Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a 2D platformer… but it’s also so much more than that. It’s a surprisingly complex rice-growing simulator, and that side of it is something of deep cultural value and meaning to the Japanese.
With the preview embargo for the game now lifted, I share my thoughts about the side of the game that I am most in love with, and why that side has such deep cultural relevance. It really took me by surprise and made this game something of great relevance to anyone’s understanding of the country and its people.
Stay tuned for the full review in a few weeks, but in the meantime, if you are looking forward to this game, let me know your thoughts in the comments!
– Matt S.
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