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  • Summary: You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won't be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation cameYou've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won't be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town's most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness. Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
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  1. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Oct 30, 2017
    95
    Run, don't walk. Visit the valley and lose yourself in nature like millions of other fans have! [Issue #30 – November/December 2017, p. 26]
  2. Oct 9, 2017
    90
    Aside from a few technical blips, Stardew Valley remains a shining Stardrop in its genre, welcoming back fans of the series that inspired it and inviting newcomers to relax in the valley, too.
  3. Oct 6, 2017
    90
    It is a truly magical experience; games can often be enjoyable but they don’t all manage to be as captivating as this. This is the sort of game that ideally requires a significant amount of time to be invested; the enjoyment doesn’t necessarily come from the day-to-day actions you perform, but rather from the general growth of pride, satisfaction, and sense of security as the days go by. Fans of games such as Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing will be right at home here and, for those who aren’t, there is a decent chance this game might just surprise you. For the asking price the risk couldn’t be more worth it.
  4. Oct 10, 2017
    90
    The charming RPG Stardew Valley is so much more than just another farming simulator and feels right at home on the Switch.
  5. Oct 20, 2017
    90
    The farming simulator genre is back and better than ever! Stardew Valley provides you an experience that just grows more and more as you play. Every little thing, from planting to befriending the community, becomes surprisingly meaningful as your hard works comes to life in front of you. With tons of content, it’ll keep you hooked into living this calm, pleasurable and magical second life, all made better with Switch’s portability.
  6. Jan 2, 2018
    90
    The portability of the Nintendo Switch makes this undoubtedly the best way to play Stardew Valley. Unless you are really keen on modding the game, the combination of easy portability and excellent controls makes this a staple in any well-rounded Switch library. It's still the same great farm simulator it was on PC - robust, full of secrets, and comes with an inescapable charm that will keep pulling you back in, season after season.
  7. 80
    The best farming sim ever finds its ideal home on the Switch, with gameplay and hardware that complement each other perfectly.

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  1. Negative: 6 out of 142
  1. Oct 6, 2017
    10
    What can I say other than Stardew Valley portable? The game came out yesterday and i already sank over 10 hours in it. Even if you haveWhat can I say other than Stardew Valley portable? The game came out yesterday and i already sank over 10 hours in it. Even if you have already played it on multiple consoles and the PC the portability of the Switch is a match made in heaven for Stardew. Expand
  2. May 4, 2020
    10
    Stardew Valley is the apex of indie game design. Taking the foundation laid by Harvest Moon and improving upon it in every possible way, it isStardew Valley is the apex of indie game design. Taking the foundation laid by Harvest Moon and improving upon it in every possible way, it is an engrossing game that can be played comfortably at any pace. Even after hundreds of hours, there are new things to discover and experience. Expand
  3. Nov 20, 2021
    10
    If I could only play 5 games for the rest of my life, Stardew Valley would be on the list. Beautiful game, and the dev (ConcernedApe)If I could only play 5 games for the rest of my life, Stardew Valley would be on the list. Beautiful game, and the dev (ConcernedApe) constantly adds free content to a $15 game. Best indie of all-time, IMO. Expand
  4. Nov 26, 2017
    9
    Beautiful game relaxing game With an awesome Sound Track The price is worth the game And waiting for the upcoming multiplayer feature gonna beBeautiful game relaxing game With an awesome Sound Track The price is worth the game And waiting for the upcoming multiplayer feature gonna be awesome! Expand
  5. Feb 16, 2018
    9
    Es un juego muy completo, con una ambientación muy buena, ideal para relajarse mientras juegas, no ejerce ningún tipo de presión sobre elEs un juego muy completo, con una ambientación muy buena, ideal para relajarse mientras juegas, no ejerce ningún tipo de presión sobre el jugador ya que no te obliga a tener que dedicarte a algo, obviamente si quieres aprovechar al máximo las opciones que te ofrece este titulo es recomendable dedicarte a todas las opciones posibles (Agricultura, ramaderia, recolección, pesca y minería). Pero como he dicho antes, te puedes dedicar a lo que mas te guste, si no te gusta la pesca, no pescas y punto.
    Otro punto a destacar del titulo es su banda sonora, personalmente me gusta bastante y se adapta bastante bien a la época del año en la que nos situamos (en invierno es mas tranquila y en verano es mas alegre).
    También tiene una cantidad de contenido bastante considerable, el cual te puede ofrecer muchas horas de juego del cual no te aburres.
    Recomiendo totalmente este titulo si lo que buscas es un juego con el cual te puedas relajar, aunque los juegos de granjas estilo harvest moon no te gusten.. Te puede ofrecer muchas horas de juego agradables por un buen precio, totalmente recomendable y he tenido una experiencia muy positiva, espero echarle muchas mas horas.

    Como observación y dato a parte, el juego al estar disponible en Switch gana ese extra de ser portátil, lo cual genera bastante comodidad para ciertas ocasiones.
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  6. Apr 11, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Every day the walls seem to get a little closer. Did they move the desks in the office last night?

    ....

    Your grandfather gave you a sealed envelope when you were young.

    Old guy said don't open it until you need to.

    ...

    Today's the day.

    Hey look, the old guy left you the farm. After he bought the farm. Sweet. Imma get some hoe time.

    Stardew Valley is the happiest little bubble universe you've ever landed in. Live the dream as you get a house and a ridiculous amount of land for free. You're immortal - you don't need to eat. If you die, you may lose some items to scavengers and scallywags. It may even cost you a tiny percentage of your wealth. But you will awaken safe and sound to nothing more than a little note in your mailbox explaining what miracle of cooincidence the universe needed to provide for you to LIVE.

    So, you don't need to eat and you can't die. And if you play long enough, you'll realize you don't age either.

    So what can you do? Make the land awesome. Grow stuff. Chop stuff. Milk stuff. Sell stuff. Eat stuff. Hit stuff. Dig stuff. Gather stuff. Kill stuff. Well no, you do that elsewhere.

    Meet all the cool people in town and learn their routines so you can show up before they do - when you choose one of the eligible marriage candidates and want to focus your efforts you will channel Bill Murray's Groundhog Day as you learn where they will be on which day... and be waiting for them. it's not creepy, it's romantic!

    Manipulate them through gift giving to love you like a dearest friend and share their innermost secrets with you. They'll also give you free stuff.

    Enslave animals to produce raw goods you can refine into more fattening ones to sell in your magic shipping box! Keep them locked in their quarters or allow them to roam free about the farm so that you can touch them as you pass. For you see, these animals respond to affection well.

    I particularly enjoyed the fact the game allowed me to choose if I wanted my animals to freeze over the winter or not. Once they love you enough the cold doesn't do enough to really affect their production, so you can save money on heating.

    Vegetable piracy is another great feature. You can purchase your seeds from the shop in town (ASSUMING IT ISN'T WEDNESDAY BECAUSE GOD FORBID HE'S EVER OPEN ON A WEDNESDAY) and grow them to term. Then you can use a machine to turn them into more seeds. Grow yer own!

    You do really get to know the villagers over time as you play the game, and that's what endears this game to me. They've been updating content constantly since I've been playing it to add new encounters, seeds, wacky stuff and new places to explore. It's a solid game on all platforms and the only thing that keeps it from 10/10 is no interplatform coop. I hope one day they find a way.

    One thing to note is you can port from PC to some of the mobile versions, and it's pretty cheap so we own it on a few different systems.

    Buy the farm, be happy. Chill out.
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  7. Mar 11, 2020
    0
    Будь игра без боевой системы и шахт в целом игра получилась бы достойно, но когда разработчик добавляет экшен-составляющую и она хуже чем вБудь игра без боевой системы и шахт в целом игра получилась бы достойно, но когда разработчик добавляет экшен-составляющую и она хуже чем в его предыдущих проектах это позор. Персонаж неповоротлив, враги игнорируют отталкивающие удары, персонаж порой вообще не слушается твоих нажатий и я уверен, что я не один такой, у кого была эта проблема, ставлю 0 потому-что игра добавила эту дрянь (боевки) как обязательную дляигры механику, но нервов проходить через нее нет вовсе, поэтому в определенный момент я настолько морально устал от этой "крутой" фичи, что отпало желание играть в "это", и других способов продолжения игры нет, так как надо лезть за ресурсами, а нервы жалко. И кто подумает что, "надо брать больше еды", "играй в компании" , "у тебя плохой уровень игры" идите и играйте дальше, боевка - это бич этой игры, она ужасна, она не интересна, она идет игре во вред и это факт, не видел и не поверю людям, которые будут говорить что она хорошая. Expand

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