Terreria from above?
For those that like harvest moon, release date end of February.
Terreria from above?
Cucklefish? Skip it. If you need an explanation as to why, remember that Starbound has been in stage one of its three-stage beta program since December 2013. RELEASE NEVER EVER
Oh my god this game is dominating me. I just played 4 hours and it felt like 20 minutes. Awesome game if you were a fan of Harvest Moon.
This game is crack. It's also #9 on Steam right now.
I had the original Harvest Moon for SNES, so this is like a giant gooey ooze of nostalgia all over my brain.
Damn just started my new job, don't know if this is something i should be getting into right now lol.
Loved SNES Harvest Moon and have been severely disappointed by all the terrible sequels. This looks like an instant buy
Game is a life ruiner for sure. I've been putting in like 8 hours every day after work because I make good adult decisions.
fuck this is addicting.
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I played like 40 minutes yesterday and can definitely see the danger :P Although it feels to me like in-game time goes a little too fast but maybe that's just because I don't know what I'm doing yet.
Stardew looks good, will still consider buying even if it gives money to the deplorable assholes at Chucklefish.
also, yeah, getting annoyed at starbound being unfinished is fine... But saying skip an actual finished game published by them? that makes no sense.
ps. have no idea the quality of this game. have not played. but also, not seeing people complain of it being unfinished.
Pirated the game and now I'm addicted. Will probably end up buying it. Dammit.
I never played harvest moon on the snes so these types of game are new to me. I am definitely enjoying it however the fact that one person made this is obvious as there is a lot of things to nitpick about the game that could have been addressed if the dev would have had beta testers for feedback.
Absolutely, I think there's a lot of room for improvement on this thing. Even so, it's a lot of fun and relaxing. It's also really easy on the eyes, which lets me play it for a long time.
I have played 30+ hours already, never heard of harvest moon or farming simulators before this. Just started spring year 2. Well worth 15 dollars.
Yeah, this game is pretty baller. It's not quite as good as Rune Factory for combat, or Harvest Moon for farming. But it has a lot of just random shit to do, and it's very nostalgic feeling. Easily worth the $15 if either of those games I mentioned interested you.
lol I agree, I was skeptical about the price but purchased it today and it seems pretty damn cool.
Couldn't get into this until I made a character with an afro and beard and called him Bob Ross.
Fun game, though early on I feel very overwhelmed. You want to improve your farm, talk to everyone to build friendship values, explore the mine for the adventurer guild, roam around the city/beach scavenging stuff for cash, do some time limited quests from the bulletin board, all the while the clock is constantly ticking down per day. I rarely get everything I want done in a day! Think I may just focus on only a few npcs for friendship and work on the rest later once the farm is established and requires less maintenance.
It's a common Harvest Moon/Rune Factory deal. You start with -so- much shit you could theoretically do, each day. You clearly aren't doing all of it, and that's sort of niggling. But as you progress you make certain purchases and plant certain crops and you end up with a lot of free time each day to just roam around doing whatever. It's probably a specific design choice, as -every- HM/RF game has the same progression. Eventually you narrow down specific activities and specific people, and spend your time doing them. Wink wink nudge nudge.
By the end of the first year, my farm is almost entirely covered in sprinklers and I am working on upgrading my barn/coops so they are automated as well. Spend most of my time fishing/mining. Waiting for the next spring so I can complete the Community Center.
Fun game, worth the $15.
Been really enjoying this game.
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until like, two weeks into winter. Also, I never quite looked directly at my sickle, because I figured there would be special grass in the summer to cut. Cleared like 80% of the farm of grass before I actually looked at the damn thing. Oh well, grass starters for everyone. You get a starter, and -you- get a starter! Have 12 animals though and two silos after I realized my mistake, and it was mostly just keeping the animal numbers low enough until I started hitting fall and knew my veggie train was at a temporary end that I went ham on purchasing them. Stockpiled what I could and with my daily income of mayo and cheese dollars, in no threat of having undernourished stock. I will probably fill both "big" buildings before the end of winter, and hopefully I can get the next upgrade for the barn so I can knock out those community center requests.Spoiler:
Hadn't/haven't read any wikis/spoiler deals on this yet, so my mistakes aren't quite as retarded as they seem at face value, hah. The grass thing though... total min/maxer newb move.
Fishing so far is the low part for me, as I am 100% doing it just to do the requests at the center.
I've never played Harvest Moon or Rune Factory, so the almost total lack of guidance at the beginning of this is very off-putting. I end up playing a day or two and then I go do something else because it seems like I'm not accomplishing anything. Mostly because I have no idea wtf I'm supposed to be doing in the first place.
A few big blunder's learned from my first sit-down with the game.
1. My first game, I hit Summer rather quick. I had a massive field of crops in process that all turned brown. I kept watering them for a few days, but nothing came back to life and they were all dead. I lost like 8k gold on the deal. I was pissed, so I stared over and decided to plan for the season change this time. I counted the number of remaining days in the season and bought crops that matured in the time frame accordingly. It was all Cali-flowers leading up to the last 5 days of the month.
2. I ran the mines about 10 times, not accomplishing much, before realizing that the elevators are a progress save system every 5 levels.
3. Every girl in town seems to hate me. I still have no idea why. What ever, ya buncha bitches.
4. The festivals/events are clearly an opportunity to get rare stuff or make connections with people, but I have yet to figure out how to capitalize on them. I did find the most Easter eggs though, which gave me a cosmetic hat.
5. I learned to never exert yourself to the point of fatigue. Even after getting a nights sleep, only 50% of your energy bar will be refilled, limiting what progress can be made the next day.
6. The TV will teach you new recipe's from certain shows, certain days of the week. So, I started checking that daily.
Something like that would have been in a manual, or a required cutscene conversation would have said "use that hoe, ho!" or something in the spiritual predecessor games.
Fight: I did the exact same thing my first spring with tons of crops and watering them in summer. Largely because I didn't notice that months have 28 days in them vs. HM's original 30. I had my crops timed to all ripen on the 29th. Color me surprised when that didn't happen. I didn't restart, but I definitely had a lot of wasted money in those, and a lot of plans ended up taking longer to get moving without that bump right before summer. Especially with all the long term ripening stuff.
Bought Fallout 4, found out my 3.5 year old computer can't really run it. Sad panda. Bought Stardew Valley, reminds me of an improved version of SNES Harvest Moon. Happy panda.
Alright homos, who did you marry?
Abigail is such a caricature of a misunderstood gamer girl that I couldn't help but patriarchy the shit out of her. Instrumentals in the rain, bitches.
Probably gonna buy this tonight to play on laptop while at parents' house. A lot of these indies basically require a controller, but I suspect keyboard is perfectly adequate or even ideal for this game. Correct?
Game works fine with keyboard and mouse.
I've been using a steam controller for like 99% of it, and it works really well as well for this title.
Thanks guys - figured as much. Always looking for short-session, laptop-friendly Steam games, although if the game is half as addictive as claimed I will be ignoring my parents tonight.
I had to stop playing it because it was preventing me from writing lab reports for two different classes. It was really bad. I kept going "Okay I'll go to bed and then stop" and then get up and start watering crops immediately....
It needs to be on tablets. /lifeover
I just got to Summer year 2 over the weekend. I'll be a millionaire by Fall I'm pretty sure. I pretty much have ignored town relationships and fishing to this point, focusing all my time in the Skull Mines and on the farm. I have about 50 - 66% of the farm covered in automated sprinklers. Got my Barn, Coup, and House all upgraded to max. I need to work on finding a wife, but it might be too late to win her over before the game ends, I don't know.
This dude is insane:
I never played the SNES game that many people compare this to. From reading about it and seeing screenshots, it seems like a more complex Farmville. What am I missing in its appeal?
On paper I should hate this game. Farming, fetch quests, crafting, etc I usually despise. Instead i put in almost 100 hours and loved it. I cant explain it.
I think the SNES style and some of the early game subtle mystery was just enough to get me interested. 30 hours later i am min/maxing my run to the seed store to fill in my shiny new sprinkler areas i grinded in the mines for.
Inching towards 1 Million sales, should do it by the end of the month: Stardew Valley - SteamSpy - All the data and stats about Steam games
I can only imagine how many more this will sell when he gets multiplayer working and then Steam starts including it in their season sales.
Its a solid title, he dun did good work. Happy for his success.
Bought this the other day. Never played Harvest Moon. How is a farm game this fun?
Its ridiculous until you make a bajillion dollars and there isn't anything to drive you forwards.
There's something about farming sims that just clicks with people. Even the shitty Euro Farm Simulator games are hugely successful, and they're way way way more hardcore than something like this, which is light hearted and relaxing to play.
It says out of season crops will die.
So if my Spring parsnips are 4 days away from harvest and Summer is only 3 days away, is my entire parsnip crop lost immediately or do I get a bit of a grace period to bring them in?
Everything dies the day it switches seasons. Gotta be sure to count how long shit will take to finish.
Yeah, 28 days in each season and when it changes non-specific crops die. The specific ones that survive are Ancient plants (spring-winter) and corn (summer-fall). If you get an ancient seed, don't plant that unless you have a seed maker and the greenhouse (don't lose it to random weather events or what have you) and then put it in the greenhouse. Becomes basically the best money-maker in the game, and you can neglect the entirety of the other crops once you start filling the greenhouse with 'em.
Its not all bad though. The crops die, but the ground underneath them should stay tilled. When the season changes, if you leave the spots empty, there's a chance they revert back to normal ground, and can spawn rocks and trees and shit. Its much quicker to cut down dead crops with a scythe, rather than have to axe/pick/hoe the ground again.
really fun and addicting game
can see it appeal to both casual and hardcore players
after some 20 hours total in the game, i proudly found myself in dungeon level 85, only to come here and see lvl 400+ is around
guess i ain't done yet
you can't really lose, but there is so much stuff to min-max it just keeps going, in that way it feels very EQish
I'll add #23. The first Sprinkler you get (1 copper bar, 1 iron bar) is dogshit. It literally only waters 4 squares. It isn't like the ones you see on these videos, lol. (I thought it was)
For affection, once you get fruit trees around the outer edge of the greenhouse (You can plant them outside of the normal "ground" area, and you get like 14 or so total with the spacing required) you can basically walk around town handing everyone fruit, since they sell for a pretty shit amount overall. The same (except the kids/Sam) works by just turning your eggs/milk into mayo/cheese and handing them out. It isn't as fast as tossing people birthday loved presents, but when you've got time to kill, it's worthwhile.
And yeah, the only sprinklers worth it are the last two, really.
Hrm, good question. Mine's up to date but it could be that since I'm on an old save that it is still letting me do it, as I replanted two of my trees yesterday.
Edit: And apparently, it was definitely patched. Just tried it after whacking down a sapling and it won't let me throw another one down in the same spot. Never mind!
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