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You are a guy or gal who arrives on a boat in Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility. You've got dreams of being a great farmer, miner and/or fisherman. But just before your ship arrives, you are knocked out by a storm. While unconscious, you get visions of a beautiful woman standing in front of a tree (as supposed to an ugly woman standing in front of a tree?) There's something going on that island, and it's up to you to get to the bottom of it. If you want to put in the time, that is. Tree of Tranquility doesn't push the main plot line very much. It's easy to get into a rut by doing the same thing over and over again. Things like working on a garden, working part time at stores and mining ore. Players can get locked into the rut for months at a time. There's festivals and celebrations, but most of them are there just for a change of scenery. Those looking for a thriller or action game look elsewhere. Tree of Tranquility isn't going to give you a rush of adrenaline. But for those casual gamers looking for a fantasy setting for "The Sims", Tree of Tranquility is right up your alley. Just make sure to give yourself plenty of time to play this game.
I love the fact that Natsume put in more animals and made farming much easier than it as on the Gamecube and PlayStation. I also enjoyed the level customization there is as well. However there a quite a few minor details that make the game run less smoothly. Most of which is the storage system. If you have a stack of items, that whole stack must move. the voice overs are just bad. the flaws are easy to over come at least.
Wow! When my little sister got this game I thought it would be a joke. But, boy was I wrong! This game is so fun. You come to the island on a ship, then you get a part time job, at a farm, for two days, and move into a new house built just for you!(nice guys right:)) Then freedom is granted, and you can get married, make accessories, and customize your guy/girl. Overall, great game!