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Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns - Nintendo 3DS

by Natsume
Nintendo 3DS
Everyone
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews) 63 / 100

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  • Classic Harvest Moon Life Simulation RPG gameplay for the 3DS revolving around farming, animal husbandry and starting a family
  • New in-game animal: the alpaca
  • 3DS features include: an animal petting mini-game, the ability to share items with other players using wireless StreetPass functionality and adjustable 3D graphics
  • New activities like: horse and cart functionality to haul items, festival competitions and mining and fishing for in-game profit
  • In-game message board feature at which you can receive tasks done for townsfolk
  • Choose from two different villages, each with their own shops, villagers, and festivals!
  • Choose to play as a boy or as a girl!
  • Grow crops, raise livestock, woo a spouse, and start a family!

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  • ASIN: B004XIQPAO
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 4.9 x 0.5 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 1, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,337 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

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Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns is a Life Simulation Role-playing Game (RPG) for Nintendo 3DS. The game features classic Life Sim gameplay involving farming, the raising and care of animals and eventual marriage. In the 3DS version players will also enjoy optimized and adjustable 3D graphics, an animal petting mini-game and the ability to wirelessly swap items and crops with other players. Additional features include an all-new storyline involving the player in an ongoing between two towns, the ability to play as either a boy or a girl, an in-game quest bulletin board system, wireless functionality allowing you to visit friends in-game fields, new in-game activities and more.

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Mend the Broken Relationship Between Two Towns

Konohana and Bluebell villages were once the friendliest of neighbors. Then a huge dispute erupted between them, over all things, food. Both towns were certain that their cooking was the best in the world. This fierce food feud has transformed the two happy neighbors into the bitterest of rivals. Eventually the harvest goddess steps in and collapses the tunnel connecting the towns. After years have past the goddess reconsiders and decides that the breach between the two villages should be mended and that you are the best hope to do it.

A farming screenshot from Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns
Classic Harvest Moon gameplay with multiple additions.
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As a new farmer to the area, you choose which village to live in. Will it be Eastern-styled Konohana with its abundant fields of crops, or the animal-loving, European-styled Bluebell? Pick a home, build a thriving farm, and compete in a huge variety of festivals. Develop your skills enough, and you might even find a way to bring these two towns together once again.

New Activities

Along with the classic Harvest Moon farming, animal husbandry and spouse searching activities Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns features a variety of new and expanded activities. Some of these include: the ability to dig ditches to water crops, and use a horse and move crops and other items to market, mining for profit, festivals that focus on cooking and a message board system to receive quests from townsfolk.

Nintendo 3DS Specific Features

Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns is the first Harvest Moon game released for Nintendo 3DS and as such contains special features specific to the handheld platform. These features include: optimized 3D graphics that can be easily adjusted using the unit's 3D slider, an animal petting mini-game and the ability to share crops and other items with other players of Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns when they are in range using the 3DS' StreetPass wireless feature.

Key Game Features

  • Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns contains classic Harvest Moon Life Simulation RPG gameplay that fans adore
  • Nintendo 3DS specific features including: an animal petting mini-game, the ability to share items and crops with other players using wireless StreetPass functionality and adjustable 3D graphics
  • Choose from two different villages, each with their own shops, villagers, and festivals with the added ability to move to the other town
  • Choose to play as a boy or as a girl
  • Grow crops, raise livestock, woo a spouse and start a family
  • New animal the alpaca
  • Visit your friends' fields using local wireless or Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
  • Additional activities like: horse and cart functionality to haul items, festival competitions and mining and fishing for in-game profit
  • In-game message board feature at which you can receive tasks done for townsfolk

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Conversation with a NPC in Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns
Loads of potential spouses.
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A cooking recipe from Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns
Festival cooking competitions.
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In-game quest bulletin board from Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns
Bulletin board quest system
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Using a horse and cart to haul goods in Harvest Moon 3D: Tale of Two Towns
New abilities and activities.
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Product Description

Konohana and Bluebell villages were once great neighbors until a huge dispute erupted between them over FOOD! Yes, food. They were both certain that their cooking was the best. This bitter feud has divided the once-close towns, turning neighbors into enemies! As a new farmer to the area, it's up to you to choose which village to live in. Will it be Eastern-styled Konohana with its abundant fields of crops, or animal-friendly, European-styled Bluebell? Pick a home, build a thriving farm, and compete in a huge variety of festivals. Develop your skills enough, and you might even find a way to bring these two towns together once again!

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80 of 86 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Freezing Issues November 4, 2011
By J. Chan
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I love Harvest Moon, and this is a fun game, but it should be noted that this game has some pretty nasty freezing issues that are unavoidable. They're very sporadic--almost random, in fact. So while there are times you can play just fine and not end up with a freeze, there are other times when the game will freeze on you multiple times in a session and you'll lose your progress.

Really, you shouldn't waste your time on the 3DS version of this game. The 3D isn't the best, and the DS version runs perfectly fine.

I'm rating this with one star not because it's a bad game, but because loyal fans had to wait an extra month for Natsume to release a $40 that was clearly not play tested enough. I'm frankly ashamed that Natsume is not commenting on this issue and is actively deleting tweets and messages on their site to cover it up.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Good and the Bad November 6, 2011
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I became a fan of the game since it was in gameboy colour and I was so excited to get this new one for the 3DS...but I have been miserable since I've gotten it. The game is like all other Harvest Moon Games games; you're a farmer and well...you farm. The biggest problem is the game freezes and you can only save at the end of the day. So if you have the best day of you're life: the girl finally says yes to your proposal, you catch that rare fish, you complete a really hard quest or you worked so hard to get a truckload of money all that can dissolve right in your hands. It is just frustrating when the game freezes and you basically have to pop out the cartridge and put it back in again because the DS wouldn't respond either. It would have been a fun game but there is no possible way you cane enjoy it to its full potential.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the Cream of the Crop November 9, 2011
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
- The 3D is completely tacked-on, and characters look like they're floating above the ground.
- Occasional severe and mysterious framerate issues.
- Once, the game froze as it loaded a new area. I had to hold the power button until the 3DS finally shut off.
- Extremely repetitive gameplay compared to other entries, and I'm a long-time Harvest Moon fan.
- Annoying sound effects. Generic music that plays at double the speed while riding a horse. Terrible!
- Clunky, frustrating menus and item management.

I've been playing Harvest Moon since it debuted on Super Nintendo. I can't believe how drastically the title changed since then, and I would not recommend this title to anyone - fans or otherwise.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Such a shame. November 13, 2011
By Tomochi
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I love Harvest Moon. One of the best things about the game is that it's very task oriented, and you can work a single day at a time, while collecting objects, taking care of animals, and growing crops. I will say one thing about this game: I love the controls. I love how intuitive they are and the Tool Selection part is especially nice. I also love how friendly they chose to be with the storage system- I haven't run out of space yet, and the cart upgrades that your horse can pull are very handy. The animals are adorable- even if the Petting Game gets old after the first three times. My beef isn't with the game, or the game controls, or the town, or the townspeople. I love all of that.

My beef is the same as everyone else's: the freezing. I have only experienced freezing back in the days of Harvest Moon 64, and even then it was rare at best. I think my entire lifetime playing that game, I only glitched and frozen maybe three times (and that's being generous). This game? It's gotten to a point where I go up a mountain and pray to the Harvest Goddess that I don't freeze. And then I usually do anyway. I have no idea who the heck tested this game, but clearly they did not test it enough. Nastume should be completely ashamed of the quality of testing done on this game- especially with how long they made everyone wait after the release date got pushed back again and again.

Now I agonize over the question- Do I return the copy I got for a new one and hope it doesn't freeze AS much? Some people claim they never freeze while playing, others say it is as frequent as mine, if not more. It's not enough to keep me from playing, but it sure does dishearten you when you just finished all the chores in the morning, only to find you have to reset the game manually to do it all again.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy the eShop version April 27, 2013
By G. M
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you really want to play this game but don't feel like paying 50 bucks for the DS version and don't want to get the glichy 3DS version, I'm happy to say that the digital version, available through the 3DS eShop, seems to be fixed!

I have been playing this a lot and haven't encountered any problems at all, so if you're a fan of the series and want to play this fantastic game I'd recommend you to get it through the eShop. It's a little more expensive than this, but it's worth it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a Disappointment! December 4, 2011
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I love Harvest Moon. I've played and bought every HM that Natsume has released since 1998, and I have never been so disappointed in one of their games before! You would think that after being delayed almost 2 months after the regular DS release and the promised pre-order date that this game would be perfect, right? Wrong. After countless hours of playing, I decided to take my horse and cart into the mountains for the first time, since I was regularly running out of backpack space. As soon as I tried to reach the summit, my ENTIRE 3DS SYSTEM completely froze!!! I had to wait several hours until the battery died so that I could take the cartridge out and turn the system back on. This happened to me about 10 times before I finally got fed up and exchanged it at GameStop. Guess what - same problem! EXACT SAME PROBLEM! I finally just got my money back and bought Zelda: Skyward Sword instead. Take my advice: Until Natsume debugs all of their games and tests them, don't waste your money. Your 3DS will spend more time on the table draining its battery than it will in your hands entertaining you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Game
This game isn't as exciting as the last Harvest Moon game I played, but it's still pretty good. The only thing is that my game glitches at one part and will restart which makes me... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Georgia Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Game is really a lot of fun
Never played the DS version. However I hear it's better.
Rating based on the game itself, not the annoying problems it has. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Nick Lofgren
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 25 days ago by brandi m
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome game
this game is so fun and also very cool at least to me and I rated it 5 stars because of that and would tell people I know to check it out.
Published 1 month ago by Nicole Vachon
3.0 out of 5 stars It's An Alright Title
Quick phrases to sum this game up: Strategy Over Fun . Repetitive and Redundant. I've played a good handful of Harvest moon titles. Not all but enough. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Janice Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost as good as Back to Nature
I've played Harvest Moon for the first time over a decade ago. Back then I was a teenager, my sisters and I would spend the weekend working on our farms and actually fight over... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Danielle Lott
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game, Plenty of Possibilities
I love the Harvest Moon series, and so when I got my 2DS I decided to buy this as one of the first games I ever recieved. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Melissa
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I love this game so much! I have played it like almost everyday since I bought it it's the best Harvest Moon for me because there are two towns and there are so many things you can... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Christy Gunder
5.0 out of 5 stars Recapturing the Old Magic
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Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Great product. Lots of fun! It was better than we had expected it to be. Recommend it highly to kids
Published 6 months ago by Christine Hill
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