I want to tell you about a game I just started playing recently…what you didn’t know is that your bishop enjoys video games…well you learn something new every day! 😉
It is called My Time at Portia by Team17, and I play it on the Nintendo Switch. My Switch Friend Code. Just a reminder to folks who are here for the first time, all links open in a new window/tab depending on what browser you are using.
This game is similar in nature to Stardew Valley which is why I wanted to try it. I think it is much better than Stardew Valley, the gameplay/storyline is a bit better, the graphics are fantastic. If you enjoyed Stardew Valley then you will definitely enjoy this game!
I highly recommend it even though Team17 is still working the bugs out it. Yes the game has some bugs and glitches but it is a new release (at least for the Switch), and they are working on patches and updates for it, but I still enjoy it even with them.
This is the description from Team17’s website. “Start a new life in the enchanting town of Portia! Restore your Pa’s neglected workshop to its former glory, grow crops, raise animals, befriend the towns quirky inhabitants and uncover the mysteries this charming post-apocalyptic land has forgotten!
Armed with your Pa’s workshop handbook and old workbench, you must gather, mine and craft your way to being crowned the number one workshop in the whole of Portia. Be prepared though…it won’t be easy!
Inspired by the magic of Studio Ghibli, My Time at Portia whisks you away to a world of wonder that you won’t forget. How will you spend your time at Portia?
The town of Portia is full of unique characters for you to get to know. They will go to school, do their jobs, workout, and have fun. They also have unique stories for the player to experience. The player will be able to get into relationships with other townsfolk; whether they are looking for friendships, romances or even marriage.
Each player is free to make their own mark on Portia and immerse themselves in a warm, welcoming town full of experiences.”
This next description comes from My Time at Portia Wiki. The game has also been released for consoles for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch platforms on April 16, 2019. The console version changelists can be found here.
Besides the above Wiki, I also use Neoseeker for help when I need it.
I will do another review after the next update for the Switch. I hope you will give this game a try.