Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition Reviews

Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is ranked in the 17th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2021

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.

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6 / 10
May 13, 2021

Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a good-enough-for-now game to tide over Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon fans, but its insistence on drip-feeding you content on its own schedule misses the "self-sufficiency" angle that its predecessors nailed.

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3.1 / 5.0
May 2, 2021

Compared to animal crossing and other farming sims it is relatively basic. There isn't that much to do and I found myself spending a lot of time waiting… I love the graphics and soundtrack and I really did enjoy playing Deiland. But felt it was more appropriate as a pick up and put down type of game rather than one that involves longer gaming sessions.

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Pure Nintendo
Kira C
Top Critic
5.5 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2021

Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a game with a promising concept, yet it didn't really do anything for me. I really wish I liked this game more since it is much like others of its genre that I enjoy.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2021

The imaginative adventure title is making its way to Switch as a complete package. Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition combines currently released DLC with some gameplay adjustments to give players the best possible experience while crafting a life on a tiny planet.

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5.5 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2021

Deiland: Pocket Planet edition looks to the cosmos but gets pulled in by the inexorable pull of planets - leaving you to crash land after just a few hours. While the rebuild can be fun, the waiting often isn't worth it

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Cubed3
Top Critic
6 / 10
Jul 5, 2022

There is a simplicity to Deiland: Pocket Planet that may be too basic both in terms of how actions are done, and how little there is to explore on the tiny planet for some, but it is perfect as a before bed or generally relaxing game for others with easy to pick up game mechanics and clear objectives for each quest.

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May 12, 2021

I had fun with this little planet simulator but its small scope means it doesn't deliver the same feeling of adventure as Summer in Mara.

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Recommended
Apr 14, 2021

A Farming-Adventure/RPG indie gem finally reaches its potential with an excellent and charming Switch port that doesn’t overstay its welcome.

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2.5 / 5.0
Apr 18, 2021

Googling the mobile version of Deiland yields incredibly positive results, so I am not sure what happened while translating Deiland Pocket Planet for the Switch. I hate giving negative reviews, especially when a game as cute as this seems so welcoming, but if the UI isn’t working, I’m not sure what else to do. If given more time with the title, I am not sure I’d come away feeling any different; in fact, the more time I spend with it, the more frustrated I get. If you’re remotely interested in this one, be sure to watch a few YouTube videos explaining gameplay before calling this little world your new home, otherwise I’d sit this one out.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2021

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.

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6 / 10
Apr 19, 2021

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.

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May 17, 2021

We all love a relaxing game from time to time, don’t we? A game that requires no thinking, just easy, mindless gameplay. Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a great relaxation game and I’m here to tell you why.

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63 / 100
May 2, 2021

Deiland Pocket Planet Edition is a sweet and relaxing game. It doesn't motivate too long though as there's really not that much to do on the pocket planet.

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3 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2021

Deiland is a mobile remake with all the potential to flourish. Regrettably, it struggles to find its footing on consoles, retaining the quirks from being on the phone. The characters are largely robotic and bland, following stereotypes with no attempt to innovate. The game plays it safe but does so in exchange for substance. Still, I must commend Arco because I quite liked his character. His child innocence was evident and his speech patterns were distinct to his age. Chibig clearly has very talented developers on the team. The writers know how to create lore and build curiosity amongst gamers. There’s charm hidden beneath all the RNG but it’s also overshadowed. This game won’t fill any void a fan might have for the slice-of-life genre. Like I mentioned, I do believe the streamlined mechanics make it an ideal introduction to newcomers

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2021

Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a good game if you're searching for a chilled game to relax to. However, if you're looking for a deep farming sim, you may want to look elsewhere.

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Noisy Pixel
Nathan Meji
6 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2021

Deiland Pocket Planet Edition is a shallow farming sim that provides you with very base-level quests that don’t really amount to anything memorable. The monotony of completing the quests and watching over crops never becomes more complex or challenging, weighing on the adventure’s lasting factor. There’s little here to experience after a few hours of gameplay, but it’s still a charming indie offering that doesn’t grow into the rose that I had hoped for.

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Liked-a-lot
Apr 15, 2021

After quite a few hours of fun gameplay with Deiland, I think Chibig studios did a good job in building on the adventure sandbox genre. Complete with a little free roam, small aspects of roleplaying and simulation, if you liked Summer in Mara you’ll enjoy Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition. Some people will enjoy it for its sense of accomplishment. Many others will not like it due to the fact you need to wait some time for plants and trees to grow. Impatient gamers will probably not enjoy it. However, if you’re looking for a game with lots of farming, crafting, and many many quests to complete then Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is your game. The story is interesting, it’s not the sort of game you will rush through. This is an adventure to take your time with, enjoy the chilled life that your own planet provides, and stop and smell the roses along the way.

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