The Ranchers New Beginning, What We Know About This Exciting Game

Another quick look at The Ranchers within the Harvest Moon genre. Do we need another one like this? Or will it have features that others do not have?

On browsing YouTube I discovered a trailer for a game called The Ranchers. It looks like a cross between Stardew Valley and The Sims. It’s another title I am looking forward to after seeing the trailer:

The graphics are beautiful to look at and are highly detailed. The developer seems to want to make the game as different to Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon as possible. Which starts with the visual style. I’m very impressed with the look of the game and cannot wait to see how it plays.

The developer seems to want to make the game as different to Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon as possible.

The Ranchers Vs Stardew Valley

Another difference is that you can drive vehicles around the area to get from A to B. This I assume will make the area that you can explore a lot bigger than Stardew Valley. There also seems to be more than one vehicle, so hopefully, the different vehicles will have different uses and potentially lead to more varied environments.

Combat has also been shown via the trailer. It doesn’t look very advanced but with the more modern approach to everything else, maybe we will get guns? Or at least a bit more advanced combat that was prevalent in Stardew Valley. Fingers crossed.

The ranchers new beginning, character standing amongst his farm.
Graphics look beautiful.

From the synopsis on Steam, it looks like up to 4 players can coop on one game. It will be interesting to see if they can set up separate farms that can work together. And if a player is away if they can set their farm up to automatically work when their partners play. Probably a bit too much to ask for an Indie developer.

So what do you think? Are you looking forward to it? Or are you going to give it a miss? Let me know in the comments.

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Brendan Freeman
Brendan Freeman

A new dad, who loves his video games. he's been playing games since he was 2. He likes RPGs and racing games.

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