I'm a fan of the Harvest moon games, but this one is just bad compared to the prequal and I have reasons. The first problem comes with the story, heres the story in a nuthshell, go to bell somethings wrong go on overcomplicated fetch quest ring bell rince and repeat. This prosses gets realy redundent and tedius very fast. The game also has a problem with overpricing every thing,"wanna upgrade your house in Tree of Tranquility only 5000g wanna upgrade in Animal Parade only 25000!!!." All that aside, the game is decent at best, ring bells woohoo!!! I guess they save there storyline thoughts on rune factory. this game is bad just play Tree of Tranquility
I've always been a fan of harvest moon. Being able to pick crops, raise animals, and even wed. These aspects have all been consistent in making, not a blockbuster great game, but rather a good game.
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.