Field of Dreams
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin might need had a pretty quiet launch, but that does not imply it did not discover its fair proportion of followers, bewitched by the lovable of a troublesome harvest goddess and her efforts to feed and defend a ramshackle island. Unfortunately, it would not appear as if Sakuna’s journey will probably be expanded upon anytime quickly, but there are hopes for her eventual return.
Speaking in an interview with Weekly Famitsu, Sakuna‘s lead artist Koichi famous that developer Edelweiss at the moment has no plans for any DLC, but that the staff doesn’t see Of Rice and Ruin as a one-and-done launch, and is raring to create a sequel ought to the likelihood come up. Sakuna director Nal echoed this sentiment for a sequel, whereas additionally thanking the followers for his or her assist and suggestions.
Interestingly, Nal additionally addressed Sakuna‘s rice-growing mechanic, which some gamers have complained is just too tough in its current kind. “We were resolute in not implementing functionality to be able to plant the rice in an orderly manner,” recollects Nal. “We didn’t want it to be a process that you could finish with the push of a button.”
Conversely, it appears that evidently others thought the rice-farming wasn’t advanced sufficient, and really wanted an additional step that entails plowing the fields forward of planting the rice – a course of generally known as “shirokaki.” Nal suggests this step was omitted from the farming course of because the staff could not design a mechanic that differentiated sufficient from normal ground-tilling.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin was a charming and distinctive little journey. Flawed but pleasing. It has spirit and coronary heart and brilliant concepts, and here is hoping that our hard-working harvest goddess will return to plow each fields and monsters in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later.