This game is a complete waste of time. All there is to do is farm things repeatedly. Water your plants, harvest your crops, pet your animals a billion times, search through thousands of levels of "dungeons" for rare items. Btw, searching through the dungeons basically means, break all the walls in a classic bomberman level, except one block at a time.
There is no payout. You eventually earn yourself more power tools which will water larger areas of crops, etc. You unlock little helpers that do certain chores for you. So basically, the only goal of this game is to do your chores quicker. But there's nothing else!
I really wish I could go back in time and tell myself not to waste time on this. I kept thinking that, if I get this upgrade, I wont have to spend as much time on it anymore. Except when I got it, I realized there wasn't anything else to do but repetitive farming of some sort. Go farm gold in an MMO and actually earn something for your mindless work.
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This was a lot more 'old school' than I had expected - the game menus were very simple and boring, and somewhat tough to figure out. The graphics left you wanting more, which is kind of surprising considering the game only came out in 2008.
Aesthetics aside, there's plenty of fun farming to be had! There are several crops for different seasons, you get to raise animals, make friends... everything you'd expect from Harvest Moon.
This game was pretty fun but I've sent it back so I can play one of the newer versions.
posted by JR_JR (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Feb 5, 2014
Member since Feb 2014
Out of the harvest moon games that I have played, this is not my favorite. Yet, it is not my least favorite either. You have pretty much the same characters as in Harvest moon A Wonderful Life. Though you are a girl now. And of course there is one new bachelor, besides those from Mineral town. (That is if you have the game boy game Harvest moon Friends of Mineral Town.) Sometimes the bachelors will visit for a season, making it very difficult to court them.
Usually when I play a harvest moon game, there are always one or two bachelors that stand out to me. In this game, however, I do not have any that I really like. I know a lot of player love Skye but I am not a fan of him. Also, winning people over in this game is much harder than other harvest moon games. At least from what I can tell.
The farm aspect is very good. You have a variety to choose from at start of the game. I love that in most seasons there are the crops that regrow every couple of days. :D Yet, it is still hard to make money.
An interesting side of farm in this game is that you have have 7, I think, Barns and Coops. It is your choice how much of each you want. Also it is both a pro and a con that when you build the buildings you can make them out of different materials. Some are stronger and others weaker. This means that you do not have to save a ton of money to build. However, if you build weaker materials then you risk loosing all your animals.
Over all the game is pretty good. I will always be a huge fan of harvest moon games. If you are a fan, you really can't go wrong with this game. Just be ready to keep it for a while if you want the full experience. And be patient.