Summary: Interesting game. Not as great as its descendants for the gamecube, but still a good play! Wish that it had a few more elements integrated into gameplay, but still pretty great considering when it was made.
Summary: Not the best of the Harvest Moon games but for the time period it was pretty great. It still holds up decently at least storywise and has all the nostalgia of the classic Harvest Moon games. A good alternative to the SNES version.
Japan don't do agriculture... But if they did... It would still be bananas!
12 September 2012
Summary: I was a complete newcomer to this series before this game and so far I am pleasantly surprised. The game is hard to describe without alluding to other games from the Harvest Moon franchise, so I guess the closest comparison I can think of would be Farmville, crossed with Little King's Story, all wrapped up in the cutest dating simulator you ever did see. On a Tamagotchi. In Japan. Especially in Japan.
Summary: I think of this game as the best in Harvest Moon series. I never get bored playing it, unlike some of the other games, and I never feel like it's taking me forever to earn money or achievements ("notes" in this case). The music can get repetitive and unlike Harvest Moon games such as A Wonderful Life, you can't really change that. However, the music is still quite nice for the first few hours of playing it.
Summary: Fun game, well designed but ultimately the GameCube version is better. They left out the ability to play as the female farmer in this version and the controls feel a bit awkward and tacked on. It still a good game, and I would still recommend it but if you have a Wii you should probably get it for GameCube instead.
Summary: Having played the first Rune Factory, I was expecting a good story from this game. I came in with high hopes and have thus far not been disappointed. The characters have more personality than they did in the first game, and now there are rival marriages! A new feature is the request board system. By going to the board at the plaza, you are able to accept requests from both marriage candidates and ordinary villagers.
Summary: The portrait art of this game is absolutely gorgeous, I must say, and the artists did a very good job capturing the emotions of the characters. The music is fitting, and it doesn't grate on the ears as some game music may. Like Harvest Moon, you are given a farm by a girl named Mist (a marriage candidate!) and begin to work on it in hopes of recovering your memories, for you have amnesia.
Summary: This game is awesome. You can do a lot more on this one than the previous ones. The only things that really blow is you can not get married or have a kid and after you "save the homeland" it starts you all over. Other than that this game is fun.