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Brilliant, but flawed.
posted by Morgstang (DOVER FOXCROFT, ME) Jan 21, 2012
Member since Dec 2011
4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
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
Same game but more available..
posted by greg137 (CALDWELL, ID) Dec 5, 2011
Member since May 2010
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Towns are divided along the livestock, and agriculture line apparently you can have a opposite function with either town like, a vegtable farm if you are a bluebell farmer, or a animal farmer in konohana, but Those functions are on hold when the game starts.. As Each farm is naturally designed for Bluebell being lives stock, and Konohana being for crops... Still can't shake the some what "padded" feel to this game given how small the world is, and time doesn't stop even when you are in doors, so plan ahead... This game in my book is pretty fair al in all... Try Before you buy!
posted by gn2007 (SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI) Nov 21, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
harvest moon tale of two towns
posted by hotbetty (BEDFORD, MA) May 31, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
Not the best in the series
posted by DrChicken (ELMHURST, NY) Jan 28, 2013
Member since Jul 2009
Don't get me wrong, it has it's moments and the new dating sequence they add was pretty cool, but all in all there isn't really much to do besides gathering materials and speaking to everyone.
Another Great Harvest Moon Game
posted by Crell77 (DELTA, CO) Jan 27, 2013
Member since Oct 2012
posted by chyatt03 (PITCAIRN, PA) Nov 21, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
Worst programming ever
posted by jajjschulte (MILFORD, CT) Sep 30, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
Rippoff if you've played the ds version.
posted by tiloho (IRON RIVER, MI) Jul 17, 2012
Member since Jun 2005
This game was good!
posted by JCGir (WEST CHESTER, PA) Jun 28, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
Unnecessary Tedious Additions Ruin a Good Sim
posted by druidzwolf (ALHAMBRA, CA) Apr 13, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
Half the characters live on the other side of a mountain which is really annoying to cross over, especially since I know my animals will get ticked off if I don't get home in time to put them back inside. My pets would do it for me, but it takes FOREVER to the get their friendship levels high enough to take care of all my animals. I miss Save the Homeland where if you spent a couple days with your dog he loved you to the maximum <3
The distance between the two towns reduces with time, but it's still annoying.
Also, they've added the most annoying "freshness levels" to everything. Combined w/ TIMED requests, this is just terrible to me. I have very little backpack space, so I sell items to get more space & get the highest profit before it lowers in "freshness," then I get a request from a villager who wants an item but I don't have enough time to find it again before the request deadline. Because I can't store things! Because everything rots!
The only way to store things w/o them rotting is to use a cart that you don't get until a few years into the game. Omg.
Also, since you only get to have animals OR crops pretty much, this makes cooking very hard. And the game's storyline revolves around cooking. I either have milk and eggs or only vegetables. And I can't like save my ingredients and move between town to compensate for this. Because they'll just rot. ><
The characters have decent design. All have kinda chubby faces though. But decent personalities. If I could save in the middle of the day it'd be easy to just pick up and relax w/ this game. But alas it's only before bed. I get bored before a whole day ends b/c I'm too busy "traveling" or realizing I no longer have an item I need, then getting annoying and turn
Best HM game in a while, true to the series.
posted by Psychei (SPANISH FORK, UT) Jan 14, 2012
Member since Jul 2009
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.
Disappointing, but it&#39;s still Harvest
posted by DSX_ULTIMATE (HARVEST, AL) Dec 15, 2011
Member since Oct 2011