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: 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.
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: Harvest Moon has appeared on numerous systems, including the Gameboy Color, PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and a recent “side story” on the PlayStation 2. Farmer Fantasy (AKA Harvest Moon) is back, tilling ahead on its native GBC soil. Much like a new title in a sports franchise series, Harvest Moon 3 isn't rewriting the series and changing the basics of gameplay, instead it is adding layers and layers of new depth to the traditional formula.
Conclusion: Ultimately, this farming/RPG hybrid is an acquired taste, but players choosing to roll up their sleeves and put enough hard work on the farm will enjoy the taste of their juicy vegetables and milk fresh off the cow’s teat.
Excerpt: Il se passe des curieuses et inquiétantes à Harmonica Ville ! Les récoltes ne poussent pas, le vent ne souffle plus et les cinq cloches des éléments ont disparu. Il ne reste plus qu'un espoir : retrouver le pouvoir du Roi des Moissons, que l'on dit capable de rendre aux terres mortes leur...