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Slime Rancher

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In the far-distant future, far, far away in space (to be exact, a thousand light-years from the Earth), on the planet Far, Far Range, mega-corporations (they, it turns out, will be with us in the distant future!) discovered the ideal source of income, universal natural resource - Plort. You can produce almost anything from Plot - from food and household chemicals, to solid alloys and incredibly powerful batteries. Plort is a concentrated mucus produced by slimes - jelly-like living organisms of various species and characteristics. Slimes, unfortunately, can not be taken to Earth to breed and receive the right amount of Plort. We have to fly to 'Far, Far Range', to build there something like a ranch for slimes and for all this to hire earthlings. One of these earthlings, the space rancheros, the brave young girl Beatrix LeBeau is the character of the game. The girl (and the player) will fly a thousand light-years in a deep sleep to equip a ranch from a Hobson Twillgers, study the planet's environment, collect, feed and breed slimes. To get the necessary hints the girl can look for notes of the former owner - they meet on the territory of the ranch, and also communicate via Star Mail with a close friend from the Earth. In conversations with a friend, we learn a lot of things about the former, earthly life of the heroine - this information will be important. Gameplay and economics Slimes need to be fed, and this is important. The rest they will do themselves. It is necessary to feed them not by anything, but by appropriate products. But slimes will produce a lot of Plort - and Plort can be sold on the market, having received currency - newbucks. For newbucks you can buy equipment for ranches and so on. The world of the game is not known until the end, it is possible and necessary to travel through it, opening up new locations, finding new slimes for the ranch, as well as food for slimes and other new resources. From different types of slimes you can get hybrids. However, with this you need to be more careful - you can get aggressive evil slimes, which will have to be dissolved with water. Slimes are quite diverse. Ordinary slimes are generally friendly, but they can be dangerous not because of evil will, but because of some natural features like thorns, emitted radiation or the ability to explode. Some slimes are more productive than others, they produce more Plort. It is these slimes that are created by hybridization, since it is difficult to find them in a natural environment. Ordinary slimes sometimes merge into a huge Gordo-slime - inside such organisms there are often valuable resources and other interesting and useful things. To get all this, you need to blow up the Gordo-slime. Game modes Adventure. The world is open for research, there are no serious restrictions. You can develop as you want. You can communicate with other ranchers, carry out their assignments and exchange resources with them. Carefree is an adventure mode that goes even easier. The five-day trial is a mode in which you need to earn as many newbucks as possible in 5 days. "The steel master of the ranch" - the conditions in this mode are so complicated that it resembles a game of survival. In the mode there are unique tests that change the impression of the game.
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Release date
Jan 14, 2016
Monomi Park
Monomi Park, LLC
Monomi Park
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or equivalent
  • Processor: 2.2GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible, 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: ALSA compatible

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP(SP3)+
  • Processor: 2.2GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OSX 10+
  • Processor: 2.2GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible, 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Slime Rancher reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review Slime Rancher You can think of something Like Harvest Moon. You have a small Farm and you have to catch Slime that live in the Area. These Mucus are then fed with Food that you have grown (kept very simple) or with Food that you have found on your Departure. As soon as you feed the Slime, it drops Crystals that you can sell. From these Crystals you can then buy Upgrades of anything possible or acquire new Territories. In addition, there is so far a very simple Breeding, in which you can fuse two small Mucus into a larger Mucus, which then drops two instead of just one Crystal. However, the "Breeding" of the Mucus Seems far too simple and could be made even more complex. In addition, it would be quite cool if the Cages of the Mucus were a bit larger and they might also develop something like Feelings, that they just don't like it, for example, when 10 Mucus jumps around in a small Cage. So so until now the Game seems more like the Spongebob episode "Hunters and Hunted" (http://de.spongepedia.org/index.php/J%C3%A4ger_und_Gejagte_(Episode)), with a distinct Aftertaste, despite (!) super cute Setting and Design and not like a Farming simulation alternative. So far, half a Buy recommendation, as is often the case with EA Items, where you always have to hope that the Final Product will ever be finished. It'S best to look in for about £10 and maybe even love.
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Early Access Review Very nice and friendly Game, which, however, doesn't offer too much Content in the current Congestion. This is not really bad, as the Developers are doing their Way to incorporate new Features and respond to the Ideas and Suggestions of the Community. The current Version simply does not have the expected Long-term Motivation. The Game starts on a Ranch and you start to realise that you can make Money from glittering Excrement of little cute Slims. This makes you use and starts to catch these Slims and breed more Species to enlarge the Farm accordingly and improve its VAC pack (No I'm talking about no Bundle with Valve Anti-Cheat supporting Games). However, these Listed things are done relatively quickly, which is also the Main Reason why the Game gets "boring" relatively quickly. This is not meant negatively. Slime Rancher Is really Fun, it's just that in the current State it can't meet all the Expectations of buyers. The Developers could certainly make sure that the Game is even more Fun with some Minigames or a multiplayer mode, but also, as the Developers said, a big Update is imminent. I will keep an eye on that Game and follow the Development. Is it worth buying? Yes! There is always a lot of Stuff to be added, and besides, the Game already has mature Features to offer, such as the "Mucus Breeder free." If you are interested, check off the Wiki of the Game. Gameplay: 8/10 Graphics & Performance: 7/10 (some Rucklers if the Ranch is a bit Fuller, GTX 1070 OC 8GB VRAM. Fun factor: 10/10 Implemented Features: 9/10 Purchase Recommendation: 9/10 Revaluates this Review, should it have helped you, or even influenced your Decision to Buy.
Favorite Thing: Exploring the island was fun. It's too bad they gated off so much ... being literal gates.
Least Favorite Thing: It's repetitive. And grindy. And repetitive.

Date Stopped: 2019-03-09
Playtime: ~ 3h
Enjoyment: 5/10
Recommendation: Meh.
the game is entertaining, it leaves you mesmerized for several hours...
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