Stardew Valley

Jun 16, 2017

Sometimes you just need something wholesome and peaceful in your life.  Welcome to Stardew Valley.

This simple little indie game that could has made its way from a Steam trial to major consoles. Your completely customizable character gives up on corporate life and goes to live on the farm inherited from your grandfather. You have absolute control over how you live your life from there.

The neighboring town is full of interesting characters, twelve of whom are potentially romanceable.  There are hidden intrigues and depictions of realistic problems, but nothing will drag you down.

The graphics are delightfully retro 16-bit, the music is charming, and the game as a whole just gives me relaxed, happy feelings.

The only reason I didn't give this five stars is that it's a computer game ported to consoles without adapting it as such. It's really difficult to use a mouse with a controller, and that is my sole complaint.

Try it. It's worth checking out, either for PS4 or XBox One.

Reviewed by Library Staff