Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands
Im in love....
I've been playing harvest moon games for awhile now, since i was like 5! and once i bought island of happiness i was very disappointed because i had to use the stylus to run around, which doe not sparkle with me. but my mom bought me sunshine island i was kinda mad, i thought it was going to be another island of happiness but it wasn't! i am in love with this game! its so addicting, i'm not even kidding my parents have to literally pry it out of my hands to get my attention! this is one of the best harvest moon games i own (and i own a lot!) i love the story line its very original but its not going to off course of the original theme of the game. the graphics are amazing! i love all the characters expressions, especially shea's embarrassed face its so cute i couldn't stand but do a fan girl squeal. and to all the fan girls out there, u will love the adorable faces of the bachelors! i did! xD overall i really love this game i recommend this to anyone who loves harvest moon, and to anyone whos just starting/ or wanting to start playing the harvest moon series
I got this game for Christmas last year and it was seriously the first game I played and was completely addicted to. This was the first Harvest Moon game that I have ever played and since I have played it, I bought HM:GB and HM:AP as well. This game was a lot better than I originally expected and I'm glad about that. I adored the characters and their personalities. The fact that there were goals you had to reach in order to collect the Sun Stones I enjoyed as well, although others may disagree. The game has its own level of difficulty, expecially with the collection of the Sun Stones, but it is very enjoyable. You can chose to use the stylus or the control pad in many instances in the game, but I stuck with the control pad since the stylus part was a pain. There is plenty to do, weither it be training your cat, dog or horse for the festivals, making sure you greet and give gifts to all the villagers, mining, fishing, cooking and the all important task of taking care of your crops. This game provided hours upon hours of entertainment and is a definite must-have.
The Harvest Moon series just kicked up a notch
When I first heard that a new Harvest Moon game was coming to the DS, I was determined to buy it. After buying this game, I have not regret for one moment buying it.
This is definetly the most advanced HM game on the market, with specific "water points" and "sun points" for not only crops, but grains and trees too! There are even more animals involved this time too with cat, pig, badgers, sparrows, rabbits, ducks, mice and monkeys to name some of them.
The tool upgrade is a bit of a pain since you need to use "wonderfuls" which are very rare, and can only be won in festivals, and after many (game) years of work, made by yourself.
The romantic prospects are a plenty in this game, both for female and male players.
For those who liked the mining system in previous HM games will love this one with lots of challenging floors (255 floors to be exact) to explore.
A huge tips for players, both experienced and newbies: BUY THE STRATEGY GUIDE. I will pretty much say it is a "must have" to manage to play this game, and have fun with it (sadly, but true)
This game is without doubt a 5 out of 5 in my book, and a must buy for HM lovers and time managment / simulation fans!
Good luck, and happy farming!
Coolest HM Game EVER!
This games is awesome! If you have purchased harvest moon games in the past, this is yet another awesome one in the series! I strongly recommend this to people who like the Harvest Moon Series. If you are new to Harvest Moon, I suggest getting this game and the two other DS games as well (Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness and Harvest Moon: DS) Overall, this game is really cool and tons of people should play it. If you are afraid of playing a game thats to cheesy or something that you may not like, you should try it anyway because it is a great game! The graphics, sound, challenge, interface, and story line are all great! This is one of the best Harvest Moon games around. Natsume suprises all of us with each and every new Harvest Moon game that they create! If you had to choose a cool game, I think you should choose Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands!
THIS GAME IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!<3
I thought this game will be like Island of Happiness so I tried it out. When I started playing it was really fun so far. I recommend this to casual gamers or kid gamers which ever. If you are thinking about this game you should get it!!!!!!!!!This is a really fun game and I know you will LOVE it!!!!<3
Favorite version yet
The new Harvest Moon game is amazing. There are many new features, like the shipping bin, you no longer have to ship one item at a time. You can just click the shipping bin and have full access to your rucksack. The storyline of the islands makes the game more interesting. Locating sun stones throughout the islands and from befriending makes for a more challenging game. Characters from previous versions for gba are back. There is another option guy to marry. The events are better than any other version. To move around you can use the keypad again unlike the ds and ds cute version where you move completely by the touch screen. Using the keypad allows for better acuracy than other ways. The bigger variety of animals is also a plus. Even thought the pig can't leave the island. Overall its a great game and the best version.
This is the best game!
I love this game. It is Addicting and It is very fun for everyone who has played it. I brought it yesterday and I have been playing ever since. (:
The brighter side of Harvest Moon.
This game has been keeping me busy for months, and I still enjoy playing it! There's so much things to do in this game; ranging from fishing to mining, and more. First off, one of the things I really liked about this game is that it actually is a true sequel to Island of Happiness, and you don't have to use the stylus 24/7.The controls of this game is actually pretty neat. You have the option of using either the stylus OR the directional pad and the buttons. There are also a couple of additional characters, while subtracting a good handful of all the uneccessary villagers. I found this actually great because in IoH, there were so much villagers that it was getting on my nerves. Another tweak is how the game managed to condense all the space from IoH into tiny islands. The houses are also closer together so it's easier to navigate. However, one slight negative aspect is that the horse is not ridable in this game. But it's okay! Everything is nearby so I can see why they opted to remove the horse. The storyline in this game is rather bland. But in any case, a Harvest Moon game doesn't entirely rely on a storyline. The only reason why I scored them above average is because they put in effort into the story this time around. One annoying to task to do in this game is collecting sunstones. This can be a rather tedious task because there are 100 sunstones to collect, and they are needed to "fully complete" the game. Ways to get the sunstones are through befriending villagers, shipping crops, or making your animals happy. But if you were really determined to collect the sunstones, I'm sure you'll be able to collect them in no time. I'm just too lazy to gather them up. Harvest Moon games were never known for it's graphics, but it's perfectly fine! Harvest Moon games have a really zesty anime feel and it's a cornucopia of cute graphics. The sprites have a lot more detail than the past games and I suppose they're a plus. The environments have improved greatly compared to past games. The challenge in this game can be really difficult for newcomers. Actually, I suggest one does their research first before playing this game. If you know what you're doing beforehand, then this game can be a ton of found. This game does rely on a lot of researching ahead of time if you want to get the most out of the gameplay. The sound is recycled music from Island of Happiness. It has a really retro feel with a twist of anime-like instrumentals. The music changes each season and in my opinion, the heart event musics are one of the greater tracks. The characters in this game are returnees from Island of Happiness plus a couple of new ones. The heart events and some of their personalities are either the same, or entirely new. Some for bad, some for good. The only thing I wish was for more marriage candidates as none fill my interest, but you take what you can get! All in all, this game is great for... teens. Yes, teens. Teens with knowledge for time management and day planning. Int his game, every minute counts and should be used productively! Sadly, this game does not seem suited for kids because it does involve marriage and having a baby, so I would suggest not buying this for them. Also, it can be hard at times and kids may get bored from the lack of action going on.
I have been addicted to Harvest Moon games since they first came out. I'm currently playing Harvest Moon DS. I want the Cute version also but i can never find it in stores so I have to wait to buy it offline. But after reading all about the new Sunshine Islands I can not wait.! I'm definitely going to pre-order this game as soon as I have all the money. I can not wait for this game! I've loved all the harvest moon games so far except for Island of Happiness for the DS because I couldn't get used to using the touch screen for everything. I'm glad they changed that in Sunshine Islands. :) I also can't wait to have a pig!!!! I always wondered why there was no pig. Lol. Anyways I can not wait for this game. I'm counting down the days til this comes out! Yeeeeee!!! ;)
Hopefully better than Island of Happiness
It seems that it's going to revolve around the characters from the IoH game. While the game was decent it absolutely required the stylus to do anything. I haven't read much on this game, I like to be surprised and such, but hopefully this game will have cut down the stylus use by at least half, as well as fixing other problems I had with IoH. Now if your excuse me, I need to continue my desparate search for an original Rune Factory game.