gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I am a fan of the harvest moon series. I got the game because what the description told me was that it was kind of like Harvest Moon plus a mix of fighting. I wasn't too into it during the first 10 minutes but now I can't put the controller down. the one thing i don't like about it is that for the first few game months, it's impossible to clear your land of the tree stumps and giant boulders. you must first raise enough money to buy a forge area and a level 2 forge, then find some silver, so you can upgrade your ax and hammer. but after you play for a while and you have time to sample all the different ways of making money (fishing, cooking, forging, farming, fighting, etc.) you can go full fledged into one or more of these. Then after upgrading your house to include a second floor with room for a double bed you can settle in, by taking a wife out of the twelve girls that reside about the village, each with there own personality, looks, and origins.
gamers (97%) found this review helpful
I've been waiting for a good, unique RPG to come to Wii, and Frontier definitely fits the bill. Although progression through the story is slow, it has a good combination of fighting and farming. There is no end to the things you can do in the game, so do what you like. Search for a bride, make a lot of money, cook, make weapons, make potions, fight and tame monsters. All of these things are possiblities. This is a good game for garden-lovers, animal-lovers, cooks, blacksmithes,etc....
gamers (93%) found this review helpful
A little slow at first, but it got good fast. It might take a little while to get used to the Wii format, but make as much as possible use of the minus menu. The crops are easy to grow, water , sow ,and harvest. The dungeons and Whale Island are not very hard, but getting monsters to come to your farm is. Runeys put an unusual twist on things, but they are useful all in all. Stumps and rocks fill your farming land fast, so tilling every square of land may be a good idea. Forging and chemistry are fun,[ but only when you have all the necessary ingredients]. I enjoy this game A LOT and I believe it will just get better as it progresses.