All other video games not related to the main farming series - Pokemon, Stardew Valley, My Time at Portia, and other indie-developed games.
- Huggy Chickens
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Thanks for that! Good to know about the Target deal, for anybody who has more than one game they want to pick up right now. The only other deal afaik is still Green Man Gaming... 16% off of retail. It'll be a little more if you're already a GMG customer. (I got it for 20% off, which is pretty good for week one. I'll take it, at least.)
Mostly. I don't notice a difference on the overworld map (moving between your farm and other places) but on the farm/in town etc there's a BIG difference. In the demo I struggled to get everything done, even early on, now I have hours of time to spare.
Played the first few days after the intro to get myself rolling again, and I'm happy. It runs great on PC. The controls are just like Genshin, designed for an XBOX controller (so backwards). (Buttons match up to the names on the controller, but the icons are backwards to where they're oriented on screen.) Character portraits look LOVELY on a bigger monitor. The art scales up well, and you get to see a lot of detail you don't on Switch.
Pretty happy to have picked the game up. The slower clock has given me more leisure to explore, and at the day I left off I just made enough money to go pick up fishing supplies (which I didn't make time for in the demo). Looking forward to picking it back up tomorrow!
Edit: Next day update...
Steam reviews are up to 74% mostly positive! That sounds more like it.
Still enjoying my time. Fishing is a GREAT source of income. (There's a Steam achievement for catching 20 in a day. ) I'm trying not to sell TOO much at once, though, cause I don't know how costly deaths will get down the road. I only died once to the demo boss, so I don't have a lot of info, but iirc you can't quit and reload like RF. Pretty sure the game auto saved, but I'll try to quit and reload whenever I do die...just to be sure.
I won't care too much if it's a set price, but a percentage would be a problem.
- Ultimate Farming Fanatic
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Glad to see that the PC version looks much better than the Switch demo I experienced. Will probably consider picking this up in the future. Does leveling feel too grind-y? I remember spending a lot of time grinding levels when I played FF games up to 9 and don't want to spend my time grinding levels instead of good pacing between the story and the farming aspects.
- Huggy Chickens
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I'm just back through the demo content (first area, could be at most 8 hours, imo), and so FAR there has been no grinding. (No level grinding, that is. Like Rune Factory you have different weapons you can use, and you have to level up your skill with each weapon separately by using it. That's probably the biggest grind.)cinnamon_yuki wrote: ↑Nov 09, 2022 4:17 am Glad to see that the PC version looks much better than the Switch demo I experienced. Will probably consider picking this up in the future. Does leveling feel too grind-y? I remember spending a lot of time grinding levels when I played FF games up to 9 and don't want to spend my time grinding levels instead of good pacing between the story and the farming aspects.
I do remember reading in one review that there are difficulty spikes later though, so maybe wishlist for now and check around by the time you see the game on sale. You'll for sure be able to find out then.
The game really opens up past the demo content. I still don't know why the demo was limited to 15 days (not there yet) but I see why it was cut off where it was. Basically everything gets rolling after that. Plot, side quests, farm related stuff. It wasn't overwhelming for me, but I could see it getting overwhelming. Since it's just...beginning of story and then...everything else.
I wonder if cooking will end up being more profitable later... The one meal I can cook sells for less than its ingredients. Makers may end up being good. I've only unlocked one of those, though.
Spoiler for right after demo content...