Usually when I cover a game I play it and forget it. This is particularly true of the many indie games I played during my times at OldGrizzledGamers.com. There are too many good games and too little time. But My Time at Portia has been one of those games that I regularly return to since I previewed it in February 2018. In a year, I’ve seen the game go from a disjointed mess into a well realized game world; complete with festivals, farming mechanics, dungeons, and a plethora of dating-sim elements.
Truly, My Time at Portia is my favorite farm sim of the modern era and I' was pleased when I saw it was leaving Steam’s Early Access. However, I’m not without some concerns because, though it’s come far since the early Alphas, it’s not a finished game and the developers know that.
When I logged into the game, I noticed a message from the development team that raised an eyebrow. Though the major game systems are complete, there’s a fair bit that still needs work. The texturing is still a bit wonky and some of the character dialogue isn’t voiced. Playing it, it doesn’t feel that different from when I played the game a few months ago and that makes me nervous. Is the game really ready for a full release?
Time will tell.