I liked the harvest moon games quite a bit like games like that in general. But I could not get into this at the very start. One big factor is knowing you arn't even really human, your a robot pretty much. Although I will say that your guy can level up his human skills including "love", it just went from bad to worse when I saw what your starting farming area was. I liked the cozy little farmhouse you got in the other harvest moon games, but instead you get "ruins" as your home. The atmosphere just did not agree with me. Rent this before you buy, it will help you save money.