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May 10, 2021, 12:54 PM
 
My son played it on DS, a long time ago.
     
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May 10, 2021, 08:08 PM
 
I'd say that the game is more anti-globalist. It's not anti-capitalist, since there are multiple markets, trading posts at every location, and you basically beat the game by making enough money to buy all the max level goodies. What the game paints in a bad light is globohomo (globalist-homogenized) corporatized "capitalism," i.e. Walmart bankrupting local small businesses who can't compete with its pricing and margins.

My biggest beef with the content is that *all* the men are painted as soyboy bitches or otherwise insufferably flawed. I've played two characters long enough to get married, and I ended up marrying one of the girls the first time around, because the boys are all hella obnoxious. Second game married my IRL hubs in co-op, so I didn't have to bother.

I despise unnecessary politicizing in entertainment, and Stardew Valley definitely doesn't do that.
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May 10, 2021, 08:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
My son played it on DS, a long time ago.
You might be thinking of a Harvest Moon game. Stardew Valley isn't available for DS. The oldest console it's on is Vita, and that was abandoned after 1.3 (sadly).
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May 11, 2021, 06:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
I'd say that the game is more anti-globalist.
That’s a fair distinction, and it’s thematically appropriate to a game about a family farm. Thanks for the clarification!

I only played enough to grasp there was some form of agenda being pushed, but I obviously only had the barest idea of what it was.
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May 11, 2021, 10:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
You might be thinking of a Harvest Moon game. Stardew Valley isn't available for DS. The oldest console it's on is Vita, and that was abandoned after 1.3 (sadly).
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Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
My biggest beef with the content is that *all* the men are painted as soyboy bitches or otherwise insufferably flawed. I've played two characters long enough to get married, and I ended up marrying one of the girls the first time around, because the boys are all hella obnoxious. Second game married my IRL hubs in co-op, so I didn't have to bother.
Rune Factory 4 is kinda like this. Everyone’s a dud except for a couple so-so late game options.

The best choices, by like an order of magnitude, aren’t romance-able.

I just didn’t bother.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Rune Factory 4 is kinda like this. Everyone’s a dud except for a couple so-so late game options.

The best choices, by like an order of magnitude, aren’t romance-able.

I just didn’t bother.
My assumption is that the creator, Concerned Ape, was probably bullied a lot when he was a kid for being nerdy and creative, so he channeled the stereotypes he observed and hated around him into the characters he created. It also explains why there are several interesting women (Robin, Emily, Abigail, Maru) but also a ditz.

They're all *intolerably* bad unfortunately. Each one has a fatal flaw that makes me just want to smack them upside the head and yell "BE A MAN FOR ONCE."
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May 14, 2021, 04:34 AM
 
Unfortunately, RF 4 doesn’t have that excuse. It’s just kinda lazy. Everybody is one-dimensional, and tends to behave like a child, or actually is a child.




If I ever romance this character, feel free to call the ****in cops.
     
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May 27, 2021, 02:05 PM
 
The romance in RF was stupid and felt creepy to me also.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Ok, this is another "not breath of the wild" zelda game that is basically button-mashing fighting. However it is much better than the older Hyrule Warriors. Combat is better, audio less annoying, playing as Impa is cool, flying is cool, and the story does progress somewhere. I was just at the point when I got to drive Rudania, which was at first really fun, then frustrating as there are HUNDREDS of enemies to destroy, and aiming was tricky. I had to return it to the library. Considering purchasing that one, but it is so short that I also wonder if I could finish it with another rental.
     
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May 30, 2021, 09:15 PM
 
Hands down the best male character in RF4 is Porcoline. There’s at least some mild depth to him, he’s sweet, funny, and he cooks. Not romanceable of course.

Played a little Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, which just got a port to the Switch. It’s (local only) co-op, “mash the attack button over and over” dungeon crawling. Unfortunately, I can’t really recommend it. Looks really nice for a 20-year-old game, but the color palette is so drab it’s impossible to tell what the hell is going on. It was one cheap death after another, and we were playing on easy.

It’s still kinda fun because co-op is fun, but that’s mostly in spite of itself.
     
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Jun 11, 2021, 11:53 AM
 
Rune Factory 5 is getting a localization for release next year. Unfortunately, I hear the game is poorly coded.
     
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Jun 12, 2021, 11:27 PM
 
Mario + Rabbids 2 is coming! Whoo hoo!

I should really finish the first one. Only about halfway through.
     
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Jun 17, 2021, 11:07 AM
 


BOTW2. Aiming for a (presumably Christmas) 2022 release.
     
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Jun 17, 2021, 01:16 PM
 
Kid and I are there for it.
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In space, no one can hear… Zelda being all whiny.
     
 
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