When I first started playing Stardew Valley, I was completely addicted to the game. The gameplay was fun, light-hearted and refreshing, and it was also incredibly addictive. The characters also had their own things going on, and getting to know them was fun, and as a new member of the community, I totally felt included in things when I received letters from the Mayor giving me info on events. At the end of the first year, it truly felt like I had been a part of the community. However, playing through the game for my second year, I started feeling like I was stuck in some Groundhog Day-esque loop, all the mail I received was the same (Hey! We're holding X festival! come join us, it's about this!) which really struck me as odd, seeing as I already new that, and had participated last year. Everybody was still treating my PC as "that newcomer" despite me being married, having kids, and that whole speech Lewis gives about you being a member of the community. Even in the festivals, all the dialogue is exactly the same as it was the first year. The villagers are in the same positions, doing and saying the same thing to the player character, regardless of friendship levels, progress, or marriage. I think this game really did well in that first year, but made a mistake in that the second year is just the first year all over again, but you're starting with a better farm. The game is only actually a year long storywise, yeah there's still more content to do gameplay wise, level up your equipment, upgrade your farm, restore the community centre, but none of these things actually change how people interact with you. Even getting married changes virtually nothing, there's very little additional dialogue with your spouse, they pretty much turn into another machine for the farm, their personality just comes to an abrupt halt when you marry them, which gets kinda awkward. I understand that the dev was one guy working from home on a sub-par machine in sub-par conditions with sub-par technology, but I still think these issues should be brought to light for future updates, I'd love to see some addition to the storyline, so the game isn't just one year long, I understand the gameplay is technically limitless, and you obviously can't make a story that long, but at least making one up to the 3-4 year mark would be nice.