Or, as the Japanese have it, “Heavenly Grain Princess Sakuna,” is an interesting game. Anyone playing it? I bought it for my girlfriend based on her love of farming games like Stardew Valley and occasional love of exploratory combat games like Breath of the Wild and Immortals. It’s a big hit, and I’m enjoying watching her play it.
For those who don’t know, it’s a mixture of side scrolling action platformer and fairly hardcore rice farming simulation. You play a disgraced half-war, half-harvest deity who must cultivate rice to grow her combat prowess and conquer an island overrun by demonic animals (whom you can also eat). The game has a day/night cycle and also a seasonal cycle, according to which you grow your rice, and every day ends with all of the characters (you have a human support team) sharing a meal of the things you’ve grown and killed (mmm, demonic rabbit meat).