Playing The Game: Staxel Ep 1!

Power up Players for a new series called “Playing The Game!” Playing the game is going to be a cross series where I breakdown my initial analysis and thoughts on the game (like my First Impressions Posts) on the blog and then upload the actual gameplay on the GamersUnitedGG YouTube Channel. Today we will be Playing a game on Steam called Staxel.

Developer:Plukit

Publisher: Humble Bundle

Genre: Sandbox

Platform: PC

Price: $19.99

Staxel is an ambitious game designed to give the player a lot of creative freedom. We feel that we’ve reached a good level of polish, but content-wise, our vision for the game is far greater in scope. Our goal for Early Access is to keep expanding the game while listening to you—the player—to pinpoint our priorities.” …

Staxel is a sandbox adventure game that’s very similar to Minecraft. The game was presented to me by my friend Xsanie in our Discord channel and I immediately fell in love. We downloaded the game and I have been playing all weekend lol. Currently, the game is in the “Early Access” phase so there are updates and tweaks being made to improve the quality of the game.

 

Premise:

You are welcomed into a beautiful farming City by Farm Fam and the Mayor Maximilian. After a brief tutorial, you set out on your journey to rebuild the glory of the farm on the outskirts of town. Of course your relatives left you an old, rundown farm and barn that you will want to build and help use to attract more citizens to the town. Your entire goal is to farm and socialize with the other townspeople.

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Expectations:

I initially expected to play a game where you build a farm with friends and go mining like we would do in Minecraft. Currently, the game is in early access but you can create multiplayer servers and farm with friends. I have 2 solo games and a multiplayer game going on currently. There was a game called “Avatar Farm” that I used to play and loveddd on Xbox 360. You would use your

Actual Gameplay:

So I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that this sandbox game actually gives you missions and quests to participate in to go alongside with building a farm.

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Episode 1:

In episode 1, I learned all of the abilities and features of the town. I learned how to plant, water and build my farm. I was also provided with a pet puppy named Buddy in which I care for. He follows you around town or you can leave him at home. I was able to visit the workshop in town and learn new skills in building and assembling items from a learned recipe.

 

Learnings

  • Each townsperson occupies a role and can give you quests
  • Even though you have options to decline, the A.I.’s get mad if you do!
  • Your pet will only follow you within a certain range, so don’t walk too fast if you have them tailing you.
  • You can charge tools to cover more area. Charging an axe cuts down more of the tree and charging the hoe tils a larger spread of land.
  • You can make money by selling items like bugs, wood or crafting items.

 

Questions

  • Does your pet help you farm or have any special abilities?
  • Is there a main story you have to complete?
  • What happens if you run out of missions?

 

 

Thank you for reading my analysis of my first episode in Staxel! As this series progresses there may be new sections added on. You can watch the gameplay of episode 1 on YouTube by clicking here! If you would like to join me in the Playing the Games segment, please leave your interest in the comments or email us at GamersUnitedGG@gmail.com. Have you played Staxel? What games are you currently playing? Let’s talk Video Games!

-Luna 🙂

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2 replies

  1. I love Staxel! I have been playing it for some hours straight! I want to give you one tip for your Youtube video’s Try to use OBS (If you aren’t already). Try to fill the whole recording screen so you can actually upload video’s in at least 720p. If you don’t know how to do that, message me on steam, I will help you!

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