Reviews and Problems with Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness
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A pretty good stylus game but lacks
8 October 2013
Summary: Its a pretty decent game. But if your not accustomed to a purely stylus game I don't recommend it. Over all design is actually a lot like sunshine islands and how it all starts. Dates and times are very good in a over all manner. The colors and setting is almost if not more better than sunshine islands. But I must say it lacks in some ways too.
Summary: I love Harvest Moon. This particular HM game is tougher to get into than Another Wonderful Life or Friends of Mineral Town. But overall, it still has the HM charm. I definitely prefer Tale of Two Towns and Sunshine Islands over this one so far. It uses movement base on solely stylus touhes. I do not own a stylus so it puts a damper on the experience. Recommended if you are one to purchase all HM games that come out.
Summary: I first bought this game just because of the title, without reading any reviews. This was a poor choice. When I first starting playing I thought this game would have a lot of potential. The first thing I noticed was how hard the controls were. Moving with the stylus is a pain, and there is no option of using the d pad. Using tools makes me mad too. You can barely water 9 squares before you pass out without eating every piece of food you can find.
Summary: Like many of the reviewers that gave average scores, I'm a veteran HM player. I've played Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness for over fifty hours now (almost to year 5) and have been quite disappointed. It's addictive, but it's no fun and frustrating. Pros: 1. Includes both boy and girl main characters in one game. Huge plus. 2. Use of touch controls compared to HM DS. People complain about poor controls, but one just needs to get used to it.
Can be a great game and great concepts, but the controls are terrible.
30 August 2008
Summary: I have this game and bought it at Gamestop, but I played this game for 2 hours now and seems like a really fun game so far. But all I have to tell you is that Natsume made a big mistake of the concept of using the stylus for the entire game which makes the controls really annoying. Graphics Typical Harvest moon graphics, you pretty much the same as the other Harvest Moon for DS Sounds I love the music in the Spring time pretty good and upbeating.
Summary: I've always loved the Harvest Moon games after getting HM: FOMT on Gamboy Advance for Christmas. The main aspects of the game are the same, and I love the choice to be a boy or a girl. (Although I always think the future wives are always darn cuter, and there are more options than the future husbands...) The only main thing which has lowered the score on this one has to be the controls!
Summary: I brought this game as i was in love with More Friends of Mineral Town on the Gameboy SP. The gameplay is so much different. You now have stamina levels and hunger levels and as you start of with no money and no food you practically can't farm properly, you can do like a little bit everyday. Personally if i knew what i knew now i probably wouldn't have brought it.
Summary: I think that the controls is the worse ever!! i really didnt like the controls. It's very confuesing and doesn't work very well. Apart from all that it's a great game. Brill graphics. Good storyline...ect ect. Shame about the controls but fine.
Summary: I have genuinely never been quite so disappointed by a game as I am by Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness. This is one instance where I REALLY wish I'd listened to reviews which said the controls were truly frustrating!!! I am a huge fan of the Harvest Moon series and have been for many years but I couldn't tolerate playing this game for more than a few days because of the controls which made it virtually impossible to do even the simplest of tasks without about fifteen...