This game was a vast improvement on some other DS titles, the story is fun they didn't try to over play the touch screen, and with added requests, collections, contests, and festivals it feels like there is more to do than just grow and sell.
The 3D effect in this game is very unimpressive, I realize this game was built for the DS and the 3D was an after thought, but you could really tell the 3D was just that, an afterthought.
However this was an excellent Harvest Moon game and any fan of the series would be thrilled to add this to their collection.
posted by Morgstang (DOVER FOXCROFT, ME) Jan 21, 2012
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This game is a fairly good Harvest Moon game. It goes back to the old Magical Melody style. I'm going to give you the game play, since you already know or will know the plot to the game.
There's the same over-head perspective, same animal designs (with the exception of new Jersey Cows, Silkie Chickens and Alpacas).
There's a few new additions, such as a cart. You hook your horse up to and store items in, traveling between the two towns. You can move between the two towns, back and forth each season if you'd like. With a fee.
You have to push the animals in and out of the barn. It's a hassle, but you get a technique (such as pushing out multiple at one time). And you can throw the chickens at the doorway and they'll go out/in the barn.
There's also the addition, one of my favorites, of dating. You can go for walks or on dates with the bachelors/bachelorettes and get relationships points from that so you're not just giving gifts to people to get them to like you (still a major part of getting your relationship points up).
But as I end this review there is one matter I'd like to discuss, it's the great freezing problem that all of the games have. It's something to do with the memory cache and it gets too full and the game starts freezing when you're going through the mountain.
There is no real fix, but I've found that if you DON'T do the animal petting (you use the touch screen of the DS to pet the animal and you have a limited time, it's like a mini game). And about every hour, after you save, shut your DS/3DS off and turn it back on. It helps refresh the cache and ever since I started doing these little things, I haven't had another freeze since.
Other than the freezing issue, it's a great game. Should be half priced due to the freezing problem, but, it's a pretty good game. 9/10