What a wonderful game. I’m glad I moved from the Witcher to this little gem; it really does show that you don’t need super graphics with a deep storyline to have a compelling gaming experience. Rather, Stardew Valley is a retro-style, “farming” simulator, with just a little story component.
I think the main draw of it is how well it’s implemented. The flow of each day feels so natural, with just the right amount of routine and just the right amount of surprises. The first year feels like you are moving into a brand new home, trying to find friends and start a new life. I’m finally feeling settled into my little farming house.
The main drawback is how time consuming the game is haha.