We’re in week five of our new video series, and this week we’re playing the iconic farming sim, Stardew Valley. We’re taking a look back at some of the most beloved games to talk about why they’ve achieved such status, with one superfan guiding someone who’s less in love through the many reasons why they love it.
This week, Sam and Josh will play the iconic simulation role-playing video game developed by a man of legend, Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone. Originally released in 2016, players take on the role of a character taking over his late grandfather’s dilapidated farm in a place known as Stardew Valley. The game is open, allowing players to do activities such as farming, raising livestock, mining and foraging for food, selling goods, and socializing with the townspeople, including the ability to marry and have children.
Stardew Valley is very popular in the GamesRadar office and Josh himself is a fan of many similar games, including the Harvest Moon series. However, he has constantly bounced around Stardew Valley. Can Sam show Josh what he’s been missing and convince him to give Stardew Valley another chance?
If there’s a classic game you want us to go back and play, let us know in the comments.