Once in a while, a game might come out and, no matter how good, something just seems to be missing or wrong.
It may be an absolutely chart-topping 10/10 bestseller and a title that’s sure to go down in history, but there’s just the odd little thing that you might think” it would have been even better, if they had changed or fixed this”.
It’s not until a dedicated fan or team of fans has gone under the hood to fix something that you might not even realize what it was. But then, once it’s done, it’s hard to go back to that pure experience because it makes so much more sense that way.
Making a video game is a hell of a job so far, whether it’s fans telling developers how to do their job. On the contrary, it’s completely understandable that things don’t always get the crunch they need given the stories we hear all the time about workplace crunch and strict deadlines within the industry. .
This list will highlight the things that fans have changed out of love for the game, often to make a title live longer and more accessible to everyone.
On its own, it’s impressive that Stardew Valley was made entirely by one person, and what makes it even better is just how good it is. Gamers around the world have poured thousands and thousands of hours into the life simulation and very few have much to say about it.
However, players discussed online fairly soon after release that they wanted it to be easy to see where NPCs were going to be throughout the day. Modder Bouhm saw the opportunity here and got to work.
In the original version of the game, players had to either take notes or simply memorize the routines of the townspeople. There are a lot of characters in Stardew Valley, each with their own unique perks and stories, so let’s face it, most people found themselves repeatedly referring to the game’s Wiki page.
The NPC map locations do exactly what they say on the box – no more and no less.
With this in hand, players can now see each villager move around the game’s minimap so they know which corner of town they need to head to to find their respectable bachelor or spinster. No more running screaming through the streets clinging to that gift looking for your pixelated loved one.