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: The first Harvest Moon Game i ever owned was for the DS and i liked it a lot. So i decided to get one for gamecube since i sold my handheld system. The one i had for DS was easier (Controls, starting off etc.) But this game seems to be okay so far. Took me a while to figure out how to shuffle through my rucksack, and energy depleets quickly at first, but once i got started it got better.
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: Extremely happy with the speed at which it was received. Not happy with the packaging--it was crushed when I got it, but the game works with no problems. I really like all the Harvest Moon games, and needed to add this one to my collection. While the graphics cannot compare to the newer ones, it's still enjoyable to play.
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.