Great farm sim with a few references to grown-up behavior.
Common Sense Media
29 December 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley , unlike many recent titles in the series, does not offer the chance to play as a female protagonist. The male lead can woo and marry any of the women in the game -- including the supernatural Harvest Goddess. The game does contain gambling on horse races and the drinking of wine, but neither ever has to occur if the player chooses not to engage in those events.
Excerpt: I feel as though I should preface this impression with an apology. I feel horrible that it's taken me to the beginning of June to finally sit down and play Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley . Due to circumstances beyond my control, I wasn't able to start this right away. I'm aware that the game is already out and folks are enjoying it, but I felt it was my duty to write a little something about this title, as we may not see a review until closer to the end of this month.
Excerpt: The Harvest Moon series has already found a huge handheld following on the Nintendo DS. It seems like games spawn out for the system in bushel quantities. Unfortunately, the PSP hasn't quite seen the same love that the DS has. Sure, we've had Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl, a *cringe* remake, and Innocent Life – a game that had new ideas and a futuristic backdrop, but fell way short of being praiseworthy due to its subpar execution.
Excerpt: Après un épisode futuriste plutôt sympathique, la série Harvest Moon revient à ses fondamentaux en nous proposant une simulation agricole des plus convenues. Le charme bucolique de la formule originale opère-t-il toujours autant ?