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Harvest Moon DS Island of Happiness
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Harvest Moon DS Island of Happiness is a vast improvement over the last Harvest Moon video game we reviewed here at Family Friendly Gaming. Players get shipwrecked on an island, and decide to settle, and make it a better place to live. Clean up the grass, rocks, flowers, etc.
Excerpt: Good ol' Harvest Moon : it's RPG comfort food and invites warm and squishy feelings on the inside. Not every entry captures this feeling, and the DS iterations in particular have been more miss than hit with Harvest Moon fans.
Excerpt: If you were born in the 80s or early 90s, you are probably familiar with Harvest Moon game series that started from SNES. It was one of the most epic farming role-playing sim game ever created with its simplicity and cute 2D characters.
Excerpt: Farming, raising livestock, marrying people – none of this is a big surprise. What's different? I liked the idea of developing and unlocking an entire island in addition to my farm, and online leaderboards add a new element of competition to the franchise.
Summary: Your plans to start a new life for yourself were drastically changed when the ship you were on board was destroyed by a tropical storm. Now you find yourself stranded on an isolated island with a family of four from the ship.
Excerpt: It’s been ten years since a quirky game that fused farming with dating sim first appeared on the Super Nintendo. Since then, Harvest Moon has spawned countless games and appeared on just about every system.
Excerpt: Harvest Moon is celebrating its tenth birthday this year — no small feat for any franchise — and Natsume is celebrating that anniversary with their latest addition to the series, Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness for the Nintendo DS.
Excerpt: I'm really glad I'm not a farmer. There are many obvious reasons for this. Being a farmer means performing hard, manual labor for long hours in sometimes harsh conditions. Being a farmer means depending on the vicissitudes of the weather and the global food market for your livelihood.