GSY REVIEW | PC, PS4 Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 11:15 AM

What we think of Yonder

What we think of Yonder

Our early coverage of Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles did not seem to get much of your attention, but it's true this game is deprived of zombies or perfectly modelled cars. We actually have one more video to share with you now that the game is available on PC and PS4. Technically, we even have two, but the commented gameplay footage we have prepared is in French only. We've added our classic +/- section inside though, so you can get a summary of our impressions.




On the plus side


+ An enchanting world to discover
+ Excellent lighting effects
+ Rain conveys a great atmosphere
+ Day/night cycle and seasons
+ The OST and sound design in general
+ Very cute wildlife
+ Soothing
+ Pleasant and easy to play
+ Exploring and discovering the world
+ Many things to collect if you're into such things
+ 60 FPS, on PC and PS4


On the downside


- Character models stand out
- The main quest is short and not really exciting
- The day/night cycle is too fast
- FedEx: The Game
- The crafting and farming aspects are too limited
- Without combat, some will get bored sooner than later
- After 4 to 5 hours, you've pretty much seen everything
- Collectibles artificially add to the game's longevity

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Commented on 2017-07-18 11:53:05
I found the visuals nice, but the gameplay looked dull imho. It might be a very good game for a younger audience, which is probably the target audience. Or as an introduction to the genre. But for more hardcore gamers, Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley are much better games.
Commented on 2017-07-18 13:57:20
it looks super lovely. but i feel like it kinda needs a "don't starve" gameplay loop and level of depth to keep you coming back.
Commented on 2017-07-18 21:36:51
On the downside

- FedEx: The Game

F****** lol. Wilson!

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