Farming fans are rejoicing as the beloved Stardew Valley has finally become ported digitally to the Nintendo Switch, and for only $14.99. Many of us have played the other console ports, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on computer where it was originally released. While the first two ports were successful, is it worth downloading for the Switch?
The short answer is yes, it is.
Stardew Valley feels right at home on the Switch, as the nostalgic style graphics and laid back gameplay allows for the perfect opportunity to grab your Joycons or system and relax as you explore, fish, plant, and raise animals. If this game was made for a specific platform, it would definitely be the Switch. The controls are flawlessly smooth, the 16-bit graphics are as adorable as ever, and the soundtrack pours out of the Switch’s built in speakers beautifully.
One of the biggest benefits to owning a Switch is what it was designed for- portability. In comparison to laptop, which can be cumbersome, hot, and sometimes require a charger longer than we can provide while on the go, the Switch hosts a decent battery life, a small size, and is comfortable in any situation. From car rides, to waiting rooms, to airplanes, the I have found my Switch to be a bigger convenience for gaming than my laptop. For this reason, and the fact that I travel so often, I have been craving Stardew Valley on the best selling portable console.
In all, the port to the Nintendo Switch is a great one that is worth picking up for any Stardew fan, traveler, or handheld gaming fanatic.
Stardew Valley is now available on the Nintendo eShop for $14.99 USD.
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Owner of Silver Soul Gaming, writer, and podcast host, Silver is a disabled gamer that utilizes her passion for the industry and skills to write to find purpose.