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  • Summary: Embark on a new life in the enchanting town of Portia! Restore your Pa’s neglected workshop to its former glory by fulfilling commissions, growing crops, raising animals, and befriending the quirky inhabitants of this charming post-apocalyptic land.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 17, 2019
    85
    My Time at Portia is a great addition to the genre. It’s not perfect but it is unique. There are times when the game drags and while it looks really good and interesting, clipping is a pretty big issue. But it does have some cool world building that I haven’t really seen in the life sim rpg genre. There is a lot to do in the world and having building as the main focus is a nice change from farming. The game is borrowing from a well used formula but changes it just enough to make itself stand out from the crowd. If this genre is something you’re into, definitely give this one a go.
  2. Apr 24, 2019
    80
    My Time at Portia enhanced the Harvest-Moon-concept with a new found focus on exploration and construction. Nice!
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 3, 2019
    80
    Sub-par writing holds it back from greatness, but My Time At Portia is still a slice of life well worth tasting. And remember, you can start fights with strangers. [Issue#162, p.83]
  4. Apr 16, 2019
    78
    My Time at Portia is just a good mood. Everything is cute and colorful, and there is always something to do.
  5. Apr 16, 2019
    72
    No matter what story achievements you complete, no matter what you build, there will ever be some new project or goal lingering on the farthest shores. This is the ultimate judgment, the only one you need concern yourself with. The score I’ve assigned is less important than your reaction to that feeling. Do you long for a relaxed, endless procession of tasks, each a companion to a fleeting sense of achievement? Do you wish to wile away your hours making things? Are you looking for that next digital husband or wife whose fondest wish is the right combination of gifts and dialogue branches? Then My Time At Portia will call your name, friend.
  6. 70
    A gorgeous, atmospheric, and relaxing world chock full of things to do, My Time at Portia ultimately falls frustratingly short of its potential due to some serious pacing issues and an overall lack of mechanical polish.
  7. Apr 16, 2019
    60
    The ruins of a time long forgotten will always darken the horizon, and there'll be a part of you that wonders what more there could have been before you find yourself shunted to the next life goal in a long series of life goals. That feeling is unfortunately hard to shake, and it's a shame that there's not as much to the world of Portia as first appears.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. Apr 7, 2022
    9
    If you're a fans of Story of Seasons/Harvest Moon, then this game is for you
  2. Sep 2, 2020
    8
    Great game with tons of crafting and for the price you can’t beat it. I would definitely recommend it and the devs are adding more featuresGreat game with tons of crafting and for the price you can’t beat it. I would definitely recommend it and the devs are adding more features within the next week or so. Expand
  3. Mar 1, 2020
    6
    I really enjoyed my time with the game (60+ hours played) , however, there are definitely aspects about it that make it undesirable to play.I really enjoyed my time with the game (60+ hours played) , however, there are definitely aspects about it that make it undesirable to play. Expect a lot of wiki searching, since many games, items, or how-tos are not explained or described very well. UI is clunky and certain quality of life things really should be implemented, like better inventory organization and your handbook just in general. (It especially is tedious mid-end game) The fighting mechanics in this game are very simple and kind of thrown in. Early game is brutal with how long things seem to take, especially tasks like mining and axing trees. Honestly, I didn't really love my time in Portia until around level 35+, when I got my farm system down and the best equipment. I started loving it when I learned the world and where to get things well enough I could turn my brain off. It was satisfying to finally complete things super efficiently. Really, I can only recommend this game if you like management and grinding. It's a relaxing game in that way. However, the jank, writing, music/sound design, glitches, and learning curve definitely make it hard to recommend. Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2019
    4
    My Time At Portia in its first few hours is a fun game, but after a while it just turns into a grind. Getting the materials and components forMy Time At Portia in its first few hours is a fun game, but after a while it just turns into a grind. Getting the materials and components for certain missions make progress a tremendous slog. If feels like something you'd find in a mobile game. If not for the item dupe glitch, I would have just given up.

    This game doesn't know what it wants to be really. You can raise animals and plant crops but there is a huge emphasis on the making material aspect of the game. So it just seems like farming was an after thought to attract the Harvest Moon/Stardew Valley crowd.

    Some characters are more polished than others, and I wish there was more to the relation perks for all characters. It just seems unfinished.

    I like the art style, but sometimes I end up falling through the world or clipping through things. Sometimes I even get stuck or frozen in place. It's not a good thing in a game like this when you have to do a lot of things in one day and then your progress is all gone because you're stuck.

    Overall, My Time At Portia isn't worth playing. It has some nice things going for it but it needs some polish. Maybe decrease the amount of time it takes to make all materials or something. It just feels like a tacked on mechanic to increase the length of the game. If not for the duplication glitch, playing would have been such a chore towards the end.
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  5. Oct 27, 2020
    2
    In short: For those people who love farming games and think about adding My Time at Portia to their collection - don't!!

    I fell into that
    In short: For those people who love farming games and think about adding My Time at Portia to their collection - don't!!

    I fell into that trap, because I love farming games. This game appears on every "Best farming games" video on YT and the trailer looks promising, but right after I purchased the game I regretted it. And here's why:

    Gameplay:

    Has no appeal at all. Yeah you craft, build and forage, but it's very clear that My Time at Portia was meant to be a mobile game. You want to build something? Well, first you have to produce iron or copper bars, that take hours to complete. That's fine with a mobile game but on a console it's not very clever. You have to wait and wait and wait. And there aren't even any interesting things to do in the meantime so you just...wait....

    Character design:

    The NPCs are soooo ugly. It's this weird stage between human-like and fantasy. On top of that they are all boring and have nothing to say and no interesting quests. Their animations are just as bad: When they want to enter a house they awkwardly stand in front of the door until the ultimately phase through, like a ghost.

    Visuals/Technical aspect:

    Horrible and, again, clearly a mobile game. You can literally see the pixels in the character's hair! Pop up is pretty bad too, things just appear right in front of you. On top of that the framerate dips often which is strange because I play on PS4 Pro and the visual style isn't demanding at all. There's really no excuse for that, I have played photo-realistic games that ran more smoothly and had a longer draw distance.

    Price:

    A joke, that I sadly fell for. There's absolutely nothing in this game that justifies the price. When I bought it it was about 20 dollars and that's the discounted price. How come a masterpiece like Stardew Valley is at 14.99 and this garbage dares to ask for more without any redeeming qualities is beyond me.

    Should you give it a try:

    No, unless you get if for free or are 12 years old. It's not worth it. Don't be like me and get distracted by the numerous "Top farming games" lists this game is in.
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  6. Jun 17, 2019
    1
    This game is basically a ripoff of Stardew Valley. Simply feels like a glorified, overpriced mobile game with less than mediocre graphics. TheThis game is basically a ripoff of Stardew Valley. Simply feels like a glorified, overpriced mobile game with less than mediocre graphics. The writing is terrible and the tasks are overly repetitive. The npcs lack any memorable moments and lackadaisically meander around waiting for you to please them by doing pointless mindless activities. The combat is beyond janky and feels unbelievably slow. For whatever reason there is a stamina circle similar to Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild but somehow does it even worse. Expand
  7. Aug 23, 2021
    0
    buying this game was the biggest disappointment I had, the company's lack of transparency with the player is very big. I just wanted my moneybuying this game was the biggest disappointment I had, the company's lack of transparency with the player is very big. I just wanted my money back, don't buy the console version. Expand

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