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  • Summary: Yonder shipwrecks players on the vast island of Gemea, a land enshrouded in an evil murk. By exploring the land, joining forces with the locals and contributing to their community through optional talents like farming, crafting, cooking, fishing and brewing, adventurers can help the islandYonder shipwrecks players on the vast island of Gemea, a land enshrouded in an evil murk. By exploring the land, joining forces with the locals and contributing to their community through optional talents like farming, crafting, cooking, fishing and brewing, adventurers can help the island flourish. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jul 30, 2018
    91
    Where Zelda is all about combat and the story, Yonder is a much more relaxing experience. It wants you to simply settle into the rhythms of living on the island of Gemea — and it’s a testament to how good it is that, given half a chance, it’ll have no problem sucking you in.
  2. 90
    This is a game which taught me to love the feeling of being lost, and I’m sure it’s one I will return to for a long time.
  3. Jul 5, 2018
    80
    From the very beginning, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles impresses with its amazing visuals and soundtrack. It takes form as a relaxing open-world adventure, that features many elements of crafting and farming. While the later doesn’t perfectly fits with its openness nature, it is still an enjoyable experience nevertheless.
  4. May 18, 2018
    72
    ​Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles has a charming world to show in its different biomes. It's a wonderful way to practice some escapism but ultimately feels like something is missing to be a compelling videogame.
  5. May 16, 2018
    70
    Yonder doesn’t have quite the same lasting power that other crafting-focused games may have, but makes its experience notable with great presentation. It’s a game that welcomes players into its laid-back and relaxing atmosphere. For those just wanting to spend some time chilling out and exploring in a great-looking world, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is certainly one to recommend.
  6. May 17, 2018
    65
    I enjoyed Yonder more than I otherwise might have because I played it at just the right moment — it served as a palate cleanser after one of the year’s bloodier games. That said, I still found Yonder to be a peaceful delight despite its shortcomings.
  7. May 16, 2018
    60
    While it has shallow gameplay systems and minimal story, Yonder is a pleasant place to unwind and pass the time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 17, 2018
    10
    I honestly have no idea how I'll ever be able to stop playing this gem of a game, especially since I just found out about it a week beforeI honestly have no idea how I'll ever be able to stop playing this gem of a game, especially since I just found out about it a week before it's release date in the Nintendo eShop for the Switch. Naturally, I watched a few beginning gameplays an was instantly sold. Beautiful graphics, soothing audio, and no rush or combat. If you like for your games to relax you, this is the perfect game! Expand
  2. Jul 7, 2018
    8
    Really cute game that reminds me of Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing. Really nice if you want a relaxed atmosphere with no combat. A lot ofReally cute game that reminds me of Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing. Really nice if you want a relaxed atmosphere with no combat. A lot of exploring and things to discover! Expand
  3. Aug 11, 2018
    8
    I had an idea what I was getting into playing this game. It is what I expected. It is a mixture of Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon. PeopleI had an idea what I was getting into playing this game. It is what I expected. It is a mixture of Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon. People complain that it lacks content or combat. That is not the point of the game. It's all about exploration and farming. I enjoy this game. Overall, this is a great game with gorgeous visuals! Expand