Although listed as a farm game, it is a RPG pure and simple that follows the aesthetics, in the graphic section, of the 8 and 16-bit classics. As soon as we start, we will find ourselves in an attractive place in the middle of nature, moving away from the city and moving to a remote place with low population. So much so that we will hardly see people on the street and only during business hours. In fact, shops they are only open in your business hours, and not all day.
Stardew Valley is not a farm game but a complete and elaborate RPG
You have a series of tools that will help you cut down trees, break stone or eliminate grass. Every action, as in any system of crafting, will give you materials: seeds, stone, wood and a long etcetera that you can to sell to make some money. And with this money you can buy more special materials, with specific functions, or tools such as a fishing rod that allows you to catch fish. The options are really wide. And you can work the soil of your farm to put seeds and, watering every day –except when it rains, it won’t be necessary-, receive the fruit of your harvest. And eat them, or sell them.
But not everything is the joyous life on your farm and with ‘your little plants’. There’s also enemies out there that you’re going to have to stand up to. Your appearance, which is customizable, will not affect the fighting. But yes, every choice you make and every action you take, the relationships with the villagers. All that makes us feel and enjoy that it is a game with a experience absolutely personalized to each player.
Hundreds of hours of play and far beyond your farm
Although it may seem like a game with bad graphics, it is not. And although it may seem like another farm title, it is not. Aesthetics Pixel art It is cared for down to the smallest detail and is noticeable when, for example, we see how the weather changes and each of the elements on the screen responds. And even, as we said before, the rain has an effect on the crops and, for example, it will save us from having to fill our watering can to go through our crops with the water they need.
And the role that we have, as users and protagonists of the game, goes far beyond take care of the farm. Although also, our objective is not only make money and tools to keep growing more and better and better. That will take us a good part of our time, yes, but there is a fundamental part in relations with the rest of the inhabitants. It will be what allows us to keep track of progress in the game to achieve find ourselves. Which is the ultimate goal of having gone to the country, to make our own farm.
It is not a cheap game, but once you start playing you discover that it is not expensive at all
A priori, 8.99 euros for a game for mobile devices can be expensive. But it’s a game in which we have a single payment. When we start playing, at no time will we find micropayments or transactions of any kind. On the other hand, the number of hours of play that it can offer us again shows us that, in reality, it is not expensive due to the quality with which it is developed. This and that it is constantly receiving updates that make it even better.
We are talking about a video game that comes from computer and that, due to its Pixel Art style, gives a completely different impression from reality. The price at which it is sold in the Google Play Store adjusts perfectly to what it offers us, and is undoubtedly a must have for our mobile devices. Despite the fact that, due to the touch control of mobiles, the gaming experience is more rewarding on other platforms.