This game was awesome! There are so many characters to know and like. here are so many different things to do on this game that it was never boring. You learn how to make weapons, medicines and jewelry objects that give you protection and power. I totally reccomend it.
OK... I am a huge Harvest Moon fan, and this new offering is a decent addition to the franchise.
The best parts? You finally get to whack creatures with a sword. The cooking makes more sense, since you have to work up skills to create more difficult dishes. Forging is great! It takes mastery, too, which I appreciated. Befriending monsters is interesting and helpful. Finally there's a decent replacement for the sprites. Plus, they are not as tedious to take care as other animals. The dialog with the townspeople is a lot more interesting this time around.
The average parts? Farming is about the same, although there is less of it to do. Collection is the same as the rest of the games (although there is less of it since you only collect in caves and on your land).
The worst parts? Earning money and enough wood at the beginning is tedious. There's only one house upgrade. You eventually have way too much dough. Creating accessories is not as balanced as pharmacy and forging. Cave traveling is redundant. The festivals aren't as fun as in previous incarnations.