NDS Review - 'John Deere: Harvest in the Heartland'
21 January 2008
Summary: Harvest Moon meets SimCity in John Deere: Harvest in the Heartland, a “hands-on” real-time farming game for the Nintendo DS. The core play mechanic is “Sculpt the Heartland” – Craft virgin soil into a profitable, prize winning, and picturesque farm.
Excerpt: I was skeptical, to say the least. At first, all I knew about John Deere: Harvest in the Heartland was that it was essentially a licensed knockoff of Harvest Moon . I was curious to see another developer's take on the farming simulation genre, but at the same time, I imagined it would be really difficult to capture both the basics and the subtleties of something as complex as Harvest Moon .