I have seen great reviews for this game so I rented it. To my surprise, I thought it was very very boring. Lacked interest very quickly. Now I'm hesitant to try the other series. The graphics are bad, the menu isn't very organized or specifies clearly. This is good to learn how to live and work on the farm; that is if you like this kind of thing. There are long paths leading to places you want to go but it takes forever to get there, and if you are returning well good luck! I GOT LOST MANY TIMES TRYING TO FIND MY WAY BACK HOME.
I have come to love the Harvest Moon series much like a lot of other people have. This one just hurt to even look at! From the terrible control scheme, to the poor graphics and lack decent character interaction, this game suffers horribly! I thought a jump to the PS2 would improve this game, but I was wrong!!! There has been one other Harvest Moon game released for the PS2, but I think I will skip that one! Maybe just to save face if at all possible...Natsume you have dissapointed me! If you're a Harvest Moon fan stick to the old school PS One version, and the ones for the Gamecube!!