Indie farming simulator Stardew Valley has been impressing gamers around the world since its debut in 2016. Its popularity soared even higher after it was ported to Nintendo Switch, and it has now sold nearly 1 million copies on Switch alone in just seven months. Stardew Valley has become a near obsession for many, and as it turns out, the list of hooked players includes Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai.

Sakurai writes a regular column for Japanese publication Famitsu. His latest column was titled “Man, Farming is Dangerous,” and it highlights his recent obsession with Stardew Valley. Sakurai initially picked the game up on PC, but just couldn’t get into it. When it came to Switch, he decided to give it another shot, and he’s had a hard time putting it down ever since.

If you’re interested in checking out Sakurai’s full thoughts on Stardew Valley and other farming simulators, you can find a full translation of his latest Famitsu column at Source Gaming.

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Ben Lamoreux


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