The latest game in the Tropico series! I loved number 5 but sadly did not obsessively play it as much as Tropico 4.
There isn’t really a blurb for the game but if you really want to break it down – think of Tropico as Sim City but if it was run by a Cuban dictator. It’s a world building simulation set in a banana republic kind of island where you try and juggle the political, economical, and social issues of the island as you try and stay in power throughout the ages.
El Presidente is back!
Play on large archipelagos for the first time in the series. Manage multiple islands at the same time and adapt to various new challenges.
Send your agents on raids to foreign lands to steal world wonders and monuments, to add them to your collection.
Build bridges, construct tunnels and transport your citizens and tourists in taxis, buses and aerial cable cars. Tropico 6 offers completely new transportation and infrastructure possibilities.
Customize the looks of your palace at will and choose from various extras. Tropico 6 features a revised research system focusing on the political aspects of being the world’s greatest dictator.
Election speeches are back! Address the people and make promises that you can’t possibly keep.
Blurb: You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?
Build the farm of your dreams: Turn your overgrown fields into a lively and bountiful farm!
Express yourself: There are hundreds of character & home customization options to choose from!
Master your ranching skills: Raise animals, go fishing, tend to crops & craft useful machines for your farm!
Become a part of the local community: Pelican Town is home to 30 residents you can get to know!
Meet someone special: With 12 townsfolk to date, you may even find someone to start a family with!
Release Date: 26 February 2016. Played on: Nintendo Switch.
Genre: Simulation. Role-playing. Farming.
Mode: Single Player and Multiplayer.
My Thoughts: Stardew Valley is a farming simulator with a plot heavy edge. The basic plot of the game is you are left a farm by your grandfather who has just passed away. Your character decides to leave their unhappy corporate life and give farming a go. Already a win for me.
I will come right out and say that Stardew Valley is very similar to the Harvest Moon games. However, the two games differ through their content. Stardew Valley is more mature in the subject matter that is included in the stories (I’m looking at you Shane). Also unlike Harvest Moon I don’t feel like pulling my hair out at the slow pace of the game 😛
Stardew Valley is a pretty much a step up from the Harvest Moon series.
I have a fondness for simulation games and the fact that this one is so filled with plot is amazing! I have previously played Stardew Valley on my PlayStation, however the file corrupted so my amazing farm and newborn baby with Shane has been lost to the ages 😥
With the game being available on the Switch (which I play way more than any other console) I couldn’t help myself and I purchased the game again. No regrets.
Best Bits: So many compelling characters! I think I’ve figured out which character to romance and then I have a cut scene with another character and suddenly I’m questioning everything.
My current play through is as a male character and I am thinking about pursuing Alex. I really enjoy the characters of the game, they’re all really varied and with my second play through I am finding all sorts of things that I missed before. The game has so much content!
I love this game. It has just the right mix of farm simulation and role playing to keep my attention for hours.
Recommendations: I would really recommend this game for people looking for a fun and engaging simulation game. It is very easy to lose hours to this game as it keeps you hooked with so much content.
Honestly, I’d recommend everyone give this game a go, it’s from an indie developer and is just so fabulous. You don’t need to be a fan of the simulation genre to find enjoyment from this game.