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 .
Summary: I like all sorts of games, platformers, shooters, RPGs, drving games and football games. This is a farmer sim, growing crops, looking after livestock and mining as well as fishing and stuff. But after getting to a certian point, it feels like emptyness as the years on the game goes by and getting married on the game dosen't improve things. It's a different kind of game, but it gets tiresome after awhile.
Summary: I bought Harvest Moon DS and got HOOKED! I loved the game, even though I sucked at it! I was desperate to buy Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquillity, but it's not out in the UK, so I chose the next best thing: Harvest Moon: Magical Melody! Nnngh.... It's not that great. Shall I tell you what my main problem with the game was? The instruction manual. Yes. You heard me. The manual. I normally never look at manuals because I can work out the controls myself.
Still the best option for UK Wii gamers, but a bit disappointing
D. Guy, amazon.co.uk
29 June 2009
Summary: This is a good game, which could have been great. It just needed a few things: (1) Make cut-scenes skippable, or at the very least faster! When you first start, it takes AGES to actually get to play the game. (2) No Wii specific controls. What a shame they chose to re-release the Gamecube version and stick the word "Wii" on the box, when there is nothing "Wii" about it.