Everdream Valley Reviews
Farm sims are a dime a dozen. For every great one, there's a bad one. The problem isn't that Everdream Valley is bad. It's just that there just isn't much fun with the farm life. All the staples are here, and they're fine. What's worst than hatred? Indifference. I feel indifferent about Everdream Valley. Is there a lot to see and do in Everdream Valley? Yes. Do I want to work my way through to see it all? No.
Your enjoyment of Everdream Valley will depend on how you like to play the farm sims already on your Switch. If your primary goal has been about raking in the gold, beautifying your farm, or finding The One, you might not dig it. If you’ve never played a farm sim before, and want to till your first tile, we don’t recommend starting here. However, if you love caring for your animals, and want to see life through their shiny eyes, Everdream Valley could be right in your paddock.
Everdream Valley has the potential to become a good farming game, and there were times when I really enjoyed myself just working on the farm and training my animals. But the short story, underwhelming ending, and gameplay issues were a turnoff.
I’m starting to wonder if I’m too picky about farm sims. I justify that by saying that all I want is a functioning game. I don’t expect some crazy story to bring you to the farm. I don’t expect perfection. But I do expect things like auto-saves to save often enough, the game not to crash, and farming itself to be pretty chill. I experienced none of that in Everdream Valley. I wanted so badly to like it, too. But instead, it feels rushed or incomplete. I don’t doubt the devs had all the best intentions, but it’s too big for its britches. It has potential, it just doesn’t feel like a fully polished game.
Everdream Valley is a peaceful experience with a great sense of progression. It does have a few issues, but they can be overlooked for a fun farming simulator.
Everdream Valley delivers simple fun farming gameplay within an adorable game world that'll surely keep a smile on your face. 😊
Everdream Valley is a farm simulation game that differs in some ways from typical titles in the genre, dispensing with a daily stamina bar, letting you explore and do whatever you want during the day-night cycle.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Everdream Valley is not flawless. There are some bugs, as is usual in this large game, where every little detail counts. But developer Mooneater is showing their commitment to the project by picking up the reported bugs and remedying them. That’s not to say that the bugs (aside from the ones that belong in the game) are plentiful; the only major one I encountered is that on Switch, you can’t move structures (yet). What I love far outweighs these things; I’m enjoying my time on my farm immensely. Plenty of different crops, fruit, animals and things to explore. The addition of the night visions, when you inhabit an animal’s mind, may seem like a strange thing to add, but it works. It gives Everdream Valley just a little extra!
While certainly a pretty relaxed and family-friendly affair, the lack of direction and structure can also make it feel a bit aimless
Everdream Valley has its charm and a few merits, especially in aspects that are not expected for a game of this genre. The exploration of the map and the freedom of action stand out, contrasting with what was expected to be the main focus of the game: managing the farm. If you are looking for a rural experience along the lines of other titles with this theme, unfortunately, this game is not a good option.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Everdream Valley lets you live in a world that you will most probably love. The many minigames didn't really have me like certain activities though and many of the quests are nothing more than "bring and fetch".
Review in German | Read full review