Stardew Valley review
September 5, 2020
Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation game that was developed by ConcernedApe and published by Chucklefish Games. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, and Nintendo Switch on February 26th, 2016. The game is heavily inspired by the Harvest Moon series, and contains gameplay elements of adventure, role-playing, and simulation games.
In the game, the player takes the role of a character who has inherited their grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. The player then has to manage the farm, grow crops, raise livestock, interact with the various inhabitants of the nearby village, and explore the nearby area for various resources. The player can also automate certain parts of the game, by crafting items or investing in community projects, to build up the player's character. The game has no set goal, other than to live a fulfilling life, and to eventually live off the land, making it a largely open-ended game. The game also contains several different endings, depending on various factors. The player starts by choosing their character, including gender, skin color, hair color, and name. The player then takes over a farm, where they must care for crops, livestock, and fruit trees. They must also make decisions about what to do with their time, including participating in festivals, fighting monsters, fishing, exploring ruins, and engaging in social activities.
The graphics are reminiscent of 16-bit games, giving the game a stylized look that suits the game well. The game world, which consists of a valley full of farms, mines, forests, and other landmarks, is accessible to the player through its overworld map. The map is shown as a 2D isometric projection, and the player is able to zoom in and out of it. The graphics are reminiscent of 16-bit games, giving the game a stylized look that suits the game well. Stardew Valley has a pixelated, retro style that emphasizes the game's country setting. The game is renderd in 4:3 aspect ratio, but the player can play in fullscreen mode, or in a window with a resolution of their choice.
Stardew Valley has an infinite number of possibilities, and there is no set goal. The player can play the game as either a farmer, adventurer, socializer, or anything in between. This means that the game does not become repetitive quickly, and players can continue to explore the world for as long as they want.
- The game is open-ended and allows for a lot of exploration
- There is no set goal, and the player can explore and do whatever they want
- The graphics are stylized and reminiscent of 16-bit games, giving the game a nostalgic look
- The game world is accessible through its overworld map, and the player is able to zoom in and out of it
- The player has to manage the farm and make sure that it is profitable
- The game is not as fast-paced as most modern games
- There is a lack of information on how to advance in the game
Stardew Valley is a farming simulation game developed by ConcernedApe and published by Chucklefish. It was released for Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on February 26, 2016, and it is expected to be released for iOS and Android in 2018.