Excerpt: After last year's disappointment of Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar , I was starting to give up on my favourite little farming franchise. The game had left such a sour taste in my mouth that not even a cold glass of Jersey milk could cure my dissatisfaction.
Excerpt: After reviewing two other Harvest Moon titles previously, you'd think I'd be sick of these games already. The problem is that Harvest Moon games always seem to have one major addictive quality about the gameplay that changes between each game, and always manage to keep me coming back for more. The question remains, however: does Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar , the nineteenth entry in this long running series, follow through with being addictive?
Excerpt: Here at RPGamer, Harvest Moon reviews have been relatively non-existent in recent years. They are games that are difficult to complete and they require that special someone who has loads of patience to give them the attention they rightfully need. Having been a huge Harvest Moon fan for years, I can say that this series has been largely one I like to relax to.
My Trick Knee is Acting Up! Must Be More Harvest Moon!
1 March 2010
Excerpt: Some days, I can't help but love Harvest Moon . I may not play every iteration of the game, but every so often I find myself craving a little farming sim, and somehow I find immediate joy from it.
Excerpt: At first glance, a game based off of farming would seem like a peculiar concept. While sim games have tried this before, never has it been used in an RPG-style setting. The Harvest Moon series began on the Super Nintendo, but did not grow to popularity until later, having releases on the N64, Game Boy, and Game Boy Color systems. On the PlayStation, the series continued with Harvest Moon: Back To Nature which went on to be a popular title.
Excerpt: Though not as well known as some other, more popular RPG series, there are almost as many Harvest Moon games as there are Final Fantasy titles, and it outnumbers the Zelda franchise. So why are more people saving the world instead of farming? It is likely a question which has no answer, but there is a simple answer as to whether the newest iteration, Harvest Moon: Magical Melody , is a solid addition to the series, and the answer is thankfully a "yes.
Excerpt: Nintendo definitely threw the world for a loop when it announced the Nintendo DS as its "third pillar" about four years ago. Some developers seemed to approach the system with hesitation in case the ambitious dual-screened platform didn't take off. In the first year or so, there were a number of games that seemed to be blatant Game Boy Advance titles with some tacked on touch screen controls.
Excerpt: "This game is not for everyone" doesn’t even begin to describe the original Harvest Moon. Harvest Moon is one of those rare games where…well actually it’s more common nowadays with the release of games like the Sims, The Sims 2, and the various asunder of expansion packs and add-ons that are commonly referred to as the "simulation" genre.