Stardew Valley

Game review by David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Absorbing farm simulation is fun; some confusing segments.

Windows 2016

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 61 reviews

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age 6+

Best game ever!

MY FAVORITE GAME! Okay, let me get this strait some really old fashioned people may say: "Ooooooooh, AHHHHH SO MUCH Violence! Shane! Babies! AHHHH! Abigail eats rocks!" Well, it is true, they're is a BIT of violence, but no blood at all. Besides, slaying monsters in the game is pretty fun. Now, as for Shane, he does have a part where he's at a cliff, and on the ground, unable to get up because of the amount of beer in his body. It is true, and there's no avoiding that. If your child doesn't understand, you can explain it, but gently. I rated this 6+ mainly for to reasons, One, because of the Shane part, and two, because the tools can be hard to use. I've played this game for six years, and still haven't figured out how you use the slingshot. now, if your kid is super sensitive, try the game at eight. But if they can understand things well, with a bit of parent supervision, ages four and up would be good. Now, you can get married, and have kids, but it's optional. and also, the kissing is very cartoonish. As for Abigail eating rocks, that's just a glitch. I think. Still, there are so many good parts to this amazing game. they're are great role models, messages, and easter eggs. I LOVE THIS GAME! It really has a place in my heart, and to me, is much more then a simple laid back farming game, where you plant corn. To me, It's great. Have a great day!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
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age 8+

The best game EVER!!!

This game an amazing farming simulator! The graphics are beautifully inspired by the 16 bit SNES era! There is so much to do in this game! There is also RPG elements that have you fighting monsters. The laid back farming plus the RPG elements make it a mix of Animal Crossing and Pokemon. There are a few characters mentioned to have a slight drinking problem, but as you befriend them, they start to lean away from it. The women are dressed modestly (without the show of cleavage) There is a casino within the game where the player can play the slots, though again I'll compare this game to Pokemon as all the older Pokemon games have casinos where you are able to play the slots as well. There is also a character that is shown smoking a cigarette. And on a final note there is an character within the game that says the word "hell", though more of in a positive sense, eg: "Alcohol is the devil's tool to bring you down to hell, I'd stay away from it if I were you" Overall, I'd give this game a 10/10 and recommend it to anyone looking for a nice relaxing farming/adventure experience.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
1 person found this helpful.

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