Stardew Valley Review

From the games opening moments, Stardew Valley transported me back to a simpler time in gaming. A time when I found great joy and solace in the simple act of plowing fields, harvesting crops, caring for livestock, and befriending the citizens of the neighboring town. I've written before about Harvest Moon: Back to Nature being my favorite entry in the niche Harvest Moon franchise. But apart from the occasional handheld game like Rune Factory, Natsume was unable to recapture that magic.

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Favorite Video Games - PlayStation (Part One)

My first experiences with the PlayStation were playing it somewhere other than my own home. By this point, my family was firmly in the Nintendo camp with the NintendoSuper Nintendo, and Game Boy so it took awhile to introduce another system into the house after the lackluster experiences with Sega. The timing of nearly 20 years ago is fuzzy but we probably even got the Nintendo 64 before the PlayStation, despite the PlayStation being on the market a year earlier. This was still a time when my father typically waited until he found a system at a garage sale or at the Swap Mart he worked at on the weekends. So my first introductions to the system were playing at my best friend's house or even at the house of my church's youth pastor. I don't remember really anything else about him except that  it was thanks to him that I was able to get my first exposure to...

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