One of the best aspects of video games, at least to me, is escapism. The ability to turn on a game and just let the real world fade away as you become immersed in game lore, game play, or just plain fun. One of my favorite virtual locations to escape to is the Harvest Moon, a series of simulation games that revolves around farming, raising livestock, and finding someone to settle down with. When it comes down to it, Stardew Valley feels like the best type of "spiritual successor", one that takes everything the original did so well, and adds concepts and ideas that truly makes it feel special.
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To me, one of the most important things in life is finding a happy place. Something you can always turn to when the crazy, chaotic world outside starts to wear you down and make you feel unhappy. I've had many happy places over the years, some actual location, and some found in video games. This year, I was able to add another happy place to the list, Stardew Valley.
Whether you're just purchasing the game, or have sunk dozens of hours into it, the beta will give everyone something new to do and see.
Creator Eric Barone had an interview with PC Gamer, and talked about what fans will get in the game's first major content update.
The very successful farming simulator game will see new life on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U, this year.
The popular Harvest Moon inspired Steam game may find a home on consoles, hints creator.
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