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PlayStation Plus free game is perfect if you love Stardew Valley and Zelda

PlayStation Plus free game is perfect if you love Stardew Valley and Zelda

An underrated action RPG meets farming sim

I can’t be the only one who’s been left overwhelmed by the level of choice on offer when it comes to PlayStation Plus’ extra and premium tiers.

I’m sure you know the feeling when you open up the catalogue, on the lookout for something new to play, only to spend an hour scrolling because you can’t settle on any one single title.

I’ll end up downloading three or four games only to then continue staring at them, weighing up my options.

Well, if you’ve ever found yourself in a similar position, perhaps I can help ease your woes with a simple recommendation.

If you’re a fan of both The Legend of Zelda and Stardew Valley, you may want to check out Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, an action RPG from developer Edelweiss available on the service’s extra tier.

Red Dead Redemption 2 lands on PlayStation Plus’ extra tier today.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling platforming and enemy encounters with wholesome farming sim goodness.

“Spoiled harvest goddess Sakuna finds herself banished from her opulent celestial home to an island overrun with demons. In the untamed wilderness, she must rediscover her birthright as the daughter of a warrior god and harvest goddess by weathering the elements, fighting monsters, and cultivating rice, the source of her power,” reads the synopsis.

“By her side in this forbidding place is her guardian Tama and a group of outcast humans. Together, these unlikely companions must join hands to tame both the soil and the demons of Hinoe Island.”

It’s a delightful combination of genres that really works. Don’t just take my word for it though.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin boasts a very respectable Metacritic score of 80, with players awarding a slightly higher 8.3.

Inspired by Japanese mythology, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin’s world is both exquisitely beautiful and very engaging.

It’ll take you roughly around 30 hours to roll credits so it’s no small undertaking, but it’s not a behemoth either. Give it a go while you can.

Featured Image Credit: Sony, Dennis Cortes via Unsplash

Topics: PlayStation, Playstation Plus, Sony, The Legend Of Zelda, Stardew Valley