Rated 10 out of 10 by hmfan24 Make your Own Wonderful Dreams of Life and Live
It's been quite a while since the game's release, but if you've been looking for some timeless games to add to your Gamecube library, look no further.
This classic piece may not be of a mainstream series, but can easily reach out past its casual following. You find a girl, make a family, farm a farm, ranch a ranch and eventually watch the town grow around you. You will be immersed in the world of Harvest Moon's Forget-Me-Not Valley as if it were your own neighborhood.
Of the series, this is considered by fans to some of the darkest themes and plot-twists. You will become emotionally attached to your animals that your care for daily and your family that you raise. You watch your son grow to be what you have influenced them to be as they grow from toddler to child to teen to adult.
This game will introduce you to your life as soon as you pick up the controller.
*You play as a boy and marry girls in this version. Get "Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life" to play as a girl.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Jamesboyadvance THIS IS SOOOO AWSOME!
This is one of my favorite games of all time! It's so great. So you walk into a land called For-Get-Me-Not Vally. You take over the farm after your father dies. WIth the help of a man... a man...a man. Does anyone know how to spell or say his name. Well anyways, he helps you with the farm. Buying seeds from Ceila and...a woman I don't know how to spell nor say her name too! You get a choise to marry Ceila, Muffy, or Nami. All the girls like different things. Well Ceila likes flowers, and so does... muff...y, but Nami likes fossils and other things that comes from the mines. The graphics look great, the animal viriaty is huge, finding mini games are fun, mining is the second best in the series, making a kid go down a certain path is pretty cool, the animal part of the game is really life like, and the characters are all funny and memberble. Don't get me wrong, there is a couple of bad things about this game. Such as the quest for the heart wasn't that fun and Van is only in town 2 times a mounth, and useally sells worthless items. Over all this game is a farming master peice.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Rahrah27 WAY TOO LONG
The game starts out like this. Your big eyebrow uncle person shows you around the farm. You start out with a barn and coop. Then you meet the towns people. After that its your time to make your dead father's farm great again. You also get given a cat, dog, cow, and later a horse. You really don't do much in this game but farm and talk to people. The challenge isnt all that great. The real challenge is to go through the years. You really can get a girl of your choice to four hearts by the end of spring. I have been playing this game for a year and I'm almost in my third chapter. But when you really get into it it's just like any other HM game but you can see your child grow up from toddler to adult. Its fun at times when the chapter changes and all the people get older but other then that it's boring. Keep on playing. See ya
Rated 10 out of 10 by A-man67 Best Gamecube game ever!!!!
Where to begin where to begin.... Well, its my fav game for G-cube!!! At first your a little dissapointed because its a little hard to make money. As you go on it gets easier... And more fun!!! You have a choice of 3 potential brides to be. There is Muffy, She is pretty but she is annoying and flattery. Then there is Celia..... My choice. There is no down side about her. She pretty, kind, sweet, and loves all the animals. Then there is Nami, She mean and cold. Anyway, I have restarted lika million times the farest ihave been is when my chid was in its teen years. Here is a tip: When Grant, Kate, and Samantha move in... (Tall rectangular house). Go to there house at 5:20 a.m., But leave at to go at 5:00a.m. He will give you a alarm clock. Rigt now my child is a baby. This game is a role playing game because u make important life choices. The story line is great. Some people would say its stupid but it is not. It is because they have not played it . You chose what crops to choose to grow. You can raise up to 9 animals at a time. You can sell animals if you need extra space. I recomend this gme to anyone who is a Harvest Moon fan or not. Anyway i recomend it 1000%!!!!!!!
Rated 8 out of 10 by Harvestmoonguy Different Kind of Harvest Moon Game
Anyone who played the previous games such as Back to Nature or Harvest Moon 64, will be shocked at the changes this game made. first of all, the time is changed and it takes too long to finish a day. However it adds a very relaxing sense to the game like Harvest Moon is supposed to. Second of all, you can only sell the wild objects like flowers and mushrooms on certain days when a merchant comes to town. it happens twice a month so you have to keep all that stuff for a couple days. The music isn't too much of a problem besides the fact that it never changes. But it is more relaxing than some of the other Harvest Moon songs. lastly, the game takes forever to finish and you won't wanna play past the first chapter. The only TRUE problem i have with this game.... They completely jacked up the sleeping system! they expect you to go to bed at the same time each day, i guess, but most of the time that doesn't happen and you end up waking up at spastic times. It is still a great harvest moon game and great for beginners to the series but if you feel it moves to slow, try one of the others and you'll be a lot more satisfied. Try Harvest Moon DS Same characters, Different style!
Rated 10 out of 10 by GAM3MAST3R Tons of fun, long lasting appeal.
This game is really fun and I can never get enough. There are so many different things to do, it's almost impossible to do everything. With lots of different types of crops you will always have something to tender. You can get special items from friends you make and find different recipes to make. There are lots of animals you can raise and every time you play it, theres something else you can do. The game is very long so you have to be devoted to finish it. There are also hardly any glitches or cheats so you have to play it the right way. 3 women to choose from to be your wife and 3 different kids you can have. 14 types of fish to catch and sell and 3 buildings you can build. The best thing about this game are hybrid crops. You can make sooooooo many that theres always something different to plant. You will play this more than once because you find out more and more things you can do and should have done. This game has great graphics and you will never tire of playing it. If you like Farmville on Facebook you'll absolutly love this game, i would consider buying a gamecube or ps2 just to play this game. :) The only negative thing about this game is the small possibility of glitching, and the annoying music over and over again, wish there were more than 2 records to choose from.
Rated 9 out of 10 by taylorgangordie Most relaxing game ever
im a 6-2 ft tall football player and i love this game lol although it is a relaxing game it can get boring as you go through the years. the farthest ive gotten is when my child got to teen years and then the fact tht my character looked old kind of turned me off from the game. but all in all it is very fun and has a lot of different things to do like planting trees fruit vegetables etc. also getting married i thought is a fun touch to it especially choosing which girl you want to marry because it makes your child look completely different depending on who you marry ^.^ go get it if you want to take a break from allthe rpg's and fps games like halo and battlefield bad company lmao
Rated 10 out of 10 by niknak The Best HM Game to Date
This and FoMT got me hooked. I wanted this particular game first when it came out, but I could only find FoMT when I went back to stores to buy it. But it's not about FoMT right now, it's about AWL. This game literally made my childhood. I loved every character, I loved the stories and cutscenes, I loved the town (though it's small) because it had so much life in it. Now I feel like HM tries to compensate for really stereotypical and boring characters by making the land huge and trying to put a lot of activities around. This town literally came together. You loved each and every character. The music was beautiful, your life was amazing, your family was really a family. This game may be long and tedious to some, but it's a story; that's why I loved it so much. I eagerly waited for the next chapter to see what would change. THIS IS THE ONLY GAME IN WHICH YOU AGE. It's about your life! All the other HM games don't end, they go on forever and ever. You never get old, your child stays a kid at the oldest, and that's it! I find this was the most interactive game; you really form a bond with your animals with the cuddle option. Although I did find that your horse will eventually become grumpy and stay that way forever. Nonetheless, it's a fantastic game and I recommend it to everyone who has the patience to watch a wonderful story unfold.