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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

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  1. Feb 15, 2019
    6
    Not sure why this gets compared to Stardew Valley. Graphics and 2D-2.5D aside I see little resemblance.

    I'm sure this will appeal to a large number of people, but it's much too linear that you think it is when you start, and that's unfortunate because with more freedom it could suck me in further. The game is great fun in the beginning. By the middle of the first in-game year I
    Not sure why this gets compared to Stardew Valley. Graphics and 2D-2.5D aside I see little resemblance.

    I'm sure this will appeal to a large number of people, but it's much too linear that you think it is when you start, and that's unfortunate because with more freedom it could suck me in further.

    The game is great fun in the beginning. By the middle of the first in-game year I started to realize it was becoming a chore. Every time you want to accomplish anything and set out to do it (build this, deliver that, fetch quests) you spend huge amounts of time gearing up... because time is major asset / constraint in this game and then realize you can't go on because you have to do some other massively time wasting stuff to make the things you need to actually make the things you need to make the things you need, to you know.. progress through the story arc. I'm starting to find nothing more than a time sink here with little reward.

    All that said, the game play is generally fun but it quickly turns into a slog-fest, especially finding characters to complete quests.
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  2. Feb 9, 2019
    6
    Ugh I wish this game had an online feature :/
    The game is very fun when you start off but it makes you wonder what it'd be like if you can invite a buddy to hop on with you.
  3. Feb 10, 2019
    5
    hope you have plenty of patience because when things are working it's very slow. you will be waiting days literally just to craft one item everything takes real game hours to craft and some of them are just ridiculous and later items require a lot of these items which is mainly steel plates and steel bars those take days to get enough crafted even if you have several furnaces it just takeshope you have plenty of patience because when things are working it's very slow. you will be waiting days literally just to craft one item everything takes real game hours to craft and some of them are just ridiculous and later items require a lot of these items which is mainly steel plates and steel bars those take days to get enough crafted even if you have several furnaces it just takes way too long.

    Until you get the factory which should be IMO available either from the start for a lot of money or a lot earlier in the game. with the factory you just select what you want to make and how many and than sit back and watch everything automate for you soooo much easier. but you don't get the damn thing until near the end of the game!

    in real life it doesn't take hours to make a wooden board too you even have to wait for wood to be made! and there's no way to speed it up except to ride the dee dee and waste time or go to sleep.

    you have to make something in one machine than put it in another and than put THAT in yet another machine just to get one damn material and this takes hours of game time! it gets old and tired REALLY FAST. you'll get bored of constantly going mining while you wait HOURS for your materials to craft there's basically nothing else to do the battles and ruins dungeons are a complete joke and cooking is slow and tiresome! keep reading below you'll find out.

    mining is really slow too at least at the beginning you can only lock onto one blip and you won't know what it is later on you get upgrades that fix that as well as a drill that lets you carve through the rock like butter but it uses A LOT of stamina. you can get relics in the ruins that you can piece together to complete an object you can put in your house most of these gives you an attack boost. or you can put them in the museum for prizes later.

    almost all furniture you place in your house gives you boost to attack, defense, stamina and health up to a certain amount until you upgrade your house. you'll want to max stamina as quick as possible.

    to cook you have to put the ingredients into the quick bar and add them one by one this is slow and tiresome. you won't really need to cook until you the drill which eats up stamina and you need to replenish it with food.

    farming has been dumbed down to the max you basically just get a plant box, plant a seed, throw in some fertilizer and wait for it to grow. apparently your plants don't need watering or weeding in this universe.

    speaking of quick bar whats annoying is if you have an empty slot the very 1st thing you pick up it will put straight into the quick bar instead of your inventory so your constantly moving stuff out of the QB into your inventory. to build stuff you also have to put them into the QB so there's A LOT of moving items back in and out the WHOLE game...

    now lets talk about the battles the battle system is also very bad you basically just button mash and roll and repeat. enemies won't even attack you if you just keep button mashing attacking them. the bosses are as dumb as rocks just hit them a few times roll away and repeat none of them are a real challenge.

    most of the character voices are missing as well as a lot of sound effects i'm amazed this is even out of early access!

    TLDR?

    1. crafting is way too slow
    2. the battles are bad
    3. lots of missing sounds
    4. very buggy
    5. cooking sucks

    final thoughts
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    if the devs are reading this:

    if the factory was available earlier or from the start it would make this game a lot less painful to play. cooking needs to be changed and stop making items go into the quick bar as soon as you pick them up!
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  4. Apr 10, 2019
    5
    Bland artstyle.
    Trash combat.
    Slightly interesting characters.
    Ok crafting.
    Atrocious SFX.
    No voiceovers on release.
    Several bad translations.
    The game looks like its still in early access.
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Apr 24, 2019
    80
    My Time at Portia is a beautiful, relaxing experience. With the charming art style and plenty of activities to go through, players will easily lose themselves in the game's pleasant setting for hours and hours.
  2. Mar 30, 2019
    75
    My Time at Portia offers many crafting activities, a vividly colored world that is really pleasant to explore and a main quest line. After a while, crafting requirements might prove to be somewhat of a grinding activity for some people and quests and inhabitants at times feel a bit dry. A pleasant and relaxing experience all in all that could be elevated with a little more invested writing.
  3. Mar 4, 2019
    85
    My Time at Portia successfully gives some original touch on the genre, managing to differ from its peers like Stardew Valley or Harvest Moon. While it has some problems with few design mechanics like crafting and small lack of dungeons to delve into, it puts player into interesting role of a builder, all while having a beautiful and cute looking world to explore.