Stardew Valley Review

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  • Release date: 26 Feb 2016
  • Genre: Indie,  RPG,  Simulation,  Sandbox
  • Developer: ConcernedApe
  • Publisher: ConcernedApe
  • Languages: English
  • Features: Single-player, Multi-player, Co-op, Online Co-op, LAN Co-op, Shared/Split Screen Co-op, Shared/Split Screen, Steam Achievements, Full controller support, Steam Trading Cards, Steam Cloud, Remote Play on Phone, Remote Play on Tablet, Remote Play Together

Stardew Valley is an indie game developed by ConcernedApe and Chucklefish Games. Stardew Valley is an open world game, but it isn't in real-time. Stardew Valley is a farming simulation game, developed by ConcernedApe, that was published by Chucklefish in 2016. The game is very similar to games like Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, with the player being able to plant crops, grow trees, raise livestock, and interact with the townspeople. The game is set in a small town called Stardew Valley, where the player has inherited their grandfather's old farm. The player can make friends with the townsfolk, woo one of the single villagers and marry them, or play in the mines for more resources.

Gameplay

The game is set in the fictional town of Stardew Valley. The player controls a character who inherits a farm, and must work to improve it. Various crops can be grown, and livestock can be raised. The player can make in-game money by fishing, mining, foraging, and participating in seasonal activities. The player can also get married, have children, and explore a variety of locations. The player begins the game with their grandfather's old farm, which is in a run-down state. The player has to fix the broken fences, water the crops, and plant new trees in order to make it a profitable and successful farm. The player can grow crops like wheat, potatoes, and corn, as well as raise cows and chickens. The player can also collect different resources in the mines, which can be used to craft items.

Graphics

The graphics are simplistic, but they are beautiful. The background is always changing, with different seasons and weather. The view is from a top-down perspective, and the game is pixelated. Stardew Valley takes advantage of pixel art, which gives the game a retro and nostalgic feel. However, the pixel art can sometimes make the game difficult to play, as it is harder to see animals and other objects on the screen.

Replayability

Stardew Valley is an open world game, so the game is not linear. The player can explore different areas and activities instead of completing the main quest. The player can play the game at their own pace, and can play in either real-time or with a turn-based mechanic. Stardew Valley is a very replayable game. The player can choose to make their farm very profitable, or make it more of a hobby, and play the game in a more relaxed manner. The player can also choose to have a large family and marry one of the townsfolk, or they can choose to focus more on the mines, and play the game in an aggressive manner.

Conclusion

Stardew Valley is a farming simulation game created by ConcernedApe. The game has been released on the Microsoft Windows and Xbox One operating systems.

 
Pros:
  • The game is very replayable;
  • A great game for those who want to play a game with a slower pace;
  • There are many opportunities to make friends with the townsfolk;
  • The player can choose which gameplay style they want, either very relaxed or very aggressive;
  • The graphics give a nostalgic and retro feel;
  • There are many opportunities for the player to make money;
  • The player can choose to make their farm profitable, or make it more of a hobby;
Cons:
  • Sometimes the pixel art makes it difficult to play the game;
  • The crops can be very expensive;
  • The player can get their crops stolen by animals;
  • The player can sometimes get stuck in the mines, as there is no way to die in the game;
  • The game is only available on PC, Mac, and Linux;

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