Story of Seasons
I Love It!!!!!!!
I recommend this gameplay because I have all Harvest Moon games and I know all about it; its special and cool, this game is more cool because some seeds are from mario like toadstool, star, and the fire flower. Don't lose the chance to have it.
I am glad I waited for this game. This game is so great. The editing your farm and the inside of the house is awesome. Making you character look different everyday and the way you can rent and battle for other fields was unexpected but a nice surprise. I do wish it let you move the actual house but is still a great game. There is so much to do other than farming and keeps you wanting to play it for hours. Great game for all you harvest moon fans out there. Buy it
BEST GAME SO FAR
I have played every Harvest Moon game since Friends of Mineral Town back on the Advanced. Harvest Moon: Lost Valley was such a disappointment. I put 20 hours into it, waiting for it to be enjoyable, and finally just left it alone without looking back. I had HUGE hopes for Story of Seasons, and it has exceeded my expectations far and wide in just 3 hours of game play. I am only one game day past the tutorial, but I have head over heels in love. The controls are simple, the explanations and the tutorial are wonderfully written and presented. I fully expect to put 100+ more hours into this game. The character customization blows the choices in A New Beginning out of the water, and the townsfolk are all unique with their own ways of speaking. They each have their own personality and style. The Trade Depot (where you can sell your wares and purchase exotic items, crops, and animals) is easy to understand and navigate. It was the only part I was worried about, but they definitely hit the nail on the head. I highly recommend this game!!!
THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!
I cannot wait for this game! I have HM:Lost Valley pre-ordered as well, but my biggest hopes lie with Story of Seasons. The new Trading system sounds interesting and I am excited to see it. Also, being able to have two children is going to be awesome. The marriage candidates all seem awesome so far. I love that Cam (Kamil) and Reina (Licorice) are back. Seeing just a few friendly faces definitely helps with the integration into the new systems they are putting into place with this game. The villagers seem diverse, and I love that there are other farmers who are main characters. We had Ash in ToTT and a few others before, but they didn't make it a big deal like they are going to in this game--especially with Elise "a Wealthy fellow farmer" and Eda "an Experienced fellow farmer." It feels like this will be a great game for new and veteran players alike. I felt myself a little bored with A New Beginning once I got to the 5th Town Renovation Plan, but Everything I have read on SoS sounds like they are going in wonderful directions for "the New Harvest Moon." I am ecstatic to get my hands on it and play!
If the horrible graphics arent enough to turn you away, just playing through the tutorial will be enough. this is by far the worst game i have ever played and hate myself for wasting a non-refundable 40 dollars on it.
THIS is what a Harvest Moon game is like.
But now it should be called Story of Seasons. I was SO disappointed with a Tale of Two Towns and A New Beginning. This game brings back everything I loved: interesting characters, great heart events, making the best farm, and new things as well: competitions with fellow farmers so you don't feel like the only person in the game who's busy, "connectivity with other worlds/towns/traders" and just a great sense of fun. Once you get past week 1-tutorial week-you can do what you want-fishing, swimming, harvesting crops, planting crops, wooing your "special someone", wrecking your rivals in competitions, etc. And did I mention that the characters are really interesting and likeable? You won't have to worry about snobbish people *Allen* in Story of Seasons! Unless you decide you want to go after the rich girl, Elise-though she seems to have a different side to her than when you start out.
Harvest Moon fans rejoice!
The proper successor in the Bokujou Monogatari (or as we know it, Harvest Moon) line. This game took the base of Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, and improved upon it greatly with new story line, lovable characters, new animals, and new shop and farming mechanics. Under the masterful translation of XSEED, who brought us Rune factory 4, this game is required for any fan of the Harvest Moon series!
I haven't been disappointed with my purchase. One of the best Harvest Moon game's I've played so far. Graphics could have been a bit better though.
Harvest Moon fans will be blown away
From the moment I created a file in Story of Seasons, I was undeniably hooked. As most know, this is the newest "true" Harvest Moon installment, and it does not disappoint its predecessors. The story begins like most other Harvest Moon titles (this is your new farm from some family member, blah blah), but the endless amount of features in this game somehow separates it from previous Harvest Moon games in the best possible way. Farming becomes more enjoyable, as your equipment upgrades make it easier and easier to water an entire crop field, which you'll be grateful for as you have animals to care for, a safari to mine, and a farm that begs you to customize it with your choice of decor. Shipping is a little more difficult, as you have to wait for traders to come into town and purchase your goods. The more you sell to these traders, the more traders unlock, which gives you access to all new items, farm animals, crops, blueprints, and clothing design patterns. Some people didn't like having to wait for traders to visit, but that aspect actually motivated me to unlock the rest of the vendors so that purchasing new goods felt more satisfying. Crafting clothes, jewelry, tools, and house upgrades can be very difficult. Some craft-able items need materials that cannot be found until year three or later, which encourages the player to log more hours in Oak Tree Town. Now, my favorite part.. The bachelors and bachelorettes. There are six eligible men and women for you to choose from, and they're all drastically different. So, choosing one that fits your tastes won't be difficult. They all have entertaining backstories, so you'll more than likely enjoy watching any and all of their character progressions. Outside of the marriage material, the other NPC's are a blast to get to know too. Everyone in Oak Tree Town is pretty eccentric, so you'll never get bored speaking to anyone in town. The last feature I'll cover is the competition aspect the game has implemented. Players are able to compete with other NPC farmers for access to fields that are spread around town. This is a detrimental part of the game, because certain crops can only be grown in these winnable fields. In order to experience the game fully, unlocking and winning these fields will be your saving grace. Overall, this is an amazing game that's well worth the money and the days you'll spend in bed exploring all that Story of Seasons has to offer.
A new beginning for harvest moon fans
I can't wait for this game to come out! I love Xseed for bringing this to America!
I also do not really mind the name change, as there has been plenty of games made under the 'Harvest Moon' title.