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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles review
by Serge Ulankin

Yonder is a simple game with lots of mindless crafting and grinding for resources. It is also not very polished and looks half-finished at times—like if you save and do something like launching fireworks and then quickly load the latest save you are about to see the very fireworks that you launched *after* the save and also some other things like this. The localization is terrible—I looked some other versions apart from the English one, half-hearted translation and some chunks of English texts left here and there.

So why do I ‘recommend’ Yonder?
There are some things that the game gets awesomely right.

First, it's the world, plants, creatures, and overall visual style. Overly-cartoonish, too cute, and vivid, the game is inhabited by some of the funniest animals I have ever seen in-game. The sunset is a joy to watch, and the map is fun to explore.

Second, since the worls is so cute, you actually want to help those tiny humans, and flowers, and trees, and ever-pooping groffles. 

Third, it has this “one more thing” feeling in Yonder that makes games addictive in a good way. So grinding for resources feels like something meaningful as well as crafting or trading.

All in all, if you want to really relax in some game, I recommend you playing Yonder. This might be a good game before going to sleep too! Tested on me and my wife.
«Just one more turn»

Other reviews5

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Yonder, a beautiful Game with a great Atmosphere. Accign-Back-Relax. So far 3std spent in the Game, the "first" Territory I have now explored 90% ... And it's soooo beautiful! :D Characters all look very similar, but sweetly made. Dialogues are funny, dramatic, cheeky. Very pleasant. Also, the Game explains itself very well, at least so far I have very few Question Marks over my Head, but can also be due to the fact that I may not have paid close attention;) Sound is also super relaxing, I think this will be my new Evening relaxation. I can't say it often enough, the Atmosphere is so incredibly good! Tag/night Cycle I find something too brisk, could be a little slower from me. On the other Hand, then, probably never changes the Season. Explore every Corner of this Game, it's worth it! 9.5/10! Q: How many Areas are there? A: I have ... 5th? Seen. How and if it continues after that, no Idea. But I think all the Quests I've found so far will take me a few more Hours off. Collecting Materials, Recruiting NPCs for your Yard, fulfilling Quests, I think I only have to do with that again in the first Area 3-4 Hours. Quests are quite simple (Search xyz, Bringe xyz), but often associated with The fact that you have to trade with NPCs. For this you have to bring Things, which has to be found. I can't estimate how much longer I'll be busy, but so far I'd say at least Days left:D
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Microsoft from Deutsch
After just under 11 Hours, complete the Main Story and a Completion Rate of 77% I have to say: Pretty good Game. At First I ran around a bit haphazardly and do a few Quests here and there, but after exploring the whole Map it was relatively easy to find yourself. To the Story: It's completely 0-8-15 and the Ending was actually pretty clear. But by the fact that the Story almost doesn't matter in the way anyway, you can look over it. After All, it's all about Questing, exploring, Collecting and Building. Above all, anyone can do what they want. The Game won't let you go: Just this Quest, just looking for there, just building that. The Sense Of achievement does not fall by the Wayside either, whether it is Collecting or completing certain Quests. The Guild Quest, especially Master time Badges, was thrifting Here and there. Reason that some raw Materials are used en Masse now you can choose whether you are mining them for hours or from one Dealer to the next Race. I recommend doing it on the side. The Build-up refers to Farms, Bridges and Shrines. At the Farms I would have liked a bit more, even if I were to nag to a high Level here. In Principle, it's enough. Even if I would have liked a big Arrow on the Storage Box at the Beginning. After 3 Hours my Backpack was full, the next Hour I tried to kind of hand it and then noticed the Storage Box in the Yard. I had the most Fun exploring and Collecting at the Beginning. Remove Gloom and collect everything there is to collect. But after you have almost everything, of course, the Search for the Needle in a Haystack. What always surprises me is that even though you know the Map well, you can still find new hidden Things. For This Alone, it is Fun to run 100x over the Map, collect And search for raw Materials. What's best besides the beautiful Graphics, though, is the Soundtrack. Even after a few Hours he does not go to the Biscuit. You even like to overlook a few Bugs. Finally, I would like to say once again that I am nagging here at a high Level. The Game is worth every Penny who likes to explore and collect or just like quiet Games. I wish I could erase the last Few hours from my Head and just start over again.
This game is a waste of time. The lack of any challenge makes it completely pointless. I don’t know how anyone can enjoy just walking around and picking up items. The game needs to teach you something but here you do nothing over and over again. I regret these two hours I’ve spent on this walking simulator.
«Waste of time»
Firstly I completed this game on PS4 and now I enjoy its PC version. It’s a great exploration adventure where you are not distracted by fighting things and just go and enjoy the world. The game is very relaxing and beautiful, I’ve already spent in it hours and don’t want to stop - I guess, it hides more things to find. Highly recommended for everybody tired of fights.