Min-maxing the farm in year one to capitalize on coffee beans.
Style: 8/10 Gameplay: 9/10 Story: 2.5/3 Overall: 8/10
When I first played this game I noticed that the lovely pixel art along with the calming music makes the game strangely relaxing making hours go past with out me realizing that I have not done any farm work. For me it has a weird charm to it when I’m not farming I’m fishing for the next rare fish, if I’m not fishing then I’m mining, If I’m not mining then I’m working on the farm. It always causes me to go in a loop which I enjoy.
When you are not relaxing to the gameplay loop you are min-maxing your farm to be the most profitable thing alive whether it be getting mega crops or simply plastering the town with kegs, casks, or preserve jars. Other than farming you are also completing the story by gifting bundles.
Your grand father dies in front of your eyes giving you a letter in his passing. Years later you are a low wage business worker working a 9 to 5 job you get bored once again so you look into your desk to find your grandpa’s letter, you read it and find that it is a deed to a farm in the middle of nowhere. The story is slow, but unforgettable as you meet new interesting characters each having their own story for you to complete.
Stardew Valley is a wonderful game to play and comeback to where the developers give out updates every so often. If you want to rule the capitalist world or relax in this wonderful world then this is a game for you.