Stardew Valley review

Stardew Valley

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Stardew Valley is a pixelated, country-life RPG originally released on PC in 2016. The player takes on the role of a farmer who has inherited their grandparent's farm in the titular Stardew Valley. With the help of some friendly townsfolk, it's up to you to make the farm a success!

In Stardew Valley, players take control of a character who, to get away from the hustle and bustle of an office job, takes over their late grandfather's dilapidated farm in a rural town called Stardew Valley. The game's open-ended gameplay is often praised by critics.

Gameplay 

Stardew Valley's gameplay is simple but addictive. You'll spend your days tilling the soil, planting crops, caring for animals, and exploring the surrounding area for materials to craft into useful items. There's a little something for everyone, whether you're the type to focus on making money or prefer to take a more leisurely approach. 

The game really shines when it comes to giving you a sense of ownership over your farm; it's easy to get invested in making it the best it can be. Players can choose to do whatever they like daily, such as taking care of crops, fishing, exploring mines, or interacting with the townspeople. The players' ultimate goal is to restore the farm to its former glory by earning enough money to purchase upgrades for their farmhouse. 

There are also many opportunities for players to form relationships with the townsfolk. Players can give gifts to villagers to increase their friendship level with them. Once the friendship level is high enough, the villagers may give the players gifts, confide in them about their problems, or invite them to special events. Players can also get married and have children. 

Graphics 

Stardew Valley's graphics are colorful and cute, with a 16-bit retro aesthetic. The pixel art style is charming, and the attention to detail is impressive. The colors are bright and vibrant, and the characters and environments are well-detailed.  Even though the graphics are not cutting-edge, they are still pleasing to look at.

Controls 

The controls in Stardew Valley are simple and intuitive. The game can be played with a mouse and keyboard or a gamepad, and both work well. Players use the mouse to control their character and the keyboard to access menus and perform actions.  I would recommend using a gamepad if you have one, as it makes some of the farming tasks easier.

Replayability 

Stardew Valley is a game you can easily sink dozens of hours into. Players can choose to focus on different aspects of the game each time they play, and they can also create new characters with different backstories and personality traits. The game's open-ended nature allows the player to pursue different goals, and the game's many side-quests provide a lot of content for the player to enjoy.

There's a lot to do and see, and the game provides a good amount of replay value. If you get tired of your farm, you can always start a new one with different goals in mind. Or, you can try out the game's multiplayer mode and work on your farm with friends.

Conclusion 

Stardew Valley is a charming and addicting game for anyone who enjoys farming simulators, RPGs, or sandbox games. It's easy to get sucked into the game's laid-back gameplay, and there's a lot of content to keep you busy for a long time. If you're looking for a relaxing and rewarding game to play, Stardew Valley is definitely worth checking out.

Pros

like
  • No microtransactions
  • The game is very relaxing
  • The game is very moddable
  • The graphics are very cute and colorful
  • There is a lot of freedom in how you want to play

Cons

lose
  • The game can be a bit repetitive after a while

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  • Rating:

    4.7

  • Size:

    128M

  • Version:

    1.4.5.145

  • Autor:

    Chucklefish Limited

  • Content rating:

    Everyone 10+Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood,...

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