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  • Summary: Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a farming adventure where you will have to take care of your tiny planet. Farm, craft, fight and explore the universe of Deiland. Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a relaxing farming adventure where you will have to take care of your tiny planet. Farm, craftDeiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a farming adventure where you will have to take care of your tiny planet. Farm, craft, fight and explore the universe of Deiland. Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a relaxing farming adventure where you will have to take care of your tiny planet. Farm, craft and fight monsters to make your home a special place and help others with their quest. Discover the story of Arco in this single-player experience, a tale about growing up, helping others and revealing the secrets that lie on the heart of your planet. We’ve crafted a relaxing game, with a strong narrative and a cast of diverse characters for you to meet.

    - Customize your planet with trees, plants, crops, flowers or structures, and take care of your farm animals.
    - Discover how the whole planet changes through Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each crop will only be available in the right seasons.
    - Over 12 characters to meet and befriend.
    - Day and night cycle that have an effect on the world with natural elements like meteor showers, storms, shooting stars, aurora borealis or hurricane winds.
    - More than 100 quests to uncover the secrets that the heart of your planet holds.
    - Play and relax. Smooth and cute graphics as well as relaxing soundtrack to ease up the bustling everyday routine.
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 15, 2021
    75
    Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a charming experience, at least at the beginning. It is relaxing and immersive for a while, until you hit some structural flaws in its gathering and progression system, but overall it remains an enjoyable game.
  2. Apr 27, 2021
    65
    Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition has a lovely, relaxing vibe, and some pleasant, very recognizable farming mechanics. But some quest problems lead to frustration – and worse, hours of bewildered wandering. When progression grinds to a halt and there is nothing to do but grow endless crops, Deiland starts to feel less pleasant, and more like a purgatory.
  3. Apr 28, 2021
    60
    With its unique premise and enjoyable art style, Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition could have the potential to be your next fave farm sim. Unfortunately, its clunky structure transforms part of the experience into an aimless chore.
  4. Apr 15, 2021
    60
    At the end of the day, if you’re a genre fan, Deiland will provide you with enough bang for your buck that you won’t feel your time was wasted. But it’s kind of a lightweight thing, and between the short duration and the lack of long-term hooks it’s more a case of genre fans wanting more than it is of a new game to really sink your teeth into. That doesn’t make it bad or disappointing, just perhaps a bit more slight than you’d hope.
  5. May 6, 2021
    60
    Deiland: Pocket Planet seemed promising with all that it offered but ultimately fell flat, especially compared to all the other simulation games currently available.
  6. Jul 29, 2021
    60
    Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a light-hearted, family-friendly farming simulator that can be played in small doses. Unfortunately, some balancing issues that can lead to sessions of feeling tedious and frustrating make it hard to enthusiastically recommend.
  7. Apr 19, 2021
    50
    I wish I could say I had fun with Deiland Pocket Planet or found some sort of redeeming quality outside of the aesthetics, but the truth is, I spent too much time tripping over rocks and breaking them out of frustration afterwards to really remember much else about it. I kept missing visitors, I fumbled with farming, and unlocking the fishing rod was an exercise in odd patience. There was a lot of weird friction in the UI and nothing was truly intuitive. I am still wild about the concept and found the chill vibe inviting, but diving back into the game just for a supposedly relaxing mood never had the outcome I was hoping for.

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  1. Apr 17, 2021
    7
    At face value this is a beautiful farming game with a bit of an alien/space flavour. The music is lovely, the characters are too. The pocketAt face value this is a beautiful farming game with a bit of an alien/space flavour. The music is lovely, the characters are too. The pocket planet idea is innovative and quite fun with a challenging perspective that takes a little to get used to, but for me, a refreshing approach. As farming, building and collecting go within the game, it's probably a little repetitive and lacking dynamic challenge. If you look at this game as a meditative experience, then it might make a little more sense, but if you're looking for fun building and growing and changing, then this game can be a little tedious. There are NPCs that visit to give you jobs to do, and periodically meteorites hit the planet (this can be good) or alien monsters that you will need to hunt down and kill. On this front, the fighting mechanics are very average. And I soon realised, this is not about getting a thrill from defeating an enemy, or the fun of innovative fighting and weapon use. No, it is merely another way for you to collect items you'll need within the game. This seems like a bit of a lost opportunity for varying the tone for the game. That challenges need not just be plugging away at the ‘A’ key collecting something, but that it can be something that requires skill or thought to defeat. There is an overall feel of simplicity that is reminiscent of it’s mobile OS roots. But that aside, it is still a nice game to play that many will enjoy because of it’s chilled, relaxed approach. Expand