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.
Summary: What can I say? Farming is no fun. You have to get up early, you are constantly getting dirty, you have to deal with unruly animals and it can be a thankless experience. In other words, it sucks. This feeling of tedium and hopelessness is perfectly conveyed in Harvest in the Heartland. This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.
Excerpt: Name: John Deere: Harvest the Heartland Genre: Simulation Platform: Nintendo DS I am not too sure what I expected when I picked up John Deere: Harvest the Heartland . From the box it looked like a Harvest Moon clone with a realistic spin on the whole operation with John Deere slapped all over it. It didn’t take much playtime to realize I was right.