Simulation games mean a hell of a lot to me.
Ever since a young age, no matter what was going on in my life, I could lose myself in a good simulator. The Simseries hooked me quickest of all, particularly some of the more out-there marvels like SimAnt that were doing things no one else was.
But one day Harvest Moon was stocked in my local rental store (RIP Power Video!), and my life changed forever. It didn't really keep that magical train running forever, but Stardew Valley picked up the torch it had dropped so many years before it.