Rent Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life for GC
view large frontback

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life

Not Rentable
GF Rating
8.1

1164 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Life in the Farm Never Felt So Good!

posted by vg2007 (SUGAR LAND, TX) Mar 13, 2007

Member since Jun 2006

8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is a lot similar to the Animal Crossing, but is a whole lot better.

Basically, you start off as a young farmer who inherits his father's farm in a place called Forget-Me-Not Valley. There is a lot to do in the game (and I mean A LOT). Let's see...you have to tend your crops, take care of the your farm animals, make new friends, buy extra materials for your farm, make some money so you won't go broke, and did I forget mention that you'll have to find yourself a wife within a year?

The setting of the game changes on its own free will. One day it'll be sunny bright and shining while the next day it'll be pouring rain. It's pretty random (but not a lot). As the seasons go by, the area of Forget-Me-Not Valley becomes breath-taking. The environment changes like real life. In winter, the snow will gradually increase in size and volume as the days goes by. In the spring, cherry blossoms will appear in the trees and fall right past your television screen.

Unlike Animal Crossing, the game's clock is a lot similar to those who've played Pikmin. For one thing, the clock in Harvest Moon: Wonderful Life doesn't go by your internal Gamecube clock. Hours act as minutes while minutes act as seconds.

Farm life is similar to real farming. You'll have to take care of your animals and raise them well. They act similar to real farm animals in which they will appear grumpy, stubborn, and ignorant if you forget to feed them each day. Later on, you'll be able to buy different animals with opposite gender allowing them to reproduce. For crops, each crop reacts to the different seasons, and they each have a specific number of days to grow. If you harvest them too late, they WILL DIE.

Finding a wife limits you to three female characters each with a certain personality. Your job is to impress them through gifts and questions that they ask you. It's pretty easy!

The game is fun and nice to play to pass the time for those with nothing to do!

Was this review helpful? Report Abuse

GF Rating
10

Perfect

ROCK ON Natsume!

posted by BULLY123 (PRATTVILLE, AL) Mar 24, 2009

Top Reviewer

Member since Jul 2008

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I got this game when I was six or seven and I have liked it ever since! I like ALL harvest moon games old and new ones. I hope Natsume will make harvest moon games just like this one! However... it has a few glitches. [Like how it spells male!] Look if you reading this now are a parent then listen. Buy this game for your kids trust me. Anyway this game is nice and peaceful and everyone in this game is friendly. Now... rent it and have a wonderful life!

Was this review helpful? Report Abuse

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Very fun game

posted by Farris (KENNEWICK, WA) Sep 15, 2009

Member since Jul 2008

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

In Harvest Moon, you run your own farm. You can have animals like Sheep, Chickens, Cows, a Horse, and a couple of personal pets. Every second for you is a minute in the game, and the clock doesn't continue when you aren't playing. Each season is 10 days, so you have a 40 day year. At the end of the first year, you get to marry one of the three girls, the one you talked to most and gave gifts to. If you don't talk to any of them, one if them is a default. You also get a child, and through the next year or two you watch your child grow up. Your child's personality depends on how many toys you buy it, and how much you talk to it.

You can have your cow get pregnant, and after the calf is born she produces milk for about a game-year. The first few days the milk has to go to the calf, but after that its all yours.

You can also buy seeds. Different plants grow in different seasons. You can have Tomatoes, Watermelons, Melons, Yams, Different fruit trees, and many more. You can also buy fertilizer to add to your crops and to your field. If you give the field some, the grass will grow and you can cut it to feed it to your cattle.

Your animals can also get sick, in which you need to order some medicine for them. If your not careful, and you starve or let you animal remain sick, it might die.

Its a really fun and realistic game, and you can in a way connect to the city if you hook up your gameboy to the gamecube and you have the harvest moon game Mineral Town.

Was this review helpful? Report Abuse