Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns
I very much enjoy the game. To me it is amusing and everything things is easy and simple (maybe a little to much?). The area isn't so large, so I'm not wasting a bunch of time just running back and forth, like in Animal Parade (still my favorite though). You can change your clothes like in Animal Parade, also. I'm a girl, but I so far have only played as a male character. The girls you can court are very cute and have great design in my opinion, good personality also. The guys are well not so much in the looks part, but personality is good. Music is very decent, but I wished seeing it was a newer game, very recent to come out, that they would have made the characters able to speak as in have a voice. The game is still real great even with no voices, so don't be down about it if you had wished for them to have voices also. The festivals are nice, but a lot of them you can't do very much during them. If you have ever played "Harvest Moon DS" it is similar to that game in a few ways. Graphics are better and I like some new things they added, like hand fishing and bug catching. They are very fun to do and can help you earn money fast, which money is no problem in this game, it is pretty easy. You can own many pets also (I have 3 cats in the game) and you can chose between European-style Town or Asian-style. Over all I think it is really great and I think that almost anyone would like this, unless your a total hardcore gamer, then this cute game wouldn't be for you! ^^
I can't put my DSi down.
This game has got to be the best yet in the Harvest Moon series. Besides the major thumb pains in left me, I'm seriously satisfied. Lately I haven't been really enjoying Harvest Moon games (don't get me wrong, I love to play them) but this game brought me so much joy. The one year they took to make this, really showed improvement and was enough to make me get off the couch and run down to gamestop to buy this. I don't even regret what I did, not one single second. The plot behind the game's story was just so good, I couldn't put my DSi down for a very long time. I'm even playing it right at this moment.
If you're waiting for a game that is coming out in like maybe 2-3 months or more, this game will keep you occupied till then. I'm waiting for Final Fantasy XIII-2 along with Assassins Creed Revelations and I had nothing to keep me occupied since I finished Pokemon Black until this game came to my notice. All in all, this game will either get you back into the Harvest Moon series or make you become a new fan.
A Great Installment
I have played numerous Harvest Moon Games. I started with Friends of Mineral Town. There were quite a few differences between this one and the last HM I played (Grand Bazaar). I enjoyed the new storyline and gameplay. The fact that they include two towns that have their own specialties was really neat! Of course, you can still grow some crops in Bluebell, and raise some animals in Konohana. This game came out with a new animal to raise: the alpaca! It definitely gave me something to look forward to when playing. I've played as both a girl and a boy in the game. The Bachelors are unique and have different personalities from previous games. The Bachelorettes are cute and friendly, too. One of the first things I noticed about this game was the difference in graphics. They are cleaner and more color-muted, making it more eye-appealing. The music gets a little repetitive, and at some times annoying, however, it still is a really great game. I would recommend this to any HM Gamer, be they new or experienced.
Come back to farming with this new release
Relive the Harvest Moon franchise with this new title. Two villages have a conflict. The village of Konohana, a farming based village, and the village of Bluebell, an animal raising based village, were once in good terms. The villagers used to be friends with villagers from the other village. But both villages had arguememts on... FOOD. Their cooking styles are different. With an arguement, the villages than seperated. As the main character, you can choose which village you would like to live in. The main goal is to build friendships with the villagers of each village and try to reunite the villages. With all new characters, and some previous characters such as Pierre, Nathan and Alisa from Harvest Moon: Sunshine Island and Dirk from Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar, there are unknown possibilities. Also, there are new animals such as Alpacas, Bees, and Owls. Experience different ways of farming like using a waterwheel that can help make pickled cabbages and turnips. Have a new adventure with the newest release of Harvest Moon games.
Amazing can't wait to play!
So far I have played every Harvest Moon Game for Ds. and have never found a bad game. I love them. New characters, to meet and befriend, New recipes (most of the time), New potential grooms and brides, always something new!!
when i first heard about this one it hadn't even come out in japan yet, but I couldn't wait to get it. I checked out all of the new stuff that would be on the game, the new characters, animals, plants, etc.
I've already pre-ordered this and I am just sooo anticipating the game. and the Alpaca plushie looks adorable! I have the cat, the pig, the horse, and the chicken. I can't wait to add the cutie to my collection.
If you haven't played harvest moon yet you should give it a shot!! its fun for both boys and girls.
You can play as a boy or girl, run a farm, raise it to be the best farm in the town, make friends, go on dates, win festivals, raise sheep, cows, and chickens (and in this alpaca's and honey bees), and plant crops of course! you can even get married and start a family. Try it out and enjoy!
Looks like it was better than Harvest Moon: DS
The request board was the best thing to happen to this series since I started playing HM games. It doesn't only have farming, but It's got a bunch of miniquests you can do to keep you busy for hours which is kind of a nice addition to the series. Also I like the girls you can marry in this game a little better than previous HM games. And there's hardly any mining(at least since I started playing, but I think there's some later on). That was my biggest beef with HM:DS because of all the mining you had to do in your first year just to get some income. There's definitely a lot more variety in this game. I would highly recommend this if you're thinking about getting it.
Harvest Moon shines brighter than ever
I have been a fan of Harvest Moon ever since Harvest Moon 2 came out for gameboy color all those years ago.I've played just about all of them and this game is the best since Harvest Moon:Ds came out...it's even better.I liked Harvest Moon DS but this game goes more back to the roots of what Harvest Moon is.Having the option to pick which town to live in is both good and bad.I like the idea of it but it splits growing crops/raising livestock in half,each town having one over the other.You can do both in each town but you dont have much room for the other.I picked Bluebell Village mainly because I liked the European look and feel of the town.I do recommend getting it for the DS because the 3DS version has lag/freezing issues.But this game is a must get for any Harvest Moon fan...Good job Natsume!
Good for some, but a little tedious for others.
Like the topic says, you pretty much have to be a fan of the series to really enjoy this one. It wasn't that bad, but it tends to get a little repetitive after a while. I will admit it is one of the better HM games on the DS, but I'm just not that into this series myself. If you're a newbie I'd suggest an older one like Back to Nature. My main complaint was that the stores close way too frequently. They close bad weather days, festivals, and some close for a couple days in a row, so sometimes you find yourself waiting about a week before you can even buy the things you need and you end up having to pretty much hoard anything you can afford when the shops are open. Not to mention they sell things at random, so it's kind of hard to plan out what you're routine is going to be for the next season. Other than that it was just ok I guess, but it wasn't worth $40 imo.
A great Harvest Moon game
The graphics are better, the game play is better, and it will keep you interested for ages. Like most Harvest Moon games it is best played over a long period a time in short dosages. The requests are back and are awesome. I like all the eligible characters and the only down side is that you are only able to save when you go to bed so be prepared to do at least an entire day before you start playing. You have the choose in between two towns at the beginning and you will be given the choose to switch every season. It is best to switch quite a few times during the years you will be playing. All in all the best Harvest Moon game I have played yet. A game that causal gamers who don't mind a long game based on farming will love.
I personally think this game is the best one yet for the DS. I've spent a couple hours now playing the game and i find it hard to put down, so much new content, the addition of new animals and a choice between two towns, even up to the storyline. everything has gone above and beyond my expectations and more. keep up the good work natsume, this is a keeper! ;D