In his latest Famitsu column, which has been translated by the team at Source Gaming, Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed that he is completely hooked on the charming Stardew Valley on the Nintendo Switch. Sakurai says that he finds the game very relaxing and engaging but says that it is extremely addictive.
“A while back, I bought Stardew Valley on Steam before there was a Japanese translation, and to be honest, I stopped playing during the early stages. It felt like a game one could get hooked on, but the pace was slow, the stamina system keeps you from working as much as you want, and my efforts didn’t yield much reward. I was also busy during that time period, but I had a suspicion that I was misunderstanding how to play, so the game was put on hold.
However, when I bought the game on the Switch and gave it another try… My points of contention when playing the PC version were actually the system, not misunderstanding how to play. The inconveniences shifted and I was completely hooked. This game is so hard to stop playing! The Switch and the light gameplay go so well together and I’m itching to play it.”