This is a game I have been waiting couple years to play.  You start out moving into an old house on a plot you inherited from your grandfather just outside of the town of Stardew Valley.  With some old hand me down tools and a small amount of money you start a new life here.

From there you have a few choices to make:

  • Start clearing the land and farming it by buying seeds from the local market.
  • Head out to the mines to see how deep they go and fight the creatures there.
  • Complete quests given to you by the citizens of the town.
  • Meat the people in the town and get to know them.
  • Search for collectables for the Museum or the Old Town Hall.
  • Find out how to get a fishing rod and go fishing.
  • Collect resources to upgrade your house or to build more farm buildings.
  • You can build silos, barns, and coops to raise and sell livestock.

I really like games that involve running a farm and growing stuff.  In this game you have to clear the land of rocks and wood, then till the ground, put down fertilizer if you can afford it, plant seeds, and water the crops.  Once the crops mature you can collect them to make more seed or sell them to the market to get more money.  There are four seasons spring, summer, fall, and winter.  For all the seasons except winter there are many different crops you can grow.  Later when your advanced enough there is a building that allows you to grow crops of any season all year round.

There is also livestock such as chickens, cows, pigs, goats, and rabbits.  You have to feed them and socialize with them to keep them making products and reproducing.

If you don't like the farming track that much you could just explore Stardew Valley and fight creatures in the mine.  You can also go fishing for seasonal fish, flotsam, and sometimes treasure.

The town of Stardew Valley has many inhabitants who you can socialize with and help out or even marry if you can get them to like you enough.

They also throw festivals that you can participate in.

There is a lot to do in Stardew Valley, check it out on steam or their web site.

 

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