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?
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Release Date: Feb 26, 2016

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October 7



I've just released version 1.11 to address a few bugs and issues with 1.1.


  • Farm bulidings can now be placed in more areas, including on grass.
  • All the new farm maps now provide some kind of fishing opportunity, although the Riverlands farm is still superior
  • The Riverlands farm now has the potential to spawn splashing fish nodes and ore panning nodes.
  • On the Riverlands and Forest maps, some bushes can be destroyed with an upgraded axe
  • Digging spots now appear on the Farm, although less frequent as elsewhere. The Hill-Top farm quarry also has a chance of spawning them.
  • Slime Egg prices increased (green to 1000g, blue to 1750g, red to 2500g, purple to 5000g)
  • Placing a Wicked Statue in a slime hutch prevents the witch from cursing it.
  • Mutant Bug Lair now replenishes itself a bit each day.
  • On the Forest map, forage items have a chance to spawn on any grassy area, not just in the west.
Bug Fixes:
  • Price of Galaxy Dagger has been corrected to 35,000 (it was at 350,000)
  • The Artisan Perk description has been corrected to reflect the actual bonus (it's 40% now, but the description still says 50%)
  • Weeds in the Mutant Bug Lair no longer change with the season (and no longer turn to battery packs in the winter)
  • Monsters in the mutant bug lair will now always be mutant... not revert to the standard grub/fly after saving and reloading.
  • Meteorites can no longer land on top of stumps or boulders
  • You can once again place buildings in the little shaded strip right below cliffs.
  • Fixes a crash that could occur while saving after seeing a town improvement cutscene on the Wilderness farm.
  • Forage no longer spawns under stumps.
  • Spring onions and seasonal berries can be iridium quality with the botanist perk
  • Truffles should no longer spawn in the water
  • Pets can no longer walk down the cellar stairs into the void.
  • The Outlaw boss in Journey Of The Prairie King will warp back to the center of the map if he happens to run too far off screen in either direction
  • Coop animals can now actually produce higher quality produce, like they were supposed to
  • You can no longer fill your watering can at a well that's in construction
  • The forage berry bushes are now affected by the botanist perk
  • Forage items shouldn't spawn in inaccessible places.
  • When you reach level 5 or 10 in a skill, but haven't slept yet, it no longer shows your new profession as "Desperado"
  • Fixed issue where lightning that struck an object on the farm would cause that object to "pop" into the current map when the current map was not the farm.
  • Spouses will now speak to you when they come home on Friday nights.
  • Trees can no longer spread off the map into the void, causing the game to start getting slower with each day.
  • Minor convenience adjustments and bug fixes.

Thanks for playing

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October 3

Stardew v1.1 is here!

Cross-posted from the Stardew Valley blog!

1.1 Launch trailer here:

  • Shane and Emily are now available to marry. They each have new events, music, and more!
  • Spouses now have a unique outdoor area and behavior on the farm.
  • You can now choose from 5 different farm maps at character creation. Each map is focused on a different skill area.
    • Standard Farm - The original Stardew Valley farm.
    • Riverland Farm - Lots of water, good for fishing.
    • Forest Farm - Foraging opportunities and a unique weed that always drops mixed seeds.
    • Hill-top Farm - Has a small mineral deposit from which ores spawn, including a unique geode-bearing ore.
    • Wilderness Farm - Monsters spawn at night.
  • "Shed" building... An empty room that can be decorated, filled with kegs, etc.
  • "Mill" building... Can be used to turn wheat into flour and beets into sugar overnight.
  • A new quest that can be started after the Community Center or JojaMart quest arc is complete. The new quest results in a new "magical construction" feature available from the Wizard's Tower. The new quest is triggered when you enter the Railroad area.
  • Added several new locations that are related to the above quest. "Junimo Hut" building (Magical Construction). Junimos will harvest crops within a certain distance of the hut, instantly transporting the harvest back to the hut for you to gather at your convenience.
  • "Earth Obelisk" building (Magical Construction). A permanent warp totem to the mountains.
  • "Water Obelisk" building (Magical Construction). A permanent warp totem to the beach.
  • "Gold Clock" building (Magical Construction). Prevents weeds from spawning and fences from decaying on your farm.
  • You can now move your buildings via Robin's construction menu.
  • New house upgrade from Robin that adds a cellar to your house and teaches you the "cask" crafting recipe. In the cellar, you can use Casks to age cheese and alcohol, increasing their quality.
  • "Iridium-star" level quality is now attainable for goods, fruit, forage items (if you have the botanist perk), and animal products. Iridium-star level items have twice the value of normal items.
  • NPC's now appreciate quality level in gifts, but it only has an effect on gifts they "like" or "love".
  • Added Coffee, a spring/summer crop, and Coffee Bean. The bean acts as the produce and the seed, similar to sunflowers.
  • 5 Coffee beans can be added to a Keg to make coffee.
  • Honey can be placed in a keg to make mead.
  • Void eggs can be placed in mayonnaise machines to make void mayonnaise.
  • 2 new fish, "Void Salmon" and "Slimejack"
  • You can now choose to color your chests with one of 20 color options.
  • Evil Shrines, where you can make offerings in exchange for dark magic.
  • Divorce. You can file from a little book in mayor's house.
  • You can now wallpaper the little hallways in your upgraded house.
  • When you beat Journey Of The Prairie King, you can now start over in a harder mode, keeping your upgrades and coins.
  • 2 new "Lost Books"
  • Krobus now sells a "Return Scepter"... a tool which acts as a permanent warp totem to the farm.
  • Giving someone a gift on their birthday will never make your spouse jealous.
  • Pierre now sells a "Catalogue" furniture item that can be used for unlimited free access to all wallpapers and floors.
  • Robin now sells a "Furniture Catalogue" furniture item that can be used for unlimited free access to nearly all furnitures.
  • If you’ve found the Galaxy Sword, you can now buy another from Marlon.
  • You can also buy the Galaxy Dagger and Galaxy Hammer.
  • Slime balls have a chance to drop petrified slime
  • Added a graphics option to display “sharper” stack number digits.
  • You can once again plant fruit trees around the edge of the Greenhouse interior.

    Balance changes:
  • All animal products are increased in value by 25%
  • The Rancher profession now increases the value of animal products by 20%, up from 10%
  • The Artisan profession now increases the value of Artisan goods by 40%, down from 50%
  • The Blacksmith profession now increases the value of metal bars by 50%, up from 25%
  • The value of Blueberry is now 50g, down from 80g
  • The value of Starfruit is now 750g, down from 800g
  • The value of Cranberry is now 75g, down from 130g
  • The value of Ancient Fruit is now 550g, down from 750g
  • Cranberry Seeds now sell for 60g, down from 120g (The price to buy them from the store is the same)
  • Fences take twice as long to decay
  • Sunflower can now be grown in the summer as well as the fall

Bug Fixes
  • Wild plums are now labeled as fruit.
  • Grandpa's Shrine should now always properly give the reward for reaching 4 candles.
  • Fixed issue where gathering an item with the "botanist" profession would fail if the inventory was full, even though the gold-level item was present in the inventory.
  • Slime charmer ring should now protect against giant slimes
  • You can no longer tap a stump
  • Fixed Joja Warehouse graphic issue in winter
  • "Check action"-mapped keys should now work to attach bait to a rod.
  • Rain ambient sound should no longer play in Sandy's Oasis under any conditions.
  • Your baby should now be properly born, even if you pass out in the mines on the eve of the birth.
  • Moonlight Jellies engagement crash
  • Galaxy sword should now be truly unloseable
  • You can no longer lose hay to a hopper because you have no silo.
  • You can no longer plant fruit trees off the farm.
  • “Attack” foods now properly give an attack buff.
  • Clay can no longer always be found one tile above a previously discovered clay spot.
  • Blue Jazz flowers in the refrigerator are now properly consumed in cooking recipes.
  • Fruit that drops when you chop a tree now properly stacks with fruit that drops when you shake a tree
  • Worm bins no longer continue to produce worms every 10 minutes after midnight
  • Jack-o-lanterns properly glow
  • Torches and other light sources held by player are now properly lit after saving/reloading
  • You will now see the final Joja cutscene if you switched to Joja after starting with the community center.
  • When retrieving the cave carrot for Marnie, she will only take one from you.
  • Fixed strange behaviors when picking up certain items with a full inventory.
  • When a bomb is placed and then the player leaves the area, the resulting debris will no longer erroneously appear in the new area.
  • Watering a trough in a slime hutch will now have no effect on the troughs in other slime hutches.
  • Using the rain totem and then quickly entering your house no longer causes you to become stuck in the wall.
  • The stone floor now look correct in any configuration.
  • Numerous minor bug fixes.
  • Typo fixes

Aside from the new farm maps, all the new content from 1.1 will be available in your existing save file. Making a new character is only necessary if you want to play on one of the new farm maps.

Note: The new balancing changes correct the values of a few outlier crops that were far more valuable than all others by a huge margin. I don't want Stardew Valley to make players feel "forced" into one particular way of making money. I think it's a lot more fun to feel like there are many different options for success. However, I do understand that growing blueberries and making ancient fruit wine is part of the Stardew culture at this point, so I've made sure that they are still very lucrative options. But these changes should help players feel like they have a few more options.

I hope you enjoy the new update!

***Please be aware that some mods might not be compatible with the new update


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“Far more than just a farming game, this one-man labor of love is filled with seemingly endless content and heart.”
5/5 – Giant Bomb

“The core mechanics and relaxing aesthetic merge so well together that players will sink in to the experience and never want to leave.”
95 – Destructoid

“Stardew Valley has been the most rich and heartwarming experience I’ve had in a game in years.”
95 – CGMagazine

About This Game

Stardew Valley is an open-ended country-life RPG!

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 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!

  • Turn your overgrown field into a lively farm! Raise animals, grow crops, start an orchard, craft useful machines, and more! You'll have plenty of space to create the farm of your dreams.

  • Improve your skills over time. As you make your way from a struggling greenhorn to a master farmer, you'll level up in 5 different areas: farming, mining, combat, fishing, and foraging. As you progress, you'll learn new cooking and crafting recipes, unlock new areas to explore, and customize your skills by choosing from a variety of professions.

  • Become part of the local community. With over 30 unique characters living in Stardew Valley, you won't have a problem finding new friends! Each person has their own daily schedule, birthday, unique mini-cutscenes, and new things to say throughout the week and year. As you make friends with them, they will open up to you, ask you for help with their personal troubles, or tell you their secrets! Take part in seasonal festivals such as the luau, haunted maze, and feast of the winter star.

  • Explore a vast, mysterious cave. As you travel deeper underground, you'll encounter new and dangerous monsters, powerful weapons, new environments, valuable gemstones, raw materials for crafting and upgrading tools, and mysteries to be uncovered.

  • Breathe new life into the valley. Since JojaMart opened, the old way of life in Stardew Valley has changed. Much of the town's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair. Help restore Stardew Valley to it's former glory by repairing the old community center, or take the alternate route and join forces with Joja Corporation.

  • Court and marry a partner to share your life on the farm with. There are 10 available bachelors and bachelorettes to woo, each with unique character progression cutscenes. Once married, your partner will live on the farm with you. Who knows, maybe you'll have kids and start a family?

  • Spend a relaxing afternoon at one of the local fishing spots. The waters are teeming with seasonal varieties of delicious fish. Craft bait, bobbers, and crab pots to help you in your journey toward catching every fish and becoming a local legend!

  • Donate artifacts and minerals to the local museum.

  • Cook delicious meals and craft useful items to help you out. With over 100 cooking and crafting recipes, you'll have a wide variety of items to create. Some dishes you cook will even give you temporary boosts to skills, running speed, or combat prowess. Craft useful objects like scarecrows, oil makers, furnaces, or even the rare and expensive crystalarium.

  • Customize the appearance of your character and house. With hundreds of decorative items to choose from, you'll have no trouble creating the home of your dreams!

  • Xbox controller support (with rumble)! (Keyboard still required for text input)

  • Over two hours of original music.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista or greater
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 mb video memory, shader model 3.0+
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9+
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 mb video memory, OpenGL 2
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 mb video memory, OpenGL 2
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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1,087 of 1,147 people (95%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
247.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Can I just say thankyou to the developer of this game I suffer with depression and stardew valley gives me a reason to do somethng other than sleep it makes me feel like I have an impact of peoples lives (even if its only in game people). I have played 200+ hours playing this game that's 200 hours distracted from my real life problems. I have oped(SP) in to be a beta tester, this is the first game I've ever done this with thanks to the developer for saying how to do that I really admire him for creating such a good game and hope he goes far in his career and he never loses the magic, Thankyou
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247 of 304 people (81%) found this review helpful
562 people found this review funny
48.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Sow seeds in the ground, harvest potatoes.
Sow seeds in your wife, harvest kids.
Life is a giant farm.
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116 of 132 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
64.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Someone once told me that this is a love letter to Harvest Moon fans.

They were spot on.

This is a wonderful game and I strongly recommend it.
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67 of 72 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
78.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Just started Year 2, and a smidge over 60 hours played right now, so I think I've played enough at this point to give an honest opinion

I like simulator games, but Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing both tended to lose my interested after a while. They got very grindy to say the least, or just boring. I think Stardew combines both very nicely, and adds some good old dungeon crawling to boot ( I hear Rune Factory also did this well, but I've never touched the series so I can't compare ).

I'll do my best to list the pros and cons as I saw them.


- Music is very nice and fitting for the seasons. What adds to this too is the music isn't -constantly- droning on. The game breaks up the music with just moments of silence with ambient sounds. This really helps break up the monotony and keeps you from getting sick of the music too quickly. Other than that, its just rather nice.

- Time stops while paused. Not sure if this is a constant in farming simulators, but still a nice feature so you can leave it up and go afk.

- Exploration and dungeon crawling is rewarding. Not only do enemies drop good resources, but the mines contain a tremendous amount of ore. The further you go down, the more plentiful. Not to mention it will record every 5 floors you go down, so you don't have to restart from the beginning. ( Getting a reward every 10 floors is also a nice incentive )

- Plenty to do. Between the farming and dungeon crawling, there's goals to accomplish inside the Community Center. In the same fashion of the floors of the dungeon, you get rewarded for completing these tasks/packs. Some better than others, but most have been very worth it.

- Leveling up skills reaps nice skills. You can essentially build your farmer to be proficient or do better in certain aspects of the skill, netting you a lot more gold depending on how you plan on playing. Maybe you want foraged things to be worth more, or maybe you want to have a chance of picking up two every so often.

- Getting married is also kinda nice. I mean yeah same old Harvest Moon has bee doing that forever. But its nice your character can marry any other character that is single. Just keep shoving salads in their face and they'll be all yours ( they also help you out every so often ).

- Its very open-ended, no oustanding or time-constraining goals you need to accomplish or you fail. Which for someone like me who wanted to just have a nice wind-down game, this was great.

- There's also a butt-ton of references and easter eggs, if you like that stuff ( I sure do ).

Cons: ( I generally tried to take something positive from these though )

- Personally I found the penalty for running out of HP in the mines to be a tad steep. Lost about 1/3 of my items, 2500G and the memory of the previous 11 floors, so I had to do them all over again before being able to advance again. Overall it wasn't a big deal and I'm more careful now, but at the point I was in when it happened it was very detremental.

- Unless you really stay on top opf the rest of your farm, trees and debris are gonna multiply BIG TIME. The hole western side of my land was just a mess of these full grown trees from out fo nowhere ( it felt that way anyway, where'd they come from?! ).

- Character options ( really just shirt wise, since that's the major thing outside the hair ) felt a tad samey and just switched the color most of the time. Don't get me wrong there's over 100 options and I applaud that, just they didn't seem very different from each other.

- A lot of the bachelors and bachelorettes just came off to be... kinda really unappealing. Just their attitudes and personalities were hard to like in most cases. This is completely subjective though. But I found myself half the time just going "Wow, you are a really intolerable person".

- This game is gonna eat up a LOT of your free time. Or maybe that's a pro. Either way, beware!

Overall if you're itching to play a really good farming simulator, and have enjoyed games such as Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing, I'd totally recommend giving this a go. I'd say its worth is price of $15. Even though there are not so great aspects of the game, I think the good parts greatly outweigh the bad. You can usually take something positive from the experience. Mostly the game is fun, and in the end that's what matters. If you can have fun with it, you're gonna enjoy it.
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47 of 66 people (71%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
173.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Me : at last, 170 hour wondering in stardew valley, I could get back to reality.
CA : I dont think so :trollface: BAM! *slam update v1.1 in my face*

Me : good bye real world.

Jokes aside
the game itself, is solid 10
The concept, the story, the soundtrack, simply astonishing.
Personally, at some point on the game, I could feel the love given in the making of this game

This is a baby, and its beautiful.
Worth every penny.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
145.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
I totally recommend this game.

Before the promised 1.11 update, I played for almost 90 hours with little break.
My job allows me to do so, haha.

This last version helps with a "issue" (personally, I don't care too much about this aspect, thus I wouldn't call this a issue) with the replayability.
After the 80th hour, I felt that there was little to nothing to really do in the game anymore. I reached a point were the only thing at my horizon was to make my farm HUGE in profit, maybe f*ck my marriage by getting way too well with the others in town and finish some unfinished quests.

This is were the lack of replayability would bleed a little the potential of the game.
There was no way to move your buildings once built in your farm. You would have to, in order to reorganize your farm - for aesthetics or to time optimization -, move everything (animals included, maybe sell them) to demolish the building in question, so you could rebuild it with your new and improved farming techniques.
After the 3rd year, though, you would have to use your golden guts to do so - I hadn't courage, haha. It was going to be too complicated.
By this time, some players would probably create a new save and start over. I tried, but missed my old farm before my 1st hour in the new save, with a new character, was completed.
I decided to wait for the 1.1 update - it was on its way - with the sensation, though, that the game had already lived up for it's price, for the concept and idea of the game was beautifully thought and executed.

If the 1.1 update's fate were to never see the light of the day, I would already be satisfied. Maybe even dreaming with a Stardew Valley 2.

But it came!

I got back to the game and I'm happy to tell that this free update does much more for the game, the replayability, for the characters of the town and for your farm than most of the paid DLCs of most games nowadays does.
This update actually makes the game looks way too much cheap, haha.

You can now reorganize easily your farm, do some new quests, expand the farm in new ways with new buildings and interact with some characters that previously to this update wasn't possible.
Now, also, the game has different farm maps that totally represents the different ways to play and profit in Stardew Valley. This feature totally valorizes the replayability of the game, since selecting different farm maps in different saves will surely change completely how you play your farm.

At least:
I would recommend this game even before the update. I played for almost 90 hours and was completely satisfied.
But with the 1.1, this game is a must-have - specially if you miss good Harvest Moon games and have a crush on RPG.

Do not fear: your money will be valorized with this game.
(And I don't even talked about the incoming co-op mode! Haha)

---------Off Topic:
Sorry for any typos, english is not my native language (:
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
104.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Stardew Valley
Publisher: Chuckle Fish
Developer: Concerned Ape

First and foremost,
Thank you to our group admin of Free GIVEAWAYS and KEYS for gamers "MARIE" for giving me this wonderful game.
Props to Eric Barone for single handedly making this game(correct me if im wrong),
You're our hero! You're the man!

TL;DR 8.5/10 this game is lit!


Stardew Valley a farming simulator game that stand above the rest (farming simulator game),
Unlike any other farming simulator, The creator of this game added a 'lil twist,
  • Where you can farm 'till you drop,
  • Fish 'till you drown,
  • Fight (some weird) monsters 'till you die,
  • Mine 'till you lost your way back,
  • And the last but not the least Marrying the love of your life and having two kids.
  • Before you know it you'll be playing as Subaru (only anime lovers will understand :P)

^ Some fun in-game arcades (Keeps you from getting bored).
^ A very considerate developer (Same sex marriage is possible).
^ Not your typical Point & Click game.
^ W, A, S, D, movement and an editable controls.
^ Great and catchy soundtrack.
^ Kinda big map.
^ Quests (Made the game more challenging).
^ Active developer.
^ You're the town's B*tch.
^ You can be a good or an a$$ farmer (Shooting people w/ a rock using slingshot, trash their homes and or giving them a gift they dislike).
^ You can sleep anywhere though u lose some money, but don't worry they'll only bill you a maximum of 1000gold.
^ That moment when you passed out outside your house and you got a mail from Linus saying "Someone was going through your pockets" I think it was Linus searching or stealing meh money that cheeky homeless dude.
~ Suprisingly addictive.
~ Some fun in-game arcade (Makes youMe BabyRage all the time).
~ Add multiplayer or we riot
~ Gets boring after achieving all the achievements or ending the game (although you can always comeback and play the game again and again and again).
~ Having 5 wives is impossible (husband if your a char. is a grill)
~ 6am - 2am time is wayyyyyyyyyyyyy to short.
~ Few bugs like;
-Food buffs
e.g. coffee buff not working beyond 12midnight
-Item disappear when they go beyond the greenhouse.(fixed @v1.1)
~ Glitches
~ And Some exploit like;
-Worm bin produces worm every 10min. starting from 12:00midnight 12:10, 12:20 so on and so forth (fixed @ v1.1)
~ Same routine
~ You can't move or transfer your coop or other buildings the only option for you to redecorate your land is to demolish the buildings(v1.1 buildings can now be moved.

What I learned
  • You use stone to build ladder, NICE logic Kappa.
  • Vegetable/ fruit / forage worth more than the artifacts.
  • Aliens, Wizard, Witch, Fairies, Dwarf and Goblins do exist.
  • Towns people surive the whole year w/o eating anything.
  • Lewis b*nging Marnie.
  • You can find all the answers to your questions HERE
A friendly Advice
Stay away from this game, this game is evil.
Thanks to this game I was hospitalized for almost a week(dehydration and etc),
Played the game more than 24hrs straight w/o eating, just drinking a lil bit of water,
I then realized my world is spinning.
Thank god I didn't die or else my family will engrave this on my gravestone " R.I.P. 1997-2016 died from dehydration due to overplaying S.V.

(I'll update this from time to time)

Thank you for taking the time to read my review.
Have a nice week :)
(Feel free to add me I can give you some pro tips and noob tips or be your friend just make sure to comment on my wall first before adding me I sometimes ignore all the random friend request :))
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
118.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
had a child who doesnt love me 11/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
78.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
As a huge Harvest Moon: Back To Nature fan i can honestly say this is the best thing since. Worth every penny and more. 10/10 would buy again.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
227.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
I think what makes this game so good (and perhaps so popular) is that it struck the perfect balance. It is a simple farming sim, social/town sim, old-school dungeon crawler (very simplified), and an achievement hunter's dream. None of the aspects of the game ever reach a point where they feel tedious or pointless. At no point did any one goal feel like it was unachievable, or that the time or work to make it happen outweighed the end result.

Stardew Valley gives you just enough mini-goals at just the right frequency. You can take it as slow or as fast as you like. You are never punished for changing your mind about what goal to work on and the game is built in such a way that you can juggle several goals at a time without too much difficulty. I love being free to follow the game's quests and suggested tasks or to ignore them entirely. I can interact with the villagers, court them, make friends with them or ignore them completely without penalty. Each of the segments of the game (farming, mining/combat, socializing, collecting items) is just simple enough to invite you to learn them thoroughly and just complex enough to be interesting without getting to the point of feeling grindy.

I should mention that I never played any of the Harvest Moon games, but I did play Animal Crossing on the Wii. This game shares a similar feel in the social aspects of Animal Crossing, but lacks the deep penalties in that game (in Animal Crossing if you fail to visit towns-people regularly or give them gifts they will get upset and move away!).

I would highly recommend this game to anyone who plays casual farming sims, social/town sims. This game would also work well for people who like being handed small, easily achieveable quests at an easy pace or who wants to be able to change the type of play-style at a moment's notice (great for those who want/enjoy constant change of pace).

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We need chinese plz
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79.4 hrs
Posted: October 28
Never thought turnips could be so addictive! 10/10 would harvest again
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204.3 hrs
Posted: October 28
Worth every cent. This game has it all and more, much like Harvest Moon but with way better characters and no restrictions. The game has a feel to it that really pulls you in and you could find yourself playing all night.
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81.9 hrs
Posted: October 28
Buy it
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⋆*✧♡ 👽CLAUDIA👽
319.7 hrs
Posted: October 28
My hours played need only explain what this game holds.
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13.3 hrs
Posted: October 27
The best game i've ever played
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48.4 hrs
Posted: October 27
Must play one more hour....I don't need sleep. No really, this game is immensely charming, the soundtrack is lovely (the mines!), the pixelart is crisp, and the vibe is warm and fuzzy. I don't play a whole lot of games on my computer, but this one certainly sucked me in. Highly, highly recommended. (Runs great on a Macbook Air btw.)
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2.6 hrs
Posted: October 27
A truly remarkable piece of nostalgia mixed with fresh, engaging gameplay. I'm so relaxed.
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Dizzy Rogue
30.2 hrs
Posted: October 27
This is truly a work of art...
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