Harvest Moon: AWL is the best in the harvest moon series ever! I found it highly related to animal crossing, so you should try this game out if you are a fan of animal crossing, farming, or life simulation games.
You literally build your farm from scratch, starting out with a little money, a cow, 3 fields ready for tilling and planting, a small cabin, a barn, and a chicken coop. You can buy animals such as cows, sheep, and chickens. Later into the game, you get a free horse, and in the second year you can buy a goat! You have 3 fields: a small non-fertile field, a medium fertile field, and a huge very fertile field. You can buy seeds such as potatoes, tomatoes, watermelons, and way more! There are even trees you can plant, like bananas and peaches! There is also a secret way to make hybrid plants, with endless possibilities!
You can interact with over 20 villagers, each with a unique personality and role in the game. You can explore in Forget-Me-Not Valley, where you live. The environment graphics are beautiful! There is an ocean, a river, and a luscious forest.
You also HAVE to marry in the game. You choose from 3 brides, one who is gentle and polite, one who is quiet and hard-to-get, and one who is average. If you don't marry, you can't get past the first chapter. When you marry, you have a baby that you can interact with, watch grow into a young adult, and influence which career he chooses.
The game has a chapter system. There are six chapters, each with a different number of years, equaling 30 years total. As each chapter passes, people get older and different events happen with you, your wife, and your son. It took me 2 years to complete the game, and I played an average of an hour a day. So, its a long-lasting game worth purchasing.
I HIGHLY recommend this game! I hope this review was helpful, and I hope you enjoy this game! Bye!
i have been a gamer for about 2 years now. this has got to be the most addictive game ever. i loved animal crossing but the challenge of hm:awl had me hooked from the start. i made a whole bunch of money in the first year and had my milking room and processing room by the end of that year. didn't find out about the marriage thing until the winter of the first year. thank goodness celia was sweet enough to think i was worthy of her. from then on it was do my best to excel with everything. it also created very late nights(or early mornings). i am 53 and i just could not put it down. now i am playing harvest moon:magical melody and its the same. ADDICTIVE. can't wait for hm:another wonderful life.i figure i will sleep enough once i am gone from this world. until then it is (GAME ON)for this cool grandma of 5