Hay Day

Hay Day is arguably the best

Caroline Furr and Emily Salvato

Hay Day has become a widely popularized game within the past few months, with several students in our school becoming so immersed in the game that they have failed to work on newspaper articles (I’m looking at you, Emily Salvato).

There have been a few claims that this game is inferior compared to others, as it is more relaxing than faster-paced games such as first-person shooters.

Such claims have brought Emily Salvato and I, Caroline Furr, to not only bring light to the true beauty of this app but to give new players a rundown of its mechanics.

According to PluralSight, a good game comprises four main elements: gameplay, story, art design/graphics, and posing a challenge. Therefore, if Hay Day meets all of these requirements satisfactorily, then the claims against it being a great game are false.

This game’s gameplay is more than satisfactory, as it has several different elements such as farming, decorating, tending to animals, and fishing that keeps the player engaged.

New elements are added to the game as one plays it, which keeps it unpredictable and fun and adds to the game’s story.

Hay Day’s story succeeds where many other games do not. It is able to keep an immersive but not overpowering story that is told by small hints and easter eggs, which leave the player wanting to know more.

This within itself presents a challenge if the player chooses to accept it. However, less ambitious players must still face struggles such as the ever-changing supply-and-demand aspect of the game.

Finally, this game’s graphics are more than satisfactory. While cartoonish, each animal feels like a work of art, and the animations give the animals and the scenery a simplistic yet endearing touch.

Now that Hay Day’s superiority has been proven, Emily Salvato will explain how to play this up-and-coming game for anyone interested.

Thank you, Caroline. Hay Day, you start with this bland farmhouse, barn, and silo storage with tons of land with NOTHING but trees, rocks, and ponds. Then BAM, this creepy helpful scarecrow comes and gives you money.

You work your way up to owning chickens and cows, which helps you gain a decent amount of money as items grow more and more costly.

In the game, you are supposed to collect goods from your farm to make money by shipping them off on a boat or in a truck, even in a roadside shop. 

You buy the equipment needed to create products for shipments by making money, and the more money and produce you have, the better you get. 

You start wanting more and more money for your boat to arrive, and then you get in a neighborhood, and your leader gives you the responsibility of being in a derby, the game-wide competition, and wanting to win all the time. Caroline Furr, while not the best, is the leader of our Newspaper’s neighborhood and is responsible for managing the members and tasks in the derby.

After you get to the derby levels, it’s off to work. You go into the mines to get all of this ore, gold ore, silver ore, all of the ore, and an occasional diamond. 

PRO TIP- Get close with Greg. He is very cheap and gives you free stuff. 

Getting stars will help you further your enjoyment in the game as it unlocks new things to improve your status. 

All in all, Hay Day is a great game that all ages can enjoy.