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It is sooooo easy to lose hours playing this. I have lost countless hours in this game and I have no regrets. I really like the fact that this game is not a paid to win model and I like that proportionately the price is very good considering it’s an iOS game but yet it is a full pledge game. So with all of that being said I gave the game five stars because with every review that I’ve done with every update every issue that has been addressed has pretty much been solved with every issue and so I not only give five stars to the game but also five stars to the developer who listens to review feedback and customer support. Of course I feel that with any port of a game that either started off on consoles or a platform with mechanical controls I always feel that the controls can be better but I also don’t know how to solve it so I am not going to complain too much. However if there is one thing that I can ask is that I think the inventory system needs to be reworked. A suggestion for that would be instead of the scrolling feature that we currently have to scroll through all of our inventory while we’re playing the game, Instead perhaps have a drag and slide from the left side out option so that we have full access to our inventory. Regardless of that I have absolutely no issues with this game that would allow me to give it any less than five stars.
I do adore this game, I have played it on my friends switch for hours on end after them went to bed and even when they were awake. When I herd it was coming to mobile I was stoked, I immediately preordered and the moment it was out I was downloading. I began to play and noticed differences in controls, when I started playing there were three things I would change. Not having to switch between tools, it was in the right place it’s a wonderful mechanic, until your trying to water your crops and you accidentally use your pickaxe and destroy it. Smaller screen, once again in the right place a smaller screen smaller window right? As someone who likes to see more especially with such vast spaces like the woods a bigger area that you can see is preferred, if there were perhaps an option to scale this in any way that would be perfect. Some things take more time, compared to the switch at least. One of the things I loved about the switch was just being able to throw things into the deposit box. When I noticed this ability had been removed I was saddened partly due to inside jokes but mainly because it saved time being able to run by and throw things was easier then having to open a menu and select from there. Anyway those are just three small things I would be so happy if were changed but these things wouldn’t keep me from this game ever. It’s such a fun and immersive game that just steals your attention, it’s fantastic.
I love Stardew Valley. I put many (too many) hours into it on PC, and, upon seeing it available on mobile, I decided to try it out. Before I bought it, I noticed how the controls were complained about by many, but I decided that I could work it out. The game overall is a brand new experience, different from most other games. The graphics are a joy to look at, the soundtrack and sound effects are done well enough, and the quests that you can do are seemingly never ending. The ability to not just farm, but to fish, mine, quest, adventure, and socialize makes for a game with so much content that you’ll probably never ship every item in the game. As for the controls, you just have to customize them and adjust to them. Personally, I hated having to click wherever I wanted to go/interact with. So, after a trip to the settings, I was able to make it an invisible joystick with a button. This configuration was that of my dreams. It worked just how I wanted it to, and it allowed me to enjoy the game much, much more. If you are on the fence about getting Stardew Valley, I’d recommend it. It has something for everyone: farming, crafting, mining, fighting, socializing, questing, and more. Stardew Valley is a great game on mobile and just requires some adjustment. I hope I helped.
I’ve got the played this game for a while on my Mac and love it. Moving it to iOS is amazing, as I rarely have time to sit down with my computer and play, so getting a day or two in here and there in between real life is GREAT! However, there’s still a few bugs. The Spring Easter Egg hunt was a bust, it wouldn’t let me collect any eggs! I saw them everywhere, but I couldn’t click on them or walk through them, they just stayed. The controls take a little getting used to, and battling in the mines isn’t very user friendly with the controls. It definitely doesn’t work like a point and click on the computer. I’m glad they’ve added the ability to aim your cast when fishing, as sometimes the bubbles appear on a diagonal from any standing point with no way to reach them! Hopefully this helps. I am happy to see this game mirrors the full version in every way (so far), as I’ve been a huge fan for ages! There hasn’t been any real games like this for iOS so I’m ecstatic! Please just fix the Easter Egg Hunts, and make the battle controls a little more accurate! Auto-fighting is terrible, you can’t back away because you get hit, however slime balls just do constant damage while you auto swing at the wrong time. Manual isn’t much better, as it seems to have a lag, unlike the point and click of the Mac version.
Don’t get me wrong, I love this game! I have hundreds of hours on the Steam version and I was so hyped for a mobile version coming out. I like how they didn’t produce a washed down version of Stardew Valley and kept it fundamentally the same. But, the controls need to be updated. It’s tapping and holding down to move and use your items. This creates a weird combination of the two especially when you’re fighting in the mines. Your hand is blocking your view of your energy and health bar when you want to mine something, fight, or move somewhere. The slimes are attacking you and it’s hard to fight back given the current controls. The auto fighting option doesn’t help whatsoever. It seems to make it even worse, in my opinion. I suggest adding joystick or buttons of some kind like in RPGs for moving and using items. If the developers don’t like the idea of having that as the automatic controls, there should at least be an option for it. Maybe it’s an iPad thing, but the fishing mini game is so small. It takes up less than half of my screen and is hard to manage. Even the tutorial for the fishing was difficult because of that. I’m sure after a new update comes, all will be fixed and I can’t wait for that. I’ll also change my review to reflect what it is currently. I hope this helps somewhat and if anyone is actually reading this, thank you for your time.
Move to the countryside, and cultivate a new life in this award-winning open-ended farming RPG! With over 50+ hours of gameplay content and new Mobile-specific features, such as auto-save and multiple controls options.
**Winner of the Golden Joysticks' Breakthrough Award**
**Nominee of Game of the Year 2017 - BAFTA
BUILD THE FARM OF YOUR DREAMS:
■ Turn your overgrown fields into a lively and bountiful farm
■ Raise and breed happy animals, grow a variety of seasonal crops and design your farm, your way
■ Customize your farmer and home! With hundreds of options to choose from
■ Settle down and start a family with 12 potential marriage candidates
■ Become part of the community by taking part in seasonal festivals and villager quests
■ Explore vast, mysterious caves, encountering dangerous monsters and valuable treasure
■ Spend a relaxing afternoon at one of the local fishing spots or go crabbing by the seaside
■ Forage, grow crops and produce artisan goods to cook up as a delicious meal
■ Rebuilt for touch-screen gameplay on iOS with mobile-specific features, such as auto-select to toggle quickly between your farming tools and auto-attack to swiftly take down fiendish monsters in the mines
■ Continue farming from where you last left off with auto-save (even if you close the app!)
■ Play the game your way with multiple controls options, such as touch-screen and virtual joystick
“The best version of Stardew Valley is the one you have with you … This game is absolutely incredible, and will not disappoint.” - TouchArcade
"Stardew Valley beautifully combines farm simulation with RPG elements to create an intriguing, absorbing rural world." - IGN
“Far more than just a farming game... filled with seemingly endless content and heart.” Giant Bomb
"Village life has never been so accessible and satisfying" - The Telegraph
“Stardew Valley has been the most rich and heartwarming experience I’ve had in a game in years.” CG Magazine
Note: Features new 1.3 update story content, multiplayer functionality not supported. No in-app purchases.
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