Summary: I didn't like this game very much, and mostly because of the mechanics of it. I feel like it used the touch screen TOO much. I didn't want to use the stylus to move my character around. I honestly did not play very much of it at all because I was so turned off by the mechanics. I traded it in at my local game store for something else.
Summary: Thid game is exteremly hard. It takes forever to get enough money for anything. MONEY: Money takes a while to get I am in fall of my 1st year and havv only bought a animal shed and a bridge to the medow, were the contest are. crops early in the game raise only small income because of stamina conserns. For peaople who think you can earn money byt minning in the begenning of the game, you cant. The secend bridge unlocks it but cost a ton of money.
Summary: I have literally played EVERY Harvest Moon video game ever made. And I have LOVED them all. Until, that is, Island of Happiness came out for the Ninetendo DS. I hurried out and purchased it the very same day it went on sale in the stores, rushed home, and eagerly opened the game to start playing. What a MAJOR disappointment. It was so bad, that I will not waste another second of time on that game which is hard for me to say.
Summary: Out of all the harvest moon games, this was the least enjoyable. First time players might find it more difficult than fun, and experienced HM players might tire of it quickly (I know I did). CONTROLS The biggest problem with the game is the control system. Nintendo is very gun-ho about it's touchscreen and it shows in this game. Everything you do is controlled via touchscreen and it's very frustrating.
Summary: I have been waiting for this game to come out for many many months. After numerous setbacks with the release dates I was very excited when it finally arrived on my doorstep last week. Once I started the game however I was sorely disappointed to find out the game only allows your character to move around via the "Stylus" and the d-pad works like the button pad. I am all for implementing the use of the Stylus in DS games, but it should be an option...not a requirement.
Conclusion: Harvest Moon has been around for many years now and serves as a benchmark for the life simulator genre. Although farming sounds like an odd subject matter you are offered plenty to do than just farm crops. You have to smash rocks, cut up logs, take care of farm animals, go fishing, get married, extend your house and do plenty of dancing.
Conclusion: Rather disappointing this installment of harvest moon for many reasons, one being the dire touch screen controls, the original for the Ds had no control problems so why go to the effort of changing it? another disappointment is the painfully slow gameplay, harvest moon always has had slow gameplay, but this one is mind numbingly slow.