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The day has finally come! In a year full of excellent Nintendo Switch games, and Super Mario Odyssey just around the corner, we have the long-awaited Stardew Valley releasing on October 5th, 2017. Use this thread to discuss the ins and outs of the title since most of us will be playing it for the first time. What crops are you working on? What did you name your cow? This spiritual successor to the Harvest Moon franchise intends to be a next step in the Farming Simulator genre with more choice and ways to play your 'life' than ever before. It's surely going to eat away at many of our Switch's hours.
So after some more time has passed I wanted to chime in on this again.
I stopped playing for a while as we worked through Xenoblade 2, and the other day I picked it back up to finish out Year 2. Except... I played for like two minutes and didn't want to keep playing. I'm not exactly sure what happened, but time away from the game seems to have broke all the momentum I had going and now I'm just not having any fun at all. Which is odd because I've never had a game do that, as far as I can remember. Sometimes it takes time to get back into the swing of things if I leave a game for a bit, but in this case I literally don't ever want to play it again. It's kind of weird.
I will probably start over at some point, from the beginning on a new save, but at the moment everything in the game just feels dead and lifeless to me. Maybe it's because I quit only a few days after achieving some major in-game goals I had set for myself, like getting married. Now it just feels empty and routine, without anything to look forward to. Strange.
I stopped playing for other games too and I don't think I will ever get back into it unless I hit a huge drought in my gaming, which seems unlikely. I got some fun out of it but it wasn't quite what I want out of those type of games. Something like Animal Crossing feels so much more alive to me.
Host has to be playing, since there is a time element to the game. It isn't like Minecraft where anyone can come in and out and the days and nights don't really matter other than Creepers come out to blow your beautiful work to bits.