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228 ratings

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Just Not the Same

posted by Wulf (COHASSET, MN) May 1, 2013

Member since May 2013

I was really hoping this would be similar to the SNES or N64 games, but it's not even close. Most of the tutorials in this game are unskipable. Sometimes they give you the option to skip them, but I don't know why they didn't do it for all of them. The fields where you can plant are predetermined sections of land that have 8 tillable tiles per section. It's like 4 or 9 tiles from SNES or N64 games put together to form 1 tile. This makes it feel less like you are farming and more like you are gardening. They heavily pad the game with days of nothing before you are able to do anything, heavily emphasizing running through the woods catching bugs. It feels like they took the worst aspects of Harvest Moon and made a different game out of just those, which is sad, because Harvest Moon was a great game on SNES/N64. All the 2D versions of Harvest Moon seem to be the better ones.

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Feels Incredibly Dumbed-Down, and Slow..

posted by theG0LDENteap0t (MIDDLETOWN, PA) Nov 29, 2014

Member since Jan 2013

I love the Harvest Moon series, but, compared to the other games, this one feels incredibly slow, and overly dumbed-down; like they were creating it for babies..
I do like that you can create your own character, though, instead of being forced to play with a pre-made.

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Above Average

Another fine game..

posted by greg137 (CALDWELL, ID) Feb 7, 2013

Member since May 2010

The Harvest Moon series is actually has a tried and true formula.. It is a formula that has been successful due to one main tenet, and that is build a life, and do it your way, but remember that you reap what you sow..
This game features alot of the new concepts that were introduce in previous Harvest moon games, so it does work, but the formula might come across as a little, "been there, done that." But what this game tries to do differently is to give you your own customizable farmer, which is something that hasn't been tried before! You get to select your hair style, and clothing type which is a step in the right direction since you no longer are just given a premade character, but the options that you do have are limited, but hey, it is a start, at least...

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