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Stardew Valley review
by markbass69

I completed the community center and kinda dropped off this so I guess I'm as "finished" as I'll ever be. I actually much preferred this on mobile than PC - it is literally designed for playing in short sessions. Only thing I miss is mods.

The marriage mechanic is kind of a cry for help and the dungeon crawling in the mine is tedious garbage, but everything else around it has some really great gameplay loops and player expression, especially when I was able to pick the quarry as where my farm was built to limit how much of that dungeon crawling I had to do (still too much).

I think some of the themes - escape your monotonous routine in the city - feels not only generally cynical but also ironic considering how much of the core gameplay loop becomes about routine.

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This time the cows shit themselves and i had to pick it up 10/10 best boring game
Ruined every other farming sim because it’s just too expertly crafted. A game made with love, xoxo
If you like farming and pixel art, this game has those things.
It can be surprising how enjoyable something as simple as (virtual) farming can be. I purchased the game once they released coop and had a ton of fun with it. There's a lot here to enjoy and a good amount of different things to do. Plus it's super simple so even your non-gaming spouses/siblings will enjoy it. The festivals, unfortunately, are lacking and quickly become a waste of daylight. Thankfully they are skippable.

Date Retired: 2021-03-14
Playtime: (~ 70h vanilla, ~ 70h Expanded)
Enjoyment: 10/10
Recommendation: It's a great game, all the better with coach coop.
10/10 - A MASTERPIECE of the farming simulators with RPG elements.
«Can’t stop playing»
«Liked before it became a hit»
It's winter, I timed everything wrong and all my crops are dead. Everyone in town hates me except for my wife. I get dragged out of a cave in a desert half-dead.
Life is Bliss.
«Can’t stop playing»
«Sit back and relax»
it's easy to lose a weekend to this game, and have fun doing it - alone or with a friend! beautiful music, lots of engaging activities, neat characters, cute art, multiple systems that give you payoff for improving...there's a ton to enjoy. the game is still being updated, and the developer simply poured their heart into every aspect of this game.
You have to play it, can't describe in words how engaging this is
«Can’t stop playing»
Addicting, relaxing, rewarding, fantastic
«Blew my mind»
«Just one more turn»