Reviews and Problems with Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
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Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life – Review
4 May 2006
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. As we offer golden calves to the god of realism, it's nice to know that someone hears our prayers. Someone who's not afraid to take us literally-to give us a unique, "realistic" game that we didn't expect to be so much fun.
Conclusion: While the title may suggest that the game is a polygonal salute to the Jimmy Stewart Christmas classic that is the farthest thing from the truth. A Wonderful Life takes place after its predecessors where players had to save the family farm from bankruptcy, and then save their homeland. Now players can focus on their own life instead of worrying about saving everyone else.
Excerpt: This newly released Game Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is back on GameCube. (Also released for GBA.) In this Game you`re a farmer which when you first start the Game you start with one Cow which Takakura gives you your first Cow. The farm has been past down to you to look after and produce Crops and breed Animals. In the Game there are 4 seasons, known as Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
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 Another Wonderful Life (for the GameCube) and More Friends of Mineral Town (for the GameBoy Advance)… and two MORE sequels with a feminine spin? More on that later.
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 as well. Well worth checking out for any of you who fancy something that little bit different. Load it up, relax and experience the country life.
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. Still, those that keep at it will discover the wonder of the franchise, and what is really one of the deepest role-playing/sim experiences available today.