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Harvest Moon: A New Beginning

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Harvest Moon: A New Beginning (3DS) Review

17 December 2013
  • Excerpt: You arrive in an unfamiliar town, nearly abandoned after an economic downturn drove the inhabitants to seek out greener pastures. Inheriting the farmland once tended by your parents, you are approached by a strange but helpful man who sees your arrival heralding a revival of this once prosperous village.
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Overall 7

Harvest Moon A New Beginning

Family Friendly Gaming
11 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Harvest Moon 3D A New Beginning is a bit of a disappointment for me. It is one of the slowest Harvest Moon games I have ever played. It takes almost the full first season for things to start to progress. At that point only the truest most die hard fans will still be playing. It is obvious the ESRB did not make it this far otherwise Suggestive Themes would have been on the descriptors. And it should be one of the descriptors too.
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Overall 8

Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Review

Cheat Code Central
7 November 2012
Overall 7

Review: Harvest Moon: A New Beginning

25 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Manage to survive through the first month and the personalisation element rewards you with massive future choices. Dig deep, put in the effort and Harvest Moon: A New Beginning can really bloom into something special.
  • Pros: Can take everything at your own pace, New animals added, Serious feeling of accomplishment rebuilding a village, Village customisation feels more personal
  • Cons: The first month drags with tutorials and lack of stuff happening, Repetition may put some off
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Overall 8

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Official Nintendo Magazine
24 September 2013
  • Excerpt: New Beginning? Try slow beginning. Actual crops can be planted, grown and harvested in the time it takes the latest Moon to creep through its tutorials. It's not even covering new ground. With a boy (or girl) taking up farming to turn around Echo Village's ailing fortunes this isn't our first rodeo. Not that we could rodeo if we wanted to: animals don't unlock for two bleedin' weeks.
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Nintendo Life
21 May 2013
  • Summary: Harvest Moon: A New Beginning is a successful attempt to breathe new life into an ageing series. Taking players back to the basics that made Harvest Moon so charming in the first place, this one serves to combine the best of the series into a game that no fan should pass up. It may not be a game or genre that will appeal to all gamers universally, but series veterans will find something to love here.
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Good things come to those who wait

Pocket Gamer
12 November 2012
  • Conclusion: If you're willing to slog your way through the most tedious and drawn-out start to a game ever, you'll finally discover that Harvest Moon magic hidden underneath
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Harvest Moon: A new Beginning - Análisis 3DS

3 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Visto que en la ciudad no hay trabajo, nos marchamos al campo para comenzar una nueva vida entre bancales, flores silvestres a animales de granja.
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Overall 6

Harvest Moon: A New Beginning - Análise

25 October 2013
Overall 8

Harvest Moon: A new Beginning - Recensione

Everyeye Network
21 October 2013
  • Summary: Con Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Marvelous Entertainment ha fatto centro, riuscendo potenzialmente a soddisfare i nuovi arrivati e i fan storici della serie. E’ certamente un peccato che il team non abbia spinto sul fronte tecnico, continuando per altro a riproporre un'interfaccia davvero poco navigabile, perchè con una tale varietà a disposizione e le molte novità, A New Beginning poteva anche ambire a risultati migliori.
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