Slime Rancher (Series) Review
Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.
Different types of slimes can be combined and grown by feeding them specific items, and sometimes "plorts" from other species. If a slime east more than two different "plorts", it becomes an aggressive malevolent black slime called the "Tarr", which cause havoc in the farm and must be washed away with precious water.
The appeal of the game is in the open-ended farming, not unlike Stardew Valley. Only here you are in a 3D open world and with a more focused remit of farming just slimes. That said, there are many different kinds that lead to a complex web of collecting, feeding and breeding. This is extended by the scarcity of a particular slime determining its market price, a small touch that adds a layer on realism to the otherwise unreal experience.
Slime Rancher 2, updates the game in 2022 and will be coming to Windows PC and Xbox Series X. It takes the action to the ocean. The Slime Sea is not only a new location for the second game but adds new slimes and ways to farm. Catch and propagate slimes inspired by real-world animals like butterflies, bunnies, and anglerfish.
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Release Date: 14/10/2016
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Open World, Simulation and Strategy
PEGI 3 with occasional, very mild violence in a comical or abstract context. When you jump into ponds, lakes or seas (deeper waters), you receive a message “you’ve been knocked out, a day’s rest should get you back up your feet”. A day passes, and you begin outside your house again. This loop also happens when your health points have been depleted. This only happens when you encounter ‘dangerous’ slimes. These slimes can bump to you, or curl up in a ball of spikes. If you don’t have the right tools for these encounters, the slimes can hurt you. As for the slimes themselves, you can’t really harm them. When you throw them in the water, they disappear. When you shoot them in the air, they just bounce when they hit the floor. You can, however, dissolve some slimes with water (or other substances). When this is done, they just disappear in a few drops, leaving behind some crystals or slime essence.
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.
Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 7+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.
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