Stardew Valley is about getting away from the hustle & bustle of modern living to settle down to a quiet life in the country.
It’s about figuring out what’s really important and pursuing it, looking at each day as the start of a new adventure.
It’s about getting back to nature and forming real connections with people (ironic since it’s a game you play by yourself? Well, multiplayer is coming!). That’s why I’m doing a “blind run”, not looking anything up. The sense of discovery, learning about a new place and new people over time, is a huge draw of the game.
I don’t want to go through the whole game over the course of a few weeks. I think that playing at such a slow pace, taking one day at a time and writing about it, fits into the themes of the game perfectly.
Oh, that reminds me, if you’d like to check out an excellent Let’s Play style blog on another game, you should read “Living in Oblivion“ by Christopher Livingston, in which he chronicles the life of an NPC in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I’m aiming for a similar sort of feel with this blog.
Next post will be Day Zero of the playthrough! I’ll show character creation and the prologue of Stardew Valley.