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5 Things We Need Added to Slime Rancher 2

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Slime Rancher 2 has a lot going for it, and this can easily be seen by its amazing player count on platforms like Steam. The game took everything the first did and did it better, even in its early access state. The gameplay is smooth, and your experience is going to be glitch-free. With that being said, though, there are plenty of plans to add on to the game before it's full release. In fact, many players already have a wishlist for what they want to be added to the game. While some of these features are confirmed, others are up in the air for now.


5. The Classic Slimes

While the game has a lot of slimes making their way around Rainbow Island, there are some fan favorites still missing. In fact, you likely noticed that some of the last games end-game slimes are nowhere to be found. This includes popular picks like the Glitch Slime and Radioactive Slime. These slimes added another layer of challenge to ranching as they both were rather irritating to deal with. Glitch Slimes could phase out of their pens while being near a Radioactive Slime would damage your health.

As of right now, the world of Slime Rancher 2 looks like it will be growing a lot. This means that more slimes can be introduced into an environment where they can thrive. Whether this means new slimes are coming, or the studio is just going to keep adding new friends for us to meet is not yet clear. One thing is for certain, though, you shouldn't expect an easy time ranching the rest of Rainbow Islands residents if the first game is anything to go off of.

4. More Islands

Another addition to the game that has already been confirmed is new areas. The first Slime Rancher had tons of different biomes to explore, and you begin to get that with the three starter areas. Still, environments like the Glass Desert are missing, and we know just how unique the game world can be. By adding in more islands, an infinite number of possibilities is opened up by the developer. They could make anything from a jungle to an industrialized slime zone.

Keeping the rest of the areas of Rainbow Island open also leaves a lot of room for creativity. We already know that space travel is possible, so finding alien slimes wouldn't be that strange. There is also room for special variations of prehistoric slimes, as seen with the Saber Slime in the first game. It would be even better if these slimy ancestors could actually be caught in Slime Rancher 2.

3. The Party Gordo

The legend of the Party Gordo has been going on for years. This is because the legendary slime was a special find in the first game. In Slime Rancher 2, the beats of Party Gordo are sorely missed already. The rare slime would spawn in a preset area every weekend, and players would need to find him. When they go close to his location, they would hear party music playing. The closer you get to Party Gordo, the louder the tunes will become.

Like most Gordo Slimes out there, Party Gordo is waiting for you to feed him. This time though, popping this Gordo will lead to rare rewards that you can't get anywhere else. Party Gordo can greatly be expanded in Slime Rancher 2. We could even finally get the Party Hat Small Slimes to keep on our ranch. Even if Party Gordo doesn't return the idea of weekly or special events is always nice. With the success of the game, it could even become a community effort.


2. More Decorations

Slime Rancher 2 gives you a massive area to get started in. With all this space, though, you may feel like things are looking a bit bland. To fix this, you will need to find and use decorations. Luckily, there are already some in the game. You just need to hunt down the Treasure Pods and unlock them to get them in your lab. Once this is done, simply collected the needed supplies, pop your decorations out and spruce up your ranch however you like.

Of course, decorations right now are a bit limited. This is another thing that will be expanding as time goes on, as the ranch is a main feature of the game. Players love to automate and dress up their personal ranch, however possible. The first game also already had several different types of decorations that are missing from Slime Rancher 2. With any luck, the ranch decoration part of the game will be expanded greatly to help pull in players that enjoy other design games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons.


1. Side Tasks

One thing that is missing from Slime Rancher 2 is side-quests and mini-games. In the first game, you could visit other ranchers, and while they do contact you, they haven't set up base on Rainbow Island. You also aren't being given special collection missions and are left to your own devices. While this is fine for now, these help to give players more of a focus in the game. It's also a bit sad not to have competitors being sassy towards you while you are trying to make an incredibly successful farm.

While Slime Rancher 2 doesn't have to follow the path of the first game, additional tasks are fun. Players loved the side-story detailing Beatrix's lover in the last game, and the lore scouts are a step in the right direction. So much can be explored about the main character and her lover, and players would love it. Of course, having some other slime ranchers make their way over to Rainbow Island would also be a huge plus. Who doesn't want a bit of healthy competition when trying to sell their plorts on the marketplace?

So, what do you think of these Slime Rancher 2 additions? Do you agree with our top five picks? Are there any games we should know about? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.   

Jessica is a resident otaku and Genshin-obsessed writer. Jess is an industry veteran who takes pride in working with JRPG and indie developers. Along with gaming, you can find them collecting anime figures and having too much faith in Isekai anime.