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Really Bad

Legendary talent becomes a dud...

posted by greg137 (CALDWELL, ID) May 21, 2014

Member since May 2010

Take a wild guess as to what this game, and skyward sword, dark souls 2, and bravely default all have in common??? These games were made by cheap lazy cooperate monkeys in a suit who know nothing about how to make a game deep or engaging... They were made by lazy lay-a-bouts who live for who know jack-squat about what draws in a video gamer... they are all living for some gimmicks... THIS GAME WAS MADE BY THREE legends of the game industry and it certainly doesn't show! The creator of the awesome harvest moon series, The artist from the pokemon franchise, and the music director from FINAL FANTASY series... this sums up the game thusly: 1. get up put stuff on the shelves.
2. open shop..
3. stand around and wait on the customers...
4. focus on buying wood and make money to expand your shop...
5. possibly monkey around with key items to get cut scenes, and the occasional reward...
6. go to bed..
7. repeat step 1. and so on and so forth...
That is all you do.. I am a Capitalist and even I have a hard time swallowing this... Oh, yeah, and one more thing you don't have to adjust the price and there is no reason to do so... If you don't price high enough you won't make enough money, but if you price too high your customers won't buy your goods... So, just put it on the shelf and leave it at the default price...
KEY ITEMs.. key items are usually worth a flat 300 gold and you will need a guide to know what to do with them all... Worse yet, did you forget what it was you needed for a story request??? Well, too bad! The joke is on you, because people you do requests for don't ever mention what is needed a second time, which means they only tell you once and that is it... Some times though they don't tell you anything, and you have to stumble on it by chance.. Looking up a key item guide online is your only chance. the game doesn't even give you any form of lists for active quests.. Try before you buy! Oh, and uh.. good luck with that; you'll n

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posted by Doug21347 (WEST SACRAMENTO, CA) Feb 9, 2014

Member since Jul 2009

Not as fun as i thought it was.

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Please, Get Out of Town!!!

posted by Teenkitsune (ABERDEEN, MD) Nov 10, 2013

Member since Oct 2013

For a game from the creator of Harvest Moon, it's not that good. I was hoping for a Harvest Moon version of Animal Crossing or whatever, however what i got wasn't even Harvest Moon. I did not expect farming in this game as it was to focus more on virtual life, but it wasn't what i wanted in that either. Every day is the same old thing, you meet some character who offers you little to help, you run a shop and continually stock and re-stock, and it costs more to get merchandise than it is to sell it, and even when you leave your shop people are still coming by to purchase goods, and get mad when they don't have someone to ring them up. It's just monotonous and repetitive and hard to keep up with. I do not recommend it very highly.

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