Final exam season is upon us, and I for one, am ready for the sweet embrace of winter break. Between making flashcards and writing out essays, I like to fill my cracks with happy things to look forward to, mainly farming simulators of the future. When I was fiddling around on Steam, I came across a game entitled Peaceful Days, and I instantly fell in love.
Peaceful Days is set in Aurora Town, an up and coming farming town nestled into the coast. Players will meet a variety of unique characters that they can befriend and feel a part of the community. This experience is heightened with seasonal festivals, mini games, and fulfilling neighborhood requests! When one isn’t socializing with the neighbors, they will be building up their farm from the ground up complete with crops and adorable animals. If farming isn’t your forte, there is also fishing and mining for ore to upgrade your tools.
After looking at screenshots and various tweets from beta testers, I must announce that this game looks stunning. The colors are vibrant, the NPCs are diverse, and the animals are adorable. The shops all look wildly different from each other; I feel like I have immersed myself in Aurora Town. I honestly can’t wait until its release on May 14, 2020. Publisher and producer Nhat Nguyen is completing this gorgeous game on her own and deserves mounds of praise.
Peaceful Days reminds me of my childhood when I’d spend hours on my GBA playing Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town. Farming simulators hold a special place in my heart, and when I find a new one, I feel like a kid again. That’s probably why when I’m elbows deep in my textbooks, I always gravitate to my safe place, raising pixelated animals. Overall, Peaceful Days looks like a game that will remain in my happy place, for years to come.