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  • Summary: Start a new life in the enchanting town of Portia! Restore your Pa's neglected workshop to its former glory, grow crops, raise animals, befriend the towns quirky inhabitants and uncover the mysteries this charming post-apocalyptic land has forgotten!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Jan 15, 2019
    90
    It is safe to say that even after a dozens of hours of play, I only scratched the surface of what there is to do in My Time At Portia. Combine hunting, mining, building and romancing with a fascinating setting and an involved narrative, and I can see myself continuing to go back to play more. My Time at Portia is more than a worthy alternative to Stardew Valley and one of the first must have games of 2019. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some more mining to do.
  2. Jan 31, 2019
    90
    My Time At Portia is a beautiful experience that has a lot of content to offer players. Be it farming or fighting, you'll find something to enjoy in this carefully crafted title.
  3. Jan 15, 2019
    80
    My Time at Portia takes a lot of positive notes from popular farming simulators like Stardew Valley and Minecraft, and puts its own creative spin on things. It might seem just like any other farming sim at first glance, but the more you play the more you’ll discover its unique story and engaging gameplay elements.
  4. 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.
  5. Jan 16, 2019
    70
    There’s a lot to love here, and if you’re a fan of the farm-sim RPG you’ll feel right at home in Portia. Sadly, the overall presentation leaves a little to be desired - by easing back on scope and placing a greater focus on polishing what has already been achieved, there could be something great here, but as it stands, it’s a very solid concept built on unsteady ground.
  6. Feb 8, 2019
    70
    This is a game with a ton of content, but too much time is spent in less rewarding downtime or grinding for materials in environments that simply aren’t that fun. It’s obvious that My Time at Portia would love to be both a dream game for the building/crafting fans as well as offer a substantial narrative. The slow pace of the former undercuts the momentum of the latter but My Time at Portia does offer a legitimately different variation on what has become a pretty formulaic genre.
  7. Jan 15, 2019
    50
    My Time at Portia wears its influences on its sleeve but fails to build both a compelling world and charming inhabitants to engage with when reaching for the same lofty heights. Its loop of resource gathering and intricate building is implemented well, but it lacks the charm to make it all cohesive enough to be alluring.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 31
  2. Negative: 8 out of 31
  1. Feb 15, 2019
    10
    f you like to craft, quest, gain relationships, have kids this is for you. The background music is very peaceful and happy and some builds aref you like to craft, quest, gain relationships, have kids this is for you. The background music is very peaceful and happy and some builds are actually a challenge. I also love the art style and so many different possibilities in this game. I highly recommend this game. It is worth buying it. Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2021
    10
    I didn't pick up this game until earlier this year having not even heard of it, and I have been playing it pretty much non-stop, playing itI didn't pick up this game until earlier this year having not even heard of it, and I have been playing it pretty much non-stop, playing it even more than Stardew (though Stardew is still great itself). Lots to do and the fact that it actually has a genuine story instead of just simply plotting you down on a farm and letting you wander around. Each character has their own personal quest when you befriend (with a few exceptions) and each have their own unique personalities. I strongly suggest checking this game out. Expand
  3. Jul 20, 2019
    9
    Lots of fun to be had with this game. It's not perfect as it has some glitches, but is relaxing to play with an interesting storyline. HighlyLots of fun to be had with this game. It's not perfect as it has some glitches, but is relaxing to play with an interesting storyline. Highly recommend. Expand
  4. Jun 28, 2019
    7
    When I first saw this game on steam, I thought wow this looks like my kind of game.
    I love games with cute graphics and I also love building,
    When I first saw this game on steam, I thought wow this looks like my kind of game.
    I love games with cute graphics and I also love building, crafting and making things and the whole life sim and developing relationships with NPCs and improving your house and getting more land.
    I like open world games and being able to explore and fight creatures as well.
    There feels like so much to do, there is a lot of content.

    The only negatives is saving is very limited, it only saves after you go to sleep and going to sleep passes the day to the next at 7am. I want to be able to save when I want such as the middle of the day, but I can't as I don't want to sleep and have my whole day gone.
    But I've often had to sleep and save in the middle of a day as I had to close the game as had other things to do.

    I was nearing 10pm in game time and my game crashed so I had to start the day all over again.
    Over 200 hours and the game has only crashed a couple of times, but that is still too much, as you lose all that play and have to start the day all over again as there is no saving in between which is a major flaw. And I have the recommended specs for the game.

    Also have to be careful not to die to some bosses as if you do it's game over and you have to start the day all over again.

    The game is mostly good but I feel needs more polish. NPC's should have winter outfits and change their clothes with each season.

    I think characters could be deeper and there are things that feel wrong and don't match the character. Such as a character that has a usually sweet personality can sound really mean in a play date. I order something they don't like to eat and the response sounds nasty and bratty, they should be grateful someone is paying for the food.

    And if you aren't very good at a game like the balloon shooting game, they ridicule you.

    Crafting is a bit grindy, not a huge problem as you can do other things instead of waiting.
    Such as ruin digging, fishing, socialising etc.

    And you can build multiple forges so you can stockpile ingots and other materials

    Even with the problems I like this game a lot and it's good to have a nice lengthy game as I prefer games that I can play for 50 hours plus.

    I would rate this game a 7 and not 8 because of very limited save and problems of crashing and overall needs more polish.
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  5. 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
    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.
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  6. Apr 10, 2021
    5
    Pretty bland.
    Frequent crashes resulting in loss of gameplay.
    Annoying voiceovers.
  7. Dec 29, 2020
    0
    Not sure why the score is so low, i've played about 20 hours and am having one of the best times I've ever had.

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