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  • Summary: Stardew Valley is an RPG-style farming game. It's up to you to choose your path... Will you devote your time to raising crops and caring for animals? Will you spend time in the local village, befriending the local townspeople? Do you get a kick out of slaying dreadful monsters in theStardew Valley is an RPG-style farming game. It's up to you to choose your path... Will you devote your time to raising crops and caring for animals? Will you spend time in the local village, befriending the local townspeople? Do you get a kick out of slaying dreadful monsters in the mysterious mountain caverns? Or will you try to accomplish everything and claim the coveted title of Stardew Hero? Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Mar 21, 2016
    100
    Far more than just a farming game, this one-man labor of love is filled with seemingly endless content and heart.
  2. Mar 7, 2016
    95
    Stardew Valley has been the most rich and heartwarming experience I’ve had in a game in years.
  3. Mar 16, 2016
    90
    Stardew Valley is an absolutely charming little gem about forgetting all your worries and relaxing on a farm.
  4. Sep 23, 2016
    90
    Don't start this game if you value relationships, your job, your social life, and having free time. Stardew Valley will take all of that away from you, but it's okay because it's a great game.
  5. Mar 24, 2016
    88
    With so many interconnected systems, from the farm simulation to simple combat and cooking to crafting, and each driving the others forward in some way, it’s a deeper and more complex game than you’d expect after the first day on the farm. There’s plenty to do while I wait to uncover more of the Valley’s secrets, and the prospect of filling my days with new adventures or just a better harvest is too enticing to pass up.
  6. Mar 19, 2016
    86
    It's a trip to the countryside with incredibly motivating game mechanics. Once you're there, you won't come back very soon.
  7. Mar 1, 2016
    73
    Despite all odds, it seems Stardew Valley is a different game than the one it mimics. And a pretty fun, different game at that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 148
  1. Feb 26, 2016
    10
    Harvest Moon is back! And its simple and fun again. From the soundtrack to its gameplay its simply a true work of art done by one man. ThankHarvest Moon is back! And its simple and fun again. From the soundtrack to its gameplay its simply a true work of art done by one man. Thank You STARDEW VALLEY.o0O Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2019
    10
    KCD и Stardew Valley самые ламповые игры в которые я играл. Интересная история, классная система подбора к каждому персонажу индивидуальногоKCD и Stardew Valley самые ламповые игры в которые я играл. Интересная история, классная система подбора к каждому персонажу индивидуального подхода, последствия. 10 Expand
  3. Mar 17, 2016
    10
    Surprisingly good game! I was not sure i would like it when i first saw it because it looked like another farming game. It has surprisingSurprisingly good game! I was not sure i would like it when i first saw it because it looked like another farming game. It has surprising depth and there are many ways to make money. The game does a great job of giving you nudges on what to do but leaves the strategies up to you.

    Loved it!
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  4. Mar 3, 2017
    9
    Stardew Valley is the kind of game that you watch someone play and think to yourself, or if you're feeling rude you say to the person, "HowStardew Valley is the kind of game that you watch someone play and think to yourself, or if you're feeling rude you say to the person, "How could you possibly waste your time on that!?"

    Then after much prodding and pushing you decide to give it a try...and...well...then you're preaching about the wonders of this game that only just a little bit ago you were criticising. Welcome to Stardew Valley.

    The thing about this game is that it's really fun. It has all the elements of Harvest Moon you may or may not have loved and then takes everything just a step further in terms of depth, farming...there's some RPG elements present that are light but very enjoyable. Also, runs perfectly on low spec machines. It's a prefect laptop game.

    Really, nothing I say is going to convince you to buy it a try it. Just do it. It's a lot of fun...even if on the surface you can't imagine how that's possible.
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  5. Feb 27, 2016
    9
    If you love Harvest Moon and/or Rune Factory this game is for you. Hours of content, great ost and I'm yet to encounter a single bug. What'sIf you love Harvest Moon and/or Rune Factory this game is for you. Hours of content, great ost and I'm yet to encounter a single bug. What's more amazing is that the game was created by a single person and it isn't an early access game either, it's 100% done product and the developer has stated that there will probably be more content in the future.

    Also the price is just $15 or 13.99 euros.
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  6. Dec 12, 2019
    9
    The platonic ideal of a Harvest Moon game. Part farming sim, part time management, part RPG, part dungeon crawler.

    Everything about Stardew
    The platonic ideal of a Harvest Moon game. Part farming sim, part time management, part RPG, part dungeon crawler.

    Everything about Stardew Valley is charming. The music, the graphics, the townsfolk, the gameplay loop. It's constantly inviting you back for just one more day.

    It's impossible to describe what is so compelling about a game like this without playing it. To start from nothing, grow some crops, struggle in the dungeon, make some friends, and end up a wealthy dungeon master with a wife and kid a few game-years later is an experience few other genres can match.

    Though there have been several big updates since launch, it's taken until VERY recently for anything meaty to be added to the endgame. But it's a minor gripe with one of my favorite games of the decade.
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  7. Apr 5, 2016
    0
    I'm shocked.
    - Graphics are pre-historic and the 2D sprites are "ok" at best.
    - Sounds and music are very basic and have MIDI quality. -
    I'm shocked.
    - Graphics are pre-historic and the 2D sprites are "ok" at best.
    - Sounds and music are very basic and have MIDI quality.
    - Characters are bland and lack personality.
    - The gameplay mechanics are boring and repetitive. The combat mechanics is ridiculously uncreative. I felt insulted.
    The gameplay in general, lack any depth. Everything is a chore, and due poor time management mechanics, it's impossible to not be stressed by this game, And if you want to gift those bland NPCs, be prepared for more stressful time trying to catch them.

    And about the story, well, I'm afraid I can't really complete a review because after the first year I stopped playing and deleted this game. Only the thought of going trough all this again was too much for me.

    I can't think of anything but give this game a solid 0.
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