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- Non-linear, real-time game play allows for a wide assortment of events!
- Complete with villagers in challenging festival mini contest!
- Play as a boy or a girl- two games in one!
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Firstly, you will notice you may choose to be male Or female
(and yes they both have branching storylines and also different Marriage results!)
farming is Exact, possibly a little to exact as BTN (back to nature) but this is by far the best version for farming sim fans of the series. also back is the mining area which I had missed in other HM (harvest moon)
games (the ores for powering up tools are in here as well as other
the sound is now dolby and the resolution has been notched up a little more then the ps1 version (its Progressive scan. go ahead and try running it on your TV with the new PSP go ahead... didn't work did it? you Have to have a Progressive scan high def. tv in order to use the Component cables the AV cables are for video etc. guess I proved my point on the graphics)
the animals can be fun or annoying, depends on what kind of farmer you are. Me personally, I prefer crop growing throughout summer *litle chicken raising too* then hothouse growing in winter! house and hothouse upgrades are here as well. this was a brilliant move to bring this gem to the psp!
graphics arent exactly God of War,(they are good though) but Perfect the way they are 5 star
sound is the same in dolby. good 4 star
Fun: to me 5 star! but not for everyone unless you have played the others.
Overall: this is by far my favorite Harvest Moon Game but stay tuned for my Innocent Life comparison Next Month.
5 Stars for Ownership of the farming/life sim game niche market.
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Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl
As a fan of the series myself, I have to recommend this to anyone who owns a Playstation Personal. Though the PSP may not be the best portable system out there, Harvest Moon Boy & Girl will surly make you put down your Nintendo DS for a while.
This is really a game that breaths to be played on the small sony platform, and not just because it's physically on the PSP, but because it was originally released on the Playstation, (named "Harvest Moon: Back To Nature") back in the 64MB (graphics card) days. This might be a problem for veterans of the series but if you haven't played the original, it shouldn't hold any problems.
But this is not just any port to a more updated system, Back To Nature never featured the option to play as a female, so now the series is not just limited to the male crowd.
Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl may not be a truly new experience for the hardcore gamers of the first edition of Sony's Playstation, but it is one of the best installments of the series and should be played as such.
(If you don't own a PSP of your own, then it is highly recommended you try and grab a copy of the previous issue 'Back To Nature', but as of August 28th, 2007 new copies of the game are running up to $70 and $80, so even that may be a distant fantasy. So as a alternative, there is a Gamboy Advanced version labeled 'Friends of Mineral Town' that is easily prised and lots of fun to play.)
I'm excited to finally have this one and I've been playing it for a few days now.
It's almost identical in design as the Back to Nature (BTN; and I knew it would be). The female version of BTN was never released here, though they tried to make it up with 'Friends of Mineral Town/More Friends of Mineral Town'.
This game runs a lot quicker than BTN and M/FoMT. People start to like you faster, the chars fall in love faster, etc. Which is nice, as that can be a bit daunting in the other games.
I'm also glad they gave the female a different story of 'arrival' in this game. It's not just a 'gender swap' as it is in some games. They actually did their best to make it so that the characters know you're a female, not a male if you play the girl version (excluding the peddler who still class you 'sir').
Basically, it comes down to this... If you're a fan of the original Harvest Moons (or at least the BTN or M/FoMT ones), you'll like this, especially if you always wanted to play the female version of this.
If you're new to HM, this one might still be fun to give a try. :)
Now for gameplay. This game follows the standard formula for almost all Harvest Moon games. You inherit an old, ramshackle farm from your recently departed grandfather, and it's overrun with weeds and rocks and broken tree stumps, along with being totally deserted and possessing only the most basic of buildings and tools. Your goal is to clear the fields, plant and harvest cash crops, raise animals, expand your buildings, upgrade your tools, and explore the wilderness and town for things to buy or forage and sell. Between these necessary chores, you can use your spare time to train your horse and dog, participate in local festivals, cook, mine, fish, and even woo a potential wife (or husband, if you play the Girl version.) Sounds simple, and maybe even boring, but after the hour or so it usually takes for you to get into a day-to-day rhythm, this game is almost impossible to put down. You'll find yourself wanting to play "just one more day" more times than you can count, and the outdated graphics actually help to give this game a sense of cuteness, just adding to the charm of this great game. The mechanics of this game are easy to control and become second-nature after a few hours.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
there is NO storyline at ALL and the charecters are porely madePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
This game was in amazing condition and the game itself is incredibly fun! It brings back childhood memories! 10/10Published 20 months ago by Cayla
I had to fix disc before I could make it work, but ultimately I have been able to play it and it is a good gamePublished 22 months ago by michael codallo