Summary: This particular Harvest Moon game was originally for the GameCube, but was remade to be able to be played on the Wii! There have been a few changes the biggest two being the game controls (must have a nunchuk, but otherwise if you're are used to using the wii remote and nunchuk you'll be fine) and that they took out the option to play as a girl. I'm not sure why there are angry reviews about not being able to play as a girl.
Less content than the Gamecube version it is ported from.
21 March 2013
Summary: This was originally released on the Gamecube. The gamecube version allows selection of boy or girl. The elimination of this selection eliminates have the possible interactions with the village. The wii play controls also cause alot of accidental actions consuming your stamina and maiming your dog with an ax.
A little disappointing... but a solid addition to the series
28 February 2013
Summary: As a long time Harvest Moon fan, I was a little disappointed with this game. My main issue is not being able to play as a girl & then it was hard to figure out how to equip items. The buttons for using tools seem to be opposite of every other Wii game ever. That being said it's still a good addition to the Harvest Moon family.
Summary: This game is okay, but I played Harvest Moon Animal Parade first not knowing that this one was out way before that one so of course this one was not nearly as good. Have only just started to play it, but I can tell it's not going to be nearly as fun to me as the Animal Parade was. Seems more small scale and simplistic. But, like I said, I haven't gotten very far and I'm sure I would have liked it if I hadn't done the other one first.
Summary: I love these sort of building games where you work on creating your farm/ empire. This has the added task of earning musical notes to help the harvest goddess come back to life. Unfortunately the elves are tacky, your toon has the worst hairdo and irritating mannerisms, you have to run miles to collect stuff to sell, your farm is unmodifiable, the antagonist is pointless and the dog and pig aren't optional.
Excerpt: "...one of the series of Harvest Moon games that have been made, all available for Nintendo DS and Wii. However for the Nintendo Wii version, unlike the Nintendo DS version, there is no choice of gender or appearance for your character in the game. STARTING THE GAME The game starts off with a choice of which season you are born in, and then proceeds to the start scene in which you arrive in a new village (the choice of name is yours) as part of a project ...
Pros: Easy game controls, lots of characters and suitable for children .
Cons: Can be repetitive, weak storyline, no choice of appearance of your character .