If there's one thing we can all say for sure about 2016, it's that pretty much everyone clearly underestimated the world's nostalgia for Natsume's 1996 Super Nintendo classic Harvest Moon. Stardew Valley is a gracious tribute to everyone’s favorite 16-bit farming simulation. There are no twists, no moral ambiguity, no sardonic middle chapters. You build a sunny farm, sell your wares to a small cadre of cheery villagers, and maybe get hitched along the way. Its unhurried pace is a palliative in uncertain times – sometimes life is easier when the only thing you have to worry about is setting the crab pots out every morning.