i've played both Harvest Moon a wonderful life boys and girls for gamecube. i found this one to be very simular to the other 2. the added bride possibility is nice and the chance of having a son or a daughter is a nice feature but I enjoyed the gamecube ones better. they were smoother graphics with no lag or loading time. it would have been nice to add more characters to interact with and add in the girls side as well. the joystick control was very touchy when planting and watering. if you move too much one way the character moves too far away to water the square. if you've played the other 2 there won't be enough diffrent to buy it. if you've never played the wonderful life series. i'd recommend the gamecube versions.