will turn to your tail, literally. There are still the makings of farming, which is limited to taming animals and collecting milk from cows, however, this can be bought from traders.
Speaking of trading! Remember I said that this world is like a Paradise? So this is not just a Paradise, this is a utopia. The prices at which goods are sold from merchants are equal to those at which they purchase them. I have not seen a more primitive economic scheme in any game.
I want to finish with the fact that the game is perfect for children and if it would be possible to set the age limit according to the “from – to” scheme, this game would boldly go under 3 to 7 years range. Unfortunately, the game is not good enough for anyone older.
Pros: There are interesting mechanics and kindness.
Cons: Absolute emptiness and boredom; the plot is meager; the uselessness of research and crafting.
- OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
- Processor: Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GH
- RAM: 6 GB
- Video card: GeForce GTX660
- Soundcard: DirectX 9.0
- Free hard disk space: 4 GB
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