I was looking to get my son into some games other than first person shooters, so I got Stardew Valley last night. I liked how the game has a retro look, almost like what you might expect in a mid 90’s SNES type game. There appear to be missions in the game but otherwise the gameplay seems fairly open and one is free to ‘live’ in Stardew Valley however one wants.
I only got about an hour of play time in just to test it out. I’m not sure how my son is going to take to it. ‘Retro’ doesn’t mean anything to him because he never saw this style of game back in the 90’s. And while I gather it’s possible to ‘fight’ monsters in the game, it doesn’t appear like the combat model is any more sophisticated than having a weapon in hand and clicking on the bad guys. There does, however, appear to be some economic management elements to the game.
Any suggestions on fun ways to make money?
Are there other aspects to this game a 13 yr old boy might find appealing I should draw his attention to first?