Publisher- Monomi Park
Release Date- January 2016
Platforms– PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Classic Mac OS, Macintosh operating systems
The game is played in an open world and from a first-person point of view. The player controls a character named Beatrix LeBeau, a rancher who moves to a planet far from Earth called the Far Range to carry on with the life of a “sludge rancher”, which consists of constructing her ranch and exploring the world of the Far Range in request to gather, raise, feed, and breed oozes. Sludges are gelatinous living organisms of various sizes and characteristics.
The game’s main economical aspect spins around feeding oozes the appropriate food things with the goal that they produce “plorts”, which can then be sold in exchange for Newbucks, which are utilized to purchase upgrades to the rancher’s hardware or farm buildings. The player moves the character around a variety of situations, and can gather sludges, food things and plorts by sucking them up with their vacuum apparatus (called a “Vacpack”, a portmanteau of vacuum and backpack). They can just store a set number of things and thing types at a period and must return to their ranch to unload their gathered things before being able to gather more. The player must purchase and upgrade various walled in areas to house their gathered oozes and farms for storing their food. Upgrades can also be esthetic upgrades to the character’s home, vacuum, and ranch itself.
A slight and repetitive but cute farming game, Slime Rancher doesn’t quite reach the heights of its sub-genre.
A charming world that’s worth getting lost in, Slime Rancher places you in a brightly coloured sandbox and gives you the freedom to make your own way. There are many plates to spin and no real motivation to progress beyond your own curiosity, but this is a journey well worth exploring.
A cute and fun little game, but can get a little tedious at times. I still recommend it though!
Slime Rancher System Requirements (Minimum)
- CPU: Info
- CPU SPEED: 2.2GHz Dual Core
- RAM: 4 GB
- OS: Windows XP(SP3)+
- VIDEO CARD: Graphics card with 512MB VRAM
- FREE DISK SPACE: 1 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 512 MB
Source- Wikipedia, YouTube