No Place Like Home Reviews
No Place Like Home has some nice touches that offer a satisfying gameplay loop, but there are some issues holding it back.
No Place Like Home offers a unique take of the farm simulation genre by placing you on a near desolate Earth. Unfortunately it is also void of memorable NPCs and contains little story to sink into. While the addition of a sci-fi element is welcome, the overall gameplay feels like it came from a farm sim made fifteen years ago. There is plenty to enjoy, especially if you want to stick to farming and cleaning up. But since No Place Like Home feels like it is missing modern mechanics that have become mainstays in the genre I'm not sure it's for everyone.
I can’t really know what the AAA version of No Place Like Home even looks like. I think I wish the controls felt a little tighter, and that it looked a little bit nicer. It’s great to get all the garbage off the grass, but I wish the grass was a bit more textured. Maybe it would have been nice to see it shine in the sunlight. But that’s not where No Place Like Home places its focus. The developers clearly put time into balance and rhythm. If you are a gamer who peacefully likes carving out a digital home for yourself, there is a peace to be found in No Place Like Home.
Clean up the earth and rebuild society in a more harmonious manner.
No Place Like Home had a lot of potential and a great idea behind restoring Earth and caring for the animals that inhabit it, it just forgot that home needs a family.
No Place Like Home is an RPG based upon restoring a post-apocalyptic world into a beautiful green land with animals prospering and crops growing all over. The game may have a satisfying take on cleaning mountains of trash and recycling it into decorative items and resources, it mostly feels like a Trash Cleaning Simulator. With the lack of proper story writing, dialogues, poor graphics and repetitive music, No Place Like Home never had me hooked into it.
For a farming simulation, there is a lot going on in this game. In spite of a few shortcomings, it’s one of my favorite games that I have ever played. I love just about every aspect of this game, and the additions after the full release have been great. There is also a plan for more content to come; a recent post on Steam says that fishing will be added to No Place Like Home soon!
No Place Like Home will draw you in with its adorable illustrations and novel premise; for fans of wholesome games, cleaning simulators, and base-building, the allure might actually work like a charm. For everyone else who’s had their eye on this post-apocalyptic farm sim, you may want to give it some time before it’s truly ready for release after a little more polish. I’m confident that, in a few months time, No Place Like Home will be cleaned up and in a much better state to receive players. Until then, keep this on your Wishlist and keep fighting the good fight against climate change to ensure Ellen’s present is as far removed from our future as possible.
No Place Like Home has its own charming take on the genre but when all is said and done, it doesn’t really do that much to make itself that different from the ever-growing farming sim rpgs.
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Well. I have spent a long time sucking up waste, constructing buildings, taming animals and collecting resources. I love it. The level design is great and the hands-on tutorial at the start gets you into the gameplay from the off. I found myself just feeling really calm with an almighty sense of achievement as I clear the rubbish to reveal a beautiful untainted natural countryside. Well done Chicken Launcher, No Place Like Home bags a Thumb Culture Platinum Award!
No Place Like Home epitomizes the relaxing nature of the farming game genre, but does it offer anything we haven't seen before? It just didn’t give me much reason to keep coming back after I’d reached a certain point.