Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

Publisher: Prideful Sloth
Developer: Prideful Sloth
Release Date (US): 2018-05-17
Site Ranking: #29
Type: Action (#2)
Tags / Compare to: Crafting, RPG elements, Open-World, No Combat
Game File Size: 1.3GB
Players: 1 Player
Game Length (Avg): 10 hours ($3 / hour)
Length & cost per hour are subjective to play style
eShop: eShop Page
Website: Official Website
Twitter / Hashtag: @YonderChronicle
Views: 1544 (1 today)
OpenCritic Score: 77.4 (Based on Switch Reviews)
Updated Thursday May 10, 2018 10:08:57 AM:
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Game Description

Yonder is set on the vast island of Gemea, a lush frontier with eight distinct environments ranging from tropical beaches to snow-capped summits. Each location has its own flora and fauna, along with changing seasons and a day-night cycle. Gemea, once a paradise, still maintains the appearance of one, yet an evil murk has enshrouded the land and its people in despair.

As the hero you will explore Gemea, uncovering the island's secrets and the mysteries within yourself as you embark on a journey of self-discovery. On a quest to become the island’s champion, you join forces with Sprites, creatures who are the only thing capable of dispersing the murk, to save Gemea and its people.

The towns of Gemea are filled with kind-hearted residents who have faced many difficulties since the murk arrived. By contributing to the island through farming, crafting, cooking, fishing and brewing, relationships can be built with the locals, who offer everything from resources to a new farm as rewards.

At the heart of Yonder, is a game that delivers a sense of discovery, wrapped in a familiar yet unique adventure.
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Review: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Nintendo Switch) via Digitally Downloaded

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.

Review: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Nintendo Switch) via Pure Nintendo

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles does not disappoint. It's a highly enjoyable and polished game, displaying a thoughtful approach to adventuring, an offering plenty to maintain interest.

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles via SA Gamer

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles provides you with a wonderfully pretty world to experience, and its simple narrative will encourage you to peacefully explore the island at your own pace. However, the multiple mechanics seemed unnecessary and the story was underutilised as a way to move the game forward. However, if you like Pokémon, Stardew Valley and Breath of the Wild and want a ‘lite’ version of all those combined - this sweet adventure may just be perfect for you.

Switch Review - 'Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles' via Worth Playing

All in all, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is an exploration-based, open-world collect-a-thon with crafting and quests that are both beautiful and fun when played in small bursts. Ultimately, it doesn't provide any substantial challenges and doesn't run too well on the Switch's hardware. Unless you're a die-hard fan of relaxing games that you can play for the sake of playing, Yonder may not be your cup of tea.

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Nintendo Switch Review – Picturesque Journey via COGconnected

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles does its best to present you with a steady stream of breathtaking vistas, serene escapes and idyllic moments that snap to a picture frame with flawless ease. The core game has all of its slight flaws that came with the other versions, but I found that taking time to frame and save some of what I saw gave me a deeper appreciation of Yonder's many high points.



Jeremy Rice
June 30, 2018 08:36:03 PM
Looks beautiful and oddly peaceful. I hadn’t heard of it until today.
June 11, 2018 11:30:44 AM
I have put a few hours into this game and have decided it is not for me.

Initially, the no combat thing didn't really bother me. But everything else is so shallow, that you really kind of long for any kind of combat period. Yonder, to me, feels like it offers the busywork of an MMO without an engaging story and/or combat. I liked the introduction to the game, but it kind of opens up thereafter and doesn't put a huge emphasis on the story after that.

Freedom is great in open world games, especially when you can be whoever you want to be. But at the same time, the content still needs to be engaging enough to keep you invested. There is farm management and such here, but nothing we really haven't seen before. Without combat, quests boil down to fetch quests of no story substance, as well as escort missions that, in a supposed peaceful continent, doesn't really make sense.

Yonder has a truly beautiful art style, however I did not find myself enjoying it as much as I thought I would on the Switch. Docked, there are definite slowdowns in more populated areas, and the clutter distance particularly in grassy areas is pretty shallow. In handheld mode, there is a pretty dramatic blur that comes into play in favor of smoother performance.

I also was not a huge fan of the fisheye-like field of view. While I appreciate being able to see a wide range of terrain at once, there was just something about it that felt a bit "off". Ultimately, the whole experience just seemed a little too shallow for my tastes. I enjoy an open world just as much as anyone, but I need a reason to be excited about exploring it in order to keep it in focus.
March 14, 2018 07:41:51 AM
Despite hearing that there's no combat and the systems are a bit shallow, I'm super excited to give this a shot. I think this is something that the wife will enjoy as well!
February 23, 2018 11:28:43 PM
I sunk a bunch of hours into this on the PS4, I'll gladly double dip to play this whenever and wherever on the Switch.
Phillip Pinyan
February 22, 2018 01:23:13 PM
@rlcooper: It doesn't look there is combat, no. I've read it's like Harvest Moon in that way. That's not necessarily a deal-breaker for me. How about you?
February 21, 2018 01:36:17 PM
This game looks interesting, but no combat at all?
February 20, 2018 12:09:21 PM
I remember when Breath of the Wild came out some Nintendo haters said "who cares, we have Yonder !! Is much better with a better graphic !11!1!".

Almost one year later, Breath of the Wild is the GOTY, an universal acclaimed maasterpiece..... and now we have Yonder too.
Ergo : The Switch have all the best games now ?
February 20, 2018 01:16:17 AM
This looks like the type of game I like, also it would have a physical release as I've seen. Now I'm hesitant between picking this or My time at Portia, whenever they come out.
February 19, 2018 07:31:06 PM
Remember being interested in this when I first heard of it, looks very interesting. Looking forward to its release.
February 19, 2018 04:25:02 PM
Has anyone played this on PC? Any impressions?
Phillip Pinyan
February 19, 2018 03:32:02 PM
I'm not going to lie, halfway through the trailer for this game, I knew I would pick it up. I love the look, concept, everything. Can't wait to see more.

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