Critic & User Reviews
Harvest Moon, Always good.
posted by CoreyKei (OAK CREEK, WI) Dec 30, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
42 out of 42 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
They are great, the only reason it gets a 9 is because every now and then the frame rate will slow down. It's hard to notice but when you do it's kind of annoying.
In no other Harvest Moon has the story line been so expansive and in depth. You have to bring the land back to life like ToT but this time you do a lot more and to get it all done you will probably be 15+ hours in if you do it all REALLY fast.
The music is soothing and relaxing. It can get boring at times though since it is the same every day unless raining or storming.
It is AMAZING, there are more crops and more trees. There are plenty of things to do and pick from the ground. You have an increase in men and women to marry. More animals to raise. You can ride any animal that has 5 hearts or more. You can even ride circus animals! The festivals have decreased in number but they are far more fun to be at. Time goes slower which lets you get everything done with plenty of time to spend. But having to wait for festivals at night can get boring.
All in all this game is a game that I highly recommend. It's fun for the entire family and has plenty of new and exciting things to keep things fresh if you've played previous Harvest Moons. This one is going to go down as one of the best. Let's hope the ones in the future are even better!
Harvest Moon Animal Parade. :)
posted by BULLY123 (PRATTVILLE, AL) Dec 2, 2009
Member since Jul 2008
29 out of 30 gamers (97%) found this review helpful
Harvest Moon- Animal Parade
posted by maseNjess (VANCOUVER, WA) Dec 7, 2010
Member since Dec 2010
5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Cons- First off, You can't change the camera angles, you're stuck with what the game gives you in that area. This annoys me greatly, but I suppose I'll get over it in time. Second, the controls are slightly confusing at first, sometimes I still have to push a few buttons to remember where my sickle is. Third is that when you're watering or using any of your other tools, sometimes it's a bit hard to know where you're going to end up using them at. I think I've watered more land next to my crops than actual crops thus far. Finally, the music has only changed on the one rainy day I've had thus far. Otherwise it's just been the same old thing, I really wish they would have taken the time to think up of a couple other soundtracks to put on it.
Now for the pros. I love that you can interact with animals, I've never played a Harvest Moon game before that you can go up and pet a random cat or dog. The storyline is amazing so far, and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next. You can tell what your animals need, which is great so you don't wind up wasting any more time than you need to. Also, at the end of the day you not only find out how much money you get, but you find out where you get it from. It won't just pop up a screen that says I made 1,000g that day, but it says also where that 1,000g came from, how much of it was from crops, ect. That made me exceedingly happy. Finally, I like how on the map you can see which places you've been to and which you haven't.
Overall I think it's a great game, and what else could I expect from Harvest Moon? I will definitely be buying it, when I get a little more money. I give it an 8 out of 10.
posted by gamer333 (MINOT AFB, ND) Mar 17, 2011
Member since Jul 2010
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Great! Again! (:
posted by xxShayxD (EUSTIS, FL) Mar 12, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful
Kids - In Animal Parade you can have a SURPRISING TWO kids(:! Boy&Girl! Its a GREAT addition! Now..When can we have the third? (; .
Animals - I haven't beat the game, but there are MANY animals! The horses run A LOT faster than the rest though! I did NOT like how my animals got SICK so easily though!
Festivals - They have decreased in number, sadly.. But, they have more events, in each individual Festival, And they are much more colorful, and enjoyable(: . Eventually, you get tired of them though, and you're like "Ehh, I'll just sleep through today."
Crops - A LOT more crops then normal! Its GREAT! I love planting a bunch of crops, and making my husband water them all! HAHA! (: !
Marriage - In my opinion, you earn hearts A LOT faster than the older Harvest Moons(: . I love the marriage system though(: , Your husband/wife can actually do CHORES in this game! (:!
Overall I LOVE the game, and I am hoping for yet ANOTHER Harvest Moon! Just with a more In-Depth story! (The game can go on FOREVER.) Harvest Moon reminds me a lot of Sims, So.. I think there are still ways they can improve it, Like having an at-least maximum of five kids, So everyone can choose their amount, Because some people might like a lot of kids to do all the chores.. Haha!
As they upgrade, they should add more crops and A LOT more Festivals! I look forward to Festivals! Maybe more fish! And a bigger map?.. (That could be bad, and good..) Defiantly more Bachelors and Bachelorettes! (So we can spend even MORE time choosing, HAHA!)
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Story: 8, More IN-DEPTH story, I think. Considering the game can go on a while. (Need something to look forward to, once you've raised a family!)
Graphics: 9, Bigger map?..
I loved the game! And LOVE the camera addition!FUN GAME!
posted by kznx04 (BARTLETT, IL) Dec 10, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful
harvest moon animal parade
posted by serenityan (LA VISTA, NE) Jan 10, 2010
Member since Jan 2010
4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Harvest Moon Done It Again
posted by cromostone (UNIONTOWN, OH) Jun 24, 2010
Member since Jan 2010
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by Auheye (FORT WORTH, TX) Mar 11, 2010
Member since Mar 2010
2 out of 11 gamers (18%) found this review helpful
posted by capt_dad (NEW SWEDEN, ME) Jun 11, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
posted by hipchick (STARKE, FL) Feb 3, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
posted by babygirl1743 (HARRISON, MI) Jan 24, 2012
Member since Jul 2011
Not the best in the series
posted by nickk4 (LEWISVILLE, TX) Jan 13, 2012
Member since Feb 2008
This Harvest Moon is...
posted by Silentsabe (LYNNWOOD, WA) Dec 28, 2011
Member since Feb 2011
With Animal Parade, they expand on this and create an even bigger environment and story to support. You are still raising crops and still doing your normal everyday life stuff. The major problem I found with this game is that everything started to slow down at certain points. I have played other harvest moons on the PS3 and I don't get as much as a problem. This may be because the WII cannot handle that big a town all at once. If rating was based purely on gameplay, I would probably rate it near an 8, but because of this, having fun with this game is kinda hard, but it might be because I'm used to faster games.
Rating for this game.
Replayability: If they were able to fix the frame rate issue and some how speed up the game then sure, otherwise it would definitely be a big maybe.
Not a bad game, but not perfect either. If I had to choose, I would either play one of the older ones on gamecube or Rune Factory for the PS3, not saying you shouldn't try it out. Just try it out FIRST before you buy it.
Another Great Harvest Moon Game!
posted by Ipownyu (KASSON, MN) Oct 28, 2011
Member since Nov 2010
(Oh and I heard this game had a lot of glitches, I have not experienced one.)
posted by rlcorindia (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Oct 20, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
Tougher than Tree of Tranquility
posted by davidbonatz (RESTON, VA) Aug 31, 2011
Member since May 2011
Harvest Moon Veterans: This is a solid Harvest Moon game I would recommend renting it.
People new to Harvest Moon: Rent Tree of Tranquility (ToT) first, if you like it then I would recommend this, otherwise avoid this game.
There has been a lot of balancing done (not all of it good or done well) in this game when it comes to money, tools, sellables, and game progression. Stuff in general is far more expensive in this game compared to ToT, and thus will slow the game progression down (slightly if you are a veteran or greatly if you are new). The plot is no where near as easy to mess yourself up in like it was in ToT (In ToT if you missed an item it could take you 2-4 seasons before you had another chance to get it). If you are a pro and want to maximize your money and time you will find it is much harder to do since some of the nicer seeds are harder to come by and the mechanics have been shifted to rely more on random chance (which seems to be very bursty, in that you will get extremely lucky or extremely unlucky not much in between).
posted by harvester (NELSON, NE) Aug 11, 2011
Member since Aug 2010
Graphics they are good for a wii
Gameplay like always harvest moon has great gameplay
Music its okay but it gets old
the bells are too hard too hard to get
the people act even more kiddish in this game
it can get really tedious going back and forth
the loading screens they sucked
the island is obnoxiously big
overall i give this game an 8/10
harvest moon animal parade
posted by arpitj1224 (CHELMSFORD, MA) Dec 22, 2010
Member since Oct 2010
Old But Good
posted by Mandie82 (MEDFORD, OR) Dec 17, 2010
Member since Oct 2008
Harvest moon: animal parade
posted by awesomekid (BOTHELL, WA) Nov 1, 2010
Member since Nov 2010
It's pretty good.
posted by tomkarl (HAMILTON, MT) Sep 30, 2010
Member since Mar 2009
you can ride other animals besides horses
you can customize your character
theres sikness gas in the mine
theres a lag in sertain spots
their mouths dont move when they talk
the bells are hard to find
Overall fun if you like farming games.
posted by PunkGamer7 (RENO, NV) Jul 29, 2010
Member since Dec 2003
h t t p : / / w w w . f o g u. c o m then click on animal parade
I will definitely buy this game!
harvest moon now even kiddy er
posted by backfire (LAKE ELSINORE, CA) Jul 4, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
thats my opinon 6 out of 10 i dont thinks its worth buying but i wouldnt rent it ether
Good Game to watch Tv while playing
posted by Mathazar (WASHINGTON, NC) Jun 29, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
There are a few VALID complaints. Way too many loading screens for such a low graphic game. Way too many screen prompts for stupid things like after you tell something like a boat to go it asks "ARE you Ready". Well of course I am ready I just sat thru a 5 hour loading screen. If I am not ready by now I will never be.
Potato Seeds and the product not sold anywhere but spring.
The ancestor to this game(the ones before the stupid jump around one) was much more fun and this one could of been if they had at the very least eliminated the really negligent loading screens.
Some of it may be due to the Wii being the worst nintendo product ever. "shrug"
The actual resolution of the game is pathetic for it to have such loading screens to. If I don't stretch screen it looks like a gameboy screen or close. My guess is its 640x480 which is super lame. Good job with your awesome jumping up and down Nintendo. Gamecube made more sense for its era. How could you just ignore High definition TV's.