Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
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Summary: Yonder's gorgeous world provides plenty of activities while avoiding combat. It's an approach that's not for everyone, but those that do like it can't recommend it enough.
Developer: Prideful Sloth
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles - PlayStation Experience 2016: Debut Trailer | PS4
In the end, Yonder isn't inventive, exactly, as the multitude of ideas and cross-media inspirations converge somehow into something infinitely familiar. Missions are cut down to absolute basics to fulfill an open world quota, but it's possible to forgive this when traipsing through this aesthetically pleasing land and helping these delighted folk. And as importantly, there's bravery in eliminating things like combat and leveling, allowing Yonder a rare, distinctive brevity.