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Review

In Stardew Valley, you play as a person who has inherited their grandfather’s farm. You are to restore the land to its former glory.

Stardew Valley

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Jun 17, 2021
You are free to do whatever you please, but you must build up the farm, take care of the animals, and befriend the villagers. Stardew Valley is a farming simulation video game developed by ConcernedApe and originally published in 2016.

Gameplay

Stardew Valley is a farming simulator, in which you are the farmer. You must manage a farm, and grow crops and take care of your animals. In the game, you can also befriend villagers, who will help you in various ways. You can also explore the land, and find new areas, such as the Secret Woods. In Stardew Valley, players are the manager of a small plot of land, which has been overrun by weeds and neglected for years. They must clear the land, plant seeds, and harvest crops to earn a living. Players can earn money in various ways, including fishing, cutting down trees, gathering resources from the mines, and foraging. The game has a broad selection of crops and animals, and also allows players to plant and harvest various types of mushrooms. Other activities include mining for precious minerals, fishing for various types of fish, and cooking or crafting.

Graphics

The graphics of Stardew Valley are very simple. The game is pixelated, and the colors are muted. The backgrounds are also very simple, usually just showing green fields, and the people are brightly colored to contrast with the background. The graphics in Stardew Valley are a bit dated, but they are still very charming and fit the theme of the game. There is a lot of detail in the environment, and there is a lot of color. The art style is very reminiscent of older games, and it is very immersive.

Replayability

Stardew Valley has a lot of replayability. You are free to do whatever you want, and you can build your farm in any way you want. You can also build up relationships with villagers, and the game never ends, so you are never actually "finished." Stardew Valley is not a game that can be played over and over again. Once you have finished the game or gotten bored with it, there is no point in starting it up again.

Conclusion

Stardew Valley is an awesome, fun, farming simulator game. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the genre.

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Pros:
  • Stardew Valley is very customizable
  • The graphics are very simple, which is good for people who prefer the pixelated, retro style
  • Stardew Valley is never over, so it has a lot of replayability
  • You are free to do whatever you want
Cons:
  • Stardew Valley is pixelated, which some people may not like
  • The sound effects are limited, and get repetitive
  • You can get lost easily in the game, which can be frustrating
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