About the Product
- Feel like you're really farming with the Nintendo Wii Remote!
- Play as a boy or as a girl!
- Work Part-time jobs
- An amazing variety of crops, animals, events, and mini-games!
- The deepest and biggest Harvest Moon to date!
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Top Customer Reviews
The storyline is great so far. You have to think a bit about what they want you to do next. It is definitely more challenging than the Magical Melodies version on the Gamecube, a definite plus, in my opinion.
I really liked the beginning, a longer story to start you off in your new home on the island. Yes, it is true that you get tired very easily in the beginning of the game, but I look at it as a challenge rather than a frustration. Once you start to save a bit of money up, and you can start improving your tools, your energy will last much longer. You don't want the game to be too easy or your first run through will be over too fast!
One nice thing about the early part of the game is that, even if you are tired from farming, you can still work that part-time job for the extra cash. I do agree that it would have been nice to have a mini-game for the part-time job rather than just a (little bit too long) movie clip.
Great variety of new animals in the game, easy farming controls, easy to get the animals in and out of the barn to graze. Nice to be able to decorate your house the way you want it, options to buy more land etc... It seems like they kept a lot of the good things that were in the gamecube Magical Melodies version and added even more nice things for variety.
I think they did a fantastic job with this game, and if you have enjoyed past Harvest Moon releases, you will probably love it too.
I already love the look of the game. It's pretty to look at, prettier than Magical Melody, though not as realistic and striking as A Wonderful Life (it's close, though). One of the first things that struck me was how bright and colorful it is. The flowers in particular are very well designed and richly colored (check out the interior of Souflee Farm to see what I mean). The detail on everything is very nice so far. The crops I've seen have been well rendered and the trees and plants and rocks are very realistic and obviously a lot of thought and effort was put into their design. I appreciate little details like that because it shows that the game wasn't just thrown together. The characters are also well done with many newly designed characters to look at and interact with. I would have preferred a more classic design on the male character, though. It feels less like Harvest Moon with no ball cap and/or bright red neckerchief. And a bowl cut? Seriously? But I digress...
To be fair, there are a few aspects of the game that I'm not in love with. They are as follows:
-Load times. If I'm not mistaken, this is the first Harvest Moon game with an actual "Loading" screen. It comes up every time you're going from location to location (i.e. from Town Square to Lake District or into someone's house) which is to say "a lot".Read more ›
+ Can play as a girl or guy
+ 3 different plots to build your house on (makes for 3 different replayable game styles)
+ 4 total purchasable plots of land
+ Not a requirement to get married (other HMs your game would end if you didn't marry before the 2nd year)
+ Freedom! (unlike other HMs where you needed to adhere to a strict schedule, this one allows you to do whatever you want, whenever you want. There's no rush to get married, buy animals or even plant crops. You can spend all your time fishing, collecting or mining if you wanted. The game is finally a 'complete at your own pace' game and it's awesome!)
+ Better usage of stamina (now you only get tired if you perform an action, cutting grass, fishing, etc, but you can run around all day)
+ Set wake up times (other HMs would force your character to get 8 hours of sleep causing you to wake up late if you weren't able to get to bed on time, this one, you always wake up at 6, even if you got to sleep at 5:50, it's wonderful! You will need to go to sleep before 6 though otherwise your character gets tired, but they have wake up herbs and other means of getting around it if you wanted)
+ More realistic crops (you can harvest some crops repeatedly and they will continue to bear fruit through their season)
+ Upgradable tools (use less stamina the more you upgrade)
+ Proficiencies (affect a wider range. Being lvl 2 with the water can lets you water 3 squares in front of you.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this game for me and my sister to play, for when she's in town, really love this game thank you.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love this game. I like the town , the characters , the storyline everything so far. The only complaints are the horrible camera angles and the somewhat long load times. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Coco
It is fun to play now and then to take a break from the other games I play. In very good shape, thanks for the quick shipping.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
It does not let me water the plants almost right at the beginning of the game. Any advice would be nice. I cannot get through the fence..Published 2 months ago by Linda leggett