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  • Summary: Restore your Pa's neglected workshop to its former glory by fulfilling commissions, growing crops, raising animals, and befriending the quirky inhabitants of this charming post-apocalyptic land. Armed with your Pa's old handbook and workbench, you must gather, mine and craft your way toRestore your Pa's neglected workshop to its former glory by fulfilling commissions, growing crops, raising animals, and befriending the quirky inhabitants of this charming post-apocalyptic land. Armed with your Pa's old handbook and workbench, you must gather, mine and craft your way to being crowned the number one workshop in Portia. Help the locals rebuild the town and uncover the secrets locked deep away beneath it. Be prepared though…it won't be easy. The town of Portia is full of friendly new faces for you to meet. Make friends, complete requests, exchange gifts, go on dates and let romance blossom! Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Apr 16, 2019
    90
    An amazing simulation RPG game set in a charming, family-friendly setting.
  2. Apr 17, 2019
    88
    Having the chance to play it on Nintendo Switch has made the experience even more enjoyable and accessible.
  3. Apr 17, 2019
    85
    If you’re looking for a title that relieves tension instead of building it, My Time at Portia is as soothing as gaming gets. The craft-heavy life sim offers new spins on mainstays like farming, mining, and even fishing. It’s the closest gaming equivalent to a warm cup of cocoa: soothing and satisfying. If Harvest Moon and Breath of the Wild had a baby, I’m positive their beautiful brood would feel like My Time at Portia.
  4. Apr 16, 2019
    75
    My Time At Portia is a great alternative to those farm and living games that are everywhere at the moment, but is just let down by bland presentation.
  5. Apr 16, 2019
    70
    The game is very charming, and the world and the villagers are delightful, but to get the most out of My Time at Portia you might need a guide. A lot of the crafting feels like a big puzzle and most of it I was able to figure out on my own, but there is a lot going on here and it can begin to feel a little overwhelming. There’s a lot to like here, but unfortunately those few disappointments really let an otherwise lovely game down.
  6. Apr 16, 2019
    65
    At this point, I’d hold off on the Switch port unless you have absolutely no other platform to play it on. I always prefer playing these kinds of games on a portable but the performance issues, input lag, and load times make this not much fun. My experience on Xbox One has been the opposite and I’m even more addicted to this than I was with Stardew Valley in my initial hours across both games. With over 30 hours played across Xbox One and Switch, I can’t wait to see it improve over time on both platforms and hopefully it is fixed for portable play on the Switch.
  7. Apr 26, 2019
    40
    Though the content and concept of My Time at Portia is sublime, having the potential to enslave your attention for months to come, the Switch port lacks the polish and love it so desperately deserves. Should quality of life fixes be implemented, this will certainly be worth sinking your time into. For now, not so much.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 10 out of 16
  1. May 7, 2019
    8
    Most of the user reviews are spot on. The loading times suck, the game does freeze for a moment while doing certain things like attacking,Most of the user reviews are spot on. The loading times suck, the game does freeze for a moment while doing certain things like attacking, chopping or talking to NPC's. Other than those things, the game is fun and very addicting. For $30, you can't go wrong. The game reminds me a lot of Yonder, but that game was slightly better in my opinion. The only other negative thing i can say about this game is that the day/night cycle is way too fast. If you are a fan of farming/life simulator games, then this game is worth checking out.

    I originally had this game as a 6, but I am raising it to a 7. The more I play, the more I get addicted. The load times aren't so bad when actually playing the game, it is mainly when you turn the game on, it loads forever going to the menu screen, and then loads forever again when you load the saved game. Other than that, not too bad. The bosses do get challenging the deeper you get in the game. The game has seasons which was nice to see. I tell myself I will play for an hour and it ends up being 5 hours. That's how addicting the game is and how you get involved in it as well. I might raise the score again if it keeps getting better!

    Over a week into the game and liking it more and more. The score is raised to an 8!!!
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  2. Apr 16, 2019
    6
    My Time At Portia is a great game, but the Switch port needs some work, and if you're thinking about getting it, read this first and deduce ifMy Time At Portia is a great game, but the Switch port needs some work, and if you're thinking about getting it, read this first and deduce if you want to wait or not.

    Load times are fine, but pausing, going into option menus, talking to people, pressing the jump button and even doing certain actions (I.E chopping down trees) will make the game freeze, and it will be noticeable.

    The graphics are of course, downgraded. There are noticeable jagged edges at time with textures being visibly lower resolution and things popping in when you walk towards them, but this is a price to pay to get the game on the Switch.

    The game is also missing the voice acting. Most likely because it hasn't been finished yet.

    As with the PS4 and Xbox One versions, the game is at a lower version, meaning there are less features than the PC version. Most notably no Beards.
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  3. Apr 17, 2019
    5
    I love the PC version so when the switch version was announced, I was hyped! My first impression of the switch version, however, is not great.I love the PC version so when the switch version was announced, I was hyped! My first impression of the switch version, however, is not great. When playing in handheld mode the graphics aren't the greatest looking, and the lag is pretty difficult to bear. Also, the lack of voice acting and additional sound effects makes the game seem hauntingly quiet. I also found the map difficult to see and the controls were not the the easiest to figure out (especially with the additional lag). As is, I would not recommend buying this game on the switch until they work out the kinks. If they are able to patch the minor issues then it will be worth getting, as the PC version is amazing and highly addictive. Expand
  4. Apr 25, 2019
    3
    I was so hyped for a Harvest Moon like game... but i regret buying the game. What is really annoying me are the loading times.... and theI was so hyped for a Harvest Moon like game... but i regret buying the game. What is really annoying me are the loading times.... and the graphics are not what i expected. Expand
  5. Apr 16, 2019
    3
    The worst version of this game.
    Graphics are terrible compared to the PC version that already looked like a PS2 game and they made it worse
    The worst version of this game.
    Graphics are terrible compared to the PC version that already looked like a PS2 game and they made it worse on the Switch. The game has input lag and lags sometimes while playing undocked. And where are the voices and why does the game not have sounds that are on the Steam version? It's so silent.
    The game is fun and is like Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon that I love...but this is really a bad port and is the most expensive. Avoid.
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  6. Apr 27, 2019
    2
    I love My Time At Portia, but I highly recommend that no one puts money into this incomplete Nintendo Switch version.

    You will see the
    I love My Time At Portia, but I highly recommend that no one puts money into this incomplete Nintendo Switch version.

    You will see the majority of people pointing out the long load times and some other minor faults. But what you must know, some legitimate reasons towards deciding to not waste your money on it, is how the game crashes and how many of the game’s features are entirely unavailable in certain areas (because they simply do not work/trigger properly or at all). Out of all of the problems with this absolutely broken game, my biggest gripe against it is (of course) how it crashes too many times.

    I have played more than one in-game year and am simply at a point where I’m afraid to try any new things aside from the regular constant (eventually boring) routines that I know will work. For example, I finally planted a giant seed. Ready to harvest, I trigger to retrieve my plant and the game crashes. Not only do I have to restart that entire day after doing so much (and waste 10 - 15 minutes to load up the game due to its incredibly awful loading time), but I now cannot use a whole feature within this incomplete game, planting giant seeds. Certain items, i.e. the fish tank (smaller one), trigger yet another crash when trying to remove it from your workshop area and putting it back into your inventory, so now I have to have the fish tank there wasting space (also, the prompt to put fish in it never shows up, so it’s pretty useless). Many other times that the game has crashed is when loading up the part of the game where you can upgrade your workshop, move your structures around, etc. (it was only once, yet it’s still a time it crashed). In the sewer Hazardous Ruins (dungeon), another game-breaking moment. I could go on, but it’s really too much.

    In conclusion, do not buy this game. In fact, I implore you to please do not support the Nintendo Switch version of My Time At Portia so that it can be made known that there will be no supporting what is an incomplete and broken port that is buggier than a Bethesda game, but with none of the fun from it and with only more of the downsides. My Time At Portia for the Nintendo Switch is a game deserving to be recalled from the Nintendo eShop as well as all physical copies (they actually have physical copies being sold) until more time is put into it to polish the game and just fix it. If it’s, for some reason, incompatible with the Nintendo Switch, then just don’t sell it on there! Going ahead with it is basically a scam at that point. What is being sold for $30 (the price for the Nintendo Switch’s digital copy of My Time At Portia) is really worth $5 or less due to unavailable and missing content, game-breaking features, and just the overall lack of a fully-functional game.

    Now, apologies for the rant, but there’s nothing more honest than an angry review. I was really hoping to play this game ever since I saw it on Kickstarter years ago... Highly disappointed gamer here, especially since the game clearly has so much potential, yet I guess the developers were a bit too ambitious and stuffed the game with more than it could handle. I was loving it, playing it for days and really enjoying myself (while putting up with those issues and already two - three crashes), but it seems the more you play it, the more it’s going to crash and become unable to be played. I also only tapped into a few issues while there are still a tremendous amount. Might as well have all of the non-working gimmicks removed to clean up the game. I gave it a chance, but I’ve lost my patience as I know I will only discover more missing gameplay and more crashing if I continue to try to play this game. Anyway, that’s about it.

    You might never find a more absolutely amazing, yet most garbage game than this one - Nintendo Switch’s My Time At Portia.

    Edit: I guess this review was a bit extensive. I made an account on here just for this...
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  7. Apr 17, 2019
    0
    Yikes. This port is absolutely terrible. Lag is an average of 3-5 seconds for almost every farming action you do if it is mining or cuttingYikes. This port is absolutely terrible. Lag is an average of 3-5 seconds for almost every farming action you do if it is mining or cutting down a tree. The graphics are not very good either so i have no clue why the world takes so long to load.... Avoid this game at all costs. Expand

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