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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 150
  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 8, 2017
    9
    One of my favorite games in 2016. This game alone is better than all the Harvest Moon games in my opinion. I still can't believe this game wasOne of my favorite games in 2016. This game alone is better than all the Harvest Moon games in my opinion. I still can't believe this game was made by one guy....ONE GUY!! For 15$, this game is amazing and definitely worth buying for those that love farming games. Expand
  5. Apr 2, 2016
    9
    My Girlfriend loves it. I haven't played it but i guess 98% positive Reviews on Steam speaks for itself. Would give it a 10 but it has noMy Girlfriend loves it. I haven't played it but i guess 98% positive Reviews on Steam speaks for itself. Would give it a 10 but it has no other Languages than English atm. These kind of Games need more Translations. Expand
  6. Feb 12, 2020
    9
    Stardew Valley is a very calm and relaxing game that somehow is a perfect fit for everyone! If you just want to have a relaxing time doingStardew Valley is a very calm and relaxing game that somehow is a perfect fit for everyone! If you just want to have a relaxing time doing some farming or some random stuff you can do that and it's just as valid of trying to squeeze every lest bit of money you can out of every action if you're the type who has fun optimizing everything. There's so many ways to play and so many things to do in what seems like just a simple farming simulator. I'd certainly recommend picking it up and it has multiplayer so playing with a friend can make it that much more great! (or horrible depending on what type of people you hang out with) Expand
  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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