Have you ever wanted to create a cutesy garden which is run by little blue men who help you harvest your plants and take care of your animals, all whilst adorable rabbits, fox’s, wolves and bird try to run away with said resources?
If that’s the case then I have great news for you, because Plantera meets your strangely specific requirements!
General Info and Gameplay
At its heart, Plantera is a 2D clicker game. You start off with some cheap plants and a blue man helps pick the first few fruits and vegetables. The only danger comes in the form of animals which you’ll have to shoo away manually, at least until you level up a bit and collect enough money to afford cute little dogs to help scare away the nasty critters.
As you level up you get access to more lucrative resources; better plants and animals give you more money per tick, and the price of new plants and animals increases with each purchase you make. Thankfully, none of your resources become useless owing to the inflation, as leveling up also increases the money earned from particular items. The little blue men also collect money while you’re not playing, so you’re not penalized for (heaven forbid) taking a break or sleeping.
Gameplay-wise, Plantera is pretty engaging for a clicker, as often the cute blue men can’t keep up with all the fruits and vegetables being produced, so they pile up and need manually collecting. As the player, you’ll also need to help your guard dogs scare away rabbits, foxes, wolves and birds. Occasionally the Loot Hero will also appear and run across the length of the garden – clicking them nabs you extra money, and the Hero will even bash any critters that happen to be on the screen.
In terms of longevity, the level cap (or, at least, the point where you unlock everything there is) is only 20, which isn’t difficult to reach. Going for all the achievements will require a bit more time, as getting level 100 will take a while. Don’t be put off though; Plantera never feels like a grind! In terms of pure entertainment, I got to level 20 in under 3 hours and am thoroughly enjoying it as something relaxing to play in my pockets of spare time.
How Does Plantera Run?
I have had no running problems with Plantera and due to the nature of the game it should have no issues running on lower end systems.
This is a simple, enjoyable game with a well thought out progression system and not too much of a grind. It’s even if you do keep playing it past the stage of unlocking everything. It has an adorable art style and the music is wonderful. If you enjoy clicker games even slightly then you’ll probably enjoy Plantera.