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- Four player game support and more responsive/faster controls, including the ability to speed up and double-jump
- Barter with customers at your shop; earn money and build skills in interactive part-time jobs; visit windmills to craft special items
- Raise a horse and compete in thrilling races; expand your farm and woo a wife; use magic to solve puzzles and help friends in need
- Play as a boy or as a girl; engage in thrilling magic duels
- Find love, get married, and start a family; make new friends and uncover hidden surprises; build your relationship with villages by helping them achieve their goals and dreams
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I've played pretty much all the HM games since the n64, and as sad as that is, I figured I would put this here for other fans of the series that were looking into this game.
-Graphics are A+ for a DS game, seriously.
-Love the art style.
-You start out with a barn built and you don't have to clear your field. One of my biggest gripes about some of the other games was that they'd kinda throw you into it with 3 bags of turnips and you had to scrimp and save until you got a barn. Then scrimp and save until you got a chicken, etc.
-You also start out with storage/cold storage to put your things in, but this also leads to a slight con.
-YOU START WITH A KITCHEN. WHile you have to buy some of the stuff to go in it, no more waiting until 239490234 house upgrades to get a kitchen.
-JUMPING. Seriously, so convenient. Oh hey a stream, LOL I CAN JUMP OVER IT! Also there are shortcuts around town, like jumping on a barrel near the cliff near your farmstead bounces you up and gives you faster access to the town, etc.
-They finally got rid of mining. I realize some would find this a con but I hated mining so, so much. Oh how I hated it. And I hated having to waste an entire day trying to MAYBE find ONE gold ore so I could upgrade my equipment.
-Your stamina depletes more slowly, and your house starts with a bathroom so you can replenish it a little. Also the house has a fireplace. SWANK!
-Erm, the only tools you start with are a hoe and watering can.Read more ›
I like the fact that they have made the watering of the plants so much less complex. Basically you fertilize your plants then water them every day (sometimes twice a day) unless it rains. It's not as complex as the other HM games where you have to worry about the amount of sun and amount of watering to get your plants to grow. The aspects of the bazaar make it fun although it's pretty slow during the week until the bazaar comes at the end of the week.
I'm one that enjoyed the mining in the last games and I'm disappointed that there is not mining in this one (at least not yet...have already been through 1 year of the game and no mining). Winter is pretty boring without mining and the rivers are frozen so you can't fish, and you can't grow any crops. They do have ore stones lying around that you can hammer and find stuff in but overall not much to do. I also hate how you can only save when you go to bed for the day. Either you have to finish your day or quit in the middle and lose what you've done so far that day.
If I knew the game was like this, would I have bought it still? I'd have to say "yes." I still enjoy playing it despite it being slower paced.
- slow, easy pace.
- you already have a storage room, barn, and kitchen so no more scrimping for 5 real life years to afford these upgrades!
- entirely new cast (lots of twins for some reason?)
- bazaar play is fun
- the animation is much more detailed
- easy ways to track your friends, recipes, animals, etc
- you can only save at bed. i find myself going to be a lot at 10:30am...
- not a whole lot to do during the day in the beginning since you only have one small field and not so much money and a handful of the characters leave to work in the city.
- hard to find time to shop at the bazaar due to sales goals.
i love this series and this game, i've been playing it pretty much non stop in my free time since i got it. not for the action/adventure types, but still lots of fun
The big thing here is the addition of "Freshness" and "Ratings". You can't keep food items indefinitely. They will eventually expire and become rotten after a week or two. Very difficult when you want to cook with food that's out of season. And each item has a Rating on it, from one half to five stars. It seems unnecessarily difficult to grasp these concepts, or even make full use of them once you've got a grip, in the early part of the game.
The Bazaar feature is also kind of jarring. You can sell things to the shop owner in town (and you won't get the full price it's worth), but the goal of the game is to make as much money as possible at the Bazaar by setting up your own shop, which is only once a week. You have to keep your items fresh, and consolidate what you're carrying, since you can only carry 15 things at a time. Also, items that are the same, but a different freshness or rating can not be "stacked" (A Toy flower with a 1 1/2 star rating will take up a slot, while a Toy flower with a 1 star rating will take up another slot! Even though they are the same flower!), which ends up taking a lot of space in your storage and backpack.
Also: for the busy gamers out there, you can only save your game at the end of a game-day. And time in the game doesn't stop moving, except when you're speaking to someone.Read more ›
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