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  • Summary: Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 10, 2017
    100
    I absolutely loved Slime Rancher, from the colourful start to the bittersweet ending that literally had me sobbing—something that is quite hard for video games to achieve.
  2. Aug 10, 2017
    85
    While it moves at a frantic pace at times, it is quite relaxing and cathartic. And although sometimes repetitive, apart from those inevitable moments where the task at hand begins to wear its welcome between major expansions or discoveries, Slime Rancher is an utter, charming delight to play.
  3. Oct 27, 2017
    85
    Slime Rancher oozes personality and style, being a clear labour of love. It comes highly recommended and is sure to please young and old alike.
  4. Aug 31, 2017
    78
    Relaxing and relaxed, Slime Rancher is a funny "adventurous manager" with rather atypical traits.
  5. Aug 11, 2017
    77
    Slime Rancher successfully taps into the addictive nature of farming simulators, while managing to make the gameplay loop more engaging and instantly rewarding. Seasoned vets of the genre may find some aspects to be lacking, but if you’ve never really found the appeal in maintaining your own virtual farm – this may be the game to change your mind.
  6. Aug 26, 2018
    75
    Slime Rancher is its own enemy: everything good it offers has a counterpart of equal magnitude. However, in the end, the experience is enjoyable and, despite its notorious flaws, turns out to be a pretty fun mix of FPS, adventure and farming simulator.
  7. Aug 7, 2017
    65
    A slight and repetitive but cute farming game, Slime Rancher doesn't quite reach the heights of its sub-genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Jul 17, 2019
    10
    I wanna make sweet sweet love to this game im gonna buy the soundtrack on vinyl
  2. Nov 15, 2020
    10
    Slime Rancher is one of my all time favorite games. It combines a good sense of adventure, wonder, and exploration. A very well made farmingSlime Rancher is one of my all time favorite games. It combines a good sense of adventure, wonder, and exploration. A very well made farming simulator. A simple and sweet story. Tons of interesting things to do. All with a very cute and visually pleasing art style. There are multiple different game play loops that are all interesting or fun on their own right.
    Exploration is very fun, Each area has its own hub of sorts, and some places more hidden and out of the way. The problem with them is that most hidden areas usually don't have anything if you get to them, but honestly exploring and finding these places is fun enough that I don't need an award. If anything, to me personally, I prefer that there isn't anything in hard to get to places, because it feels less like I discovered something I was supposed to find, and more like I stumbled upon this little place outside the game, its rewarding in it's own right. Anyway, the farther out you go, the more difficult the slimes are to manage, in the first area, the most difficult slime is Rock, because it damages you a bit. By the last area, slimes can cause tornadoes and fiery explosions. Having to adapt to the chaos of the slimes is fun.
    The story is really nice as well. It's told mostly in messages strewn about the world, and letters you receive, so you don't need to know the story if you don't want to, but I'd recommend looking into it. It's nothing complicated, just a simple love story with the message of settling down, but I like that it isn't complicated. It's simple and sweet, just like the rest of the game, so it fits very well. The game has a perfect mix of not telling you what to do, without actually leaving you in the dark too much (unless you're like that one reviewer, Mandulum, who didn't know how to unlock the doors to the other areas).
    The visuals are great, the colors are nice, and all of the slimes are adorable(, my personal favorite is the Crystal Slime). Farming is good, you make money off of feeding your slimes, and the more difficult the slime, the more profitable it is to do so. So you can buy upgrades to your farm to make it easier to deal with slimes as the slimes get more chaotic. It's balanced fairly well so its never too easy nor too hard to keep your farm in check. A problem you could think of when looking at the world map is that it's too small, but realistically you can't leave your farm for more than 2 days at a time, because slimes get more chaotic the more hungry they are, so you won't be able to explore everything for a while. This serves to keep you more interested in the world, as forward progress is generally small. You could play the game without farming at all, but there are various upgrades you can give yourself with money that you'd then miss. Such as more inventory, faster movement, more health, more energy, and a jetpack! The farming never feels like its keeping you from exploring either, its a perfect source of downtime. It's not difficult, but it's engaging. The various possible upgrades to the farm kept me interested, and wanting to make everything as efficient as possible. Something about it is addicting in the best possible way. There are a few other sectors to your own farm you can unlock as well, the most game changing being the Slime Science area.
    This mechanic makes the game far more interesting, now you can craft teleporters between the outside areas, item transporters, many decorative objects, and many other random things to play around with. It makes the possible efficiency of your farm to the next level. On that matter, the game is crafted perfectly so it's impossible to fully automate your farm, no matter what you do, and I like that. It is a farming simulator on some level, so its good that no matter what you do, you still need to do something to keep it running. The slime science area also allows you to unlock "Treasure Pods". These are strewn about the world, and cannot be unlocked unless you open the Slime Science area. But the Slime Science area is so expensive that you'll probably only unlock it after you've already explored all the areas, meaning it's the perfect incentive to go back out and explore even more. Especially because most recipes to craft Slime Science things are in these. The game also has 3 free pieces of DLC, each of which is like an advanced mini game. I'll be honest, only 2 of these are interesting, the other one's kind of annoying, but that's just my opinion.
    I know that this is way too long (hell I just had to delete what I was planning to be my second to last segment just to fit into the character limit), but I cannot emphasize enough how good this game is. It's my second most played game on Steam at over 500 hours. It's only $20 on Steam, it's totally worth it. 11/10.
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  3. Sep 20, 2017
    10
    For sure, this game grabbed me completely. At first, I thought it would be weird... a farm game of slimes where you collect their poop? IFor sure, this game grabbed me completely. At first, I thought it would be weird... a farm game of slimes where you collect their poop? I never thought it would be so funny and relaxing... but it is! I can't give another rate but 10. Call me weirdo, but I've played more than 90 hours at Steam, i don't know why, but I really liked it, maybe it's because it's the perfect game for who wants to play and listen a podcast while, or maybe because I keep waiting for each update to see what's the newest slime added, or maybe because this game is the best game indie I've played in mounths.

    > Simple gameplay
    >Clean audio
    >Beautiful and charming graphics
    >Periodic Updates
    >Offline (you can play during a trip, for example)

    >Can be repetitive after some time playing

    Final score: 9.7
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  4. Feb 20, 2019
    9
    It is a great game, and has a good amount of story to it. The only problem with it is that once you beat the game, you don't have much replayIt is a great game, and has a good amount of story to it. The only problem with it is that once you beat the game, you don't have much replay ability.. Sure, you can do Rush mode, but that just isn't enough to be a perfect game. If it had more stuff to do after you beat the game, then this would be an instant 10. Expand
  5. Oct 30, 2020
    8
    i personally had so much fun with this. slimes are cute, taking care of them is fun, exploring is fun, and graphics are so nice.
  6. Aug 22, 2020
    7
    Cute and fun, has lots of content, but the pacing can be a bit slow at times.
  7. Aug 18, 2019
    0
    L'indé de la semaine est une gogolerie en 16 couleurs et une sorte de Pokékon avec des bestioles roses mongoliennes qu'il faut attraper etL'indé de la semaine est une gogolerie en 16 couleurs et une sorte de Pokékon avec des bestioles roses mongoliennes qu'il faut attraper et nourrir avec ce qu'on ramasse... un élevage de créatures qu'on devrait plutôt foutre dans le broyeur si vous voulez mon avis. Mais attention, n'allez pas amalgamer quoi que ce soit, car cela nous rappelle les heures les plus sombres de nos histoires !

    En vue subjective dans cette impéritie répétitive et très con, on se fait en tout cas vite chier dans ce truc qui devrait être réservé aux con-soles de Nintendaube. Je ne recommanderai même pas cependant ce sous-produit à nos chères têtes blondes, y compris en bas âge ou éventuellement autistes, car cette chose pourrait aggraver la situation : la mongolite céphalique peut en effet handicaper le développement des chiards pas développés.
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