Review: My Time At Portia (Steam)

My Time at Portia has something for everyone! Find and explore new lands, take part in regular in-game festivals and many other activities it’s up to you how you spend your time. Why not hone your culinary skills and cook up some tasty food? Take on one of the many mini-games? Or perhaps just kick back and spend the afternoon fishing? The choice is yours!

Pros:

  • Cartoon looking graphics.
  • 5419MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Trading cards.
  • Farming sim slash action adventure slash creative builder gameplay.
  • Can invert camera.
  • Graphics- Fullscreen, Resolution, V-Sync, Motion blur, Texture/Grass/Graphics, and shadow quality.
  • Character creator.
  • In game festivals.
  • Roping- Minigame where you have to time throwing your lasso and capture animals for materials.
  • My Time At Portia has tutorial missions and pop-ups.
  • Earn EXP, Level up and get a skill point to put in the expansive skill trees.
  • Day/Night cycle.
  • Ruins- Separate instances where you can go in and mine/farm materials. Use your detector to find particular items.
  • Mini-games a plenty.
  • Residents- Interact with them, Make friends and increase your bond with them for rewards and special events. You can gift items and even spar with them.
  • Feels like a proper living world.
  • Optional side quests can be picked up from notice boards and the residents.
  • Has all the seasons and changes the game world.
  • My Time At Portia encourages you to Play how you want.
  • A wonderful vast game world with minimal limitations.
  • Gathering spots/animals/enemies respawn.
  • Combat is simple and can be triggered at any time.
  • Build up your farm and expand it by buying more land. Possible to automate many procedures within your farm.
  • An extensive list of craftable items/furniture and weapons/tools.
  • Proper time sink.
  • You get more out of the game with the more hours you pump in.
  • Map unveils as you play.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • My Time At Portia is very enjoyable.

Cons:

  • Typos in that a different language is sometimes shown in menus.
  • My Time At Portia has no real voice work.
  • Short days especially in the beginning.
  • A lot of annoying fetch quests.
  • Can only save when you sleep.
  • My Time At Portia uses a stamina system and drains for everything like running to picking things up, You can negate this eventually but early game is a real pain.
  • Slow burner.
  • Placing objects can be tricky.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

My Time At Portia is more of a lifestyle than a game. It has so many genres wrapped up in its beautiful world, It caters to everyone. My Time At Portia is a slow burner but greatly rewards your time and never forces a story path on you, You are free to play how you want and the game really benefits from that. The residents are all unique and fun to talk too, You can form bonds with them and get in a routine of chatting with a select amount of friends and get rewards and missions from them. The farming is fun and very very extensive, You can automate procedures and breed animals, Its just nuts. Going off to the mines is a whole different experience and again a lot of fun to do. In short, My Time At Portia is a slow burner and the first few hours are slow but put the time in and the game will reward you with constant feel-good moments and a rich vast world to explore.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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