Well i can't truly say whether or not i enjoy games anymore, but i sure enjoyed this one. I'm not sure if it was because it was the only game in stock i hadn't beaten yet or what, but this is truly my achilles heel, i can't technically "beat" it! You start off with your father's friend introducing you to everyone one in the village and your three ponential wives, a flirty blonde whom works at the bar (i bought some drinks but i don't know what the heck they do, its just a waste of money), and innocent brunette which works at the seed shop and a creative, yet quiet short haired girl living at the inn. I married celia because she's hot...anyways... You progress through the years marry, have a child, watch him grow, and time passes slowly much like real life. Expect surprises each year but they get more rare as the years go by. Farmwork can be extremely boring, especially planting and watering seeds, i would suggest creating an agenda to get everything done in time by the end of the day, every second should be useful for something.
When I rented this game (blockbuster), I just rented it because 1. I wanted to see how it was. 2. I really didn't find anything else I wanted. I personally thought it would just be one of this boring, annoying boredom-buster games. When I just played 5 minutes of this game, it knocked my socks off . I was absolutely... flabbergasted because this game was SO much fun. There were a few pros and cons.
PROS: :) 1. You actually own your own little farm. 2. You can, after year one, have a family. 3. Once you " get going" money comes, (snap fingers) just like that so can become a farming tycoon.
CONS: :( 1. Takes a little while to "get going ". 2. The farming is a little boring and takes a little while. 3. Only 3 potential wives to chose from.
Overall, this game is well worth 4 and a half stars and 9.5 out of ten, and I put it in my Top 5 favorite games ever played list. I absolutely recommend you rent this game AT LEAST once. (unless you ARE a farmer because it would just be your life on a video game!)
posted by Tokaia (PEORIA HEIGHTS, IL) Apr 23, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
This game is a travesty to the Harvest Moon series, as is it's partner, "Another Wonderful Life". It takes you through about 30 game years of the same old stuff. The town is small and useless, and there are only 3 bachelorettes. There are none of the classic Harvest Moon crops, fruits or flowers. The animals are now uber-realistic. They have to have had a calf to give milk, need a male to breed, and can get pregnant without your consent if you keep a male around. You need a rooster and a hen to breed chickens. The music is monotonous. You only start with 2 music choices, and both get old pretty quickly. You also have no music if you leave your farm. The fishing is worthless and it takes forever to catch anything. The characters are sub-par at best. The graphics are good, but they don't make up for the horrible gameplay. This game was very ill-concieved.