Stardew Valley and the Unbearable Weight of Existence
Look, I just… I just didn’t ‘get’ Stardew Valley, OK? I tried guys, I really did. I tried for you. I made my farm, I planted my parsnips, I chatted up my neighbors, and I spent just about every second wishing I was doing literally anything else in the world.
Let’s rewind. Stardew Valley is the long-awaited debut game from indie developer Eric Barone, pitched as a spiritual successor to the Harvest Moon franchise, a throwback, retro-inspired farming simulator for the sort of people who start sal