Excerpt: For some strange reason, we gamers want our virtual worlds to be more like our real ones. We clamor for more player choice in storylines and for graphics so lush we forget that they're just pixels on a screen.
Summary: There is something wonderfully therapeutic about games like this. In a world where gaming is all about arsing about in a tedious silicon world, just once in a while it is nice to appreciate the more slow paced side of things.
Excerpt: But did you know this year will also see the release of a brand new Legend of Zelda game, as well as a brand new Harvest Moon for both the GameCube AND the GameBoy Advance? That’s what I’ll be looking at this week, this review focusing on Harvest Moon : Wonderful Life, and it’s upcoming sequels...
Conclusion: I never thought I would like HM - but was intrigued enough by the concept to take the chance and I am glad I have. It's given me the most use out of my Gamecube since launch day. It's also the first game that my girlfriend has enjoyed playing and has seen her actually take an interest in other games...
Pros: Relaxing yet engrossing., Easy to play.
Cons: May not appeal to everyone., "Nintendo" music.
Conclusion: This instalment of the series is probably the epitome of the franchise; its fun, endearing and highly addictive. The only drawback is that newbies to the series may flounder and find it hard to regain interest if they fail at the start, due to the game’s lack of assistance.
Conclusion: With the sun setting, Roy packed up and made his way home, filled up his dog's bowl, brought the livestock inside, fed them and then caught a quick soap opera on TV while mixing some recipes together to sell in town the following day.