Harvest Moon: Animal Parade
Best HM game since HM 64
This HM game is the best since the 64 version. I love the classic control system. I love the story, the last few havent been as fun, and this game is just FUN! So, if your a fan of this series, go and get it already. If your new to the HM games this is the a great game to start at. What I really enjoy is the many animals you can now own, and ride. Before it seemed very limited, the story line stays true to the older games but feels fresh. The opening credits are pretty epic, for a HM game. I really cant wait to advance further in the game, I only been playing an hour or so and I'm in love with this game. It has already become my 2nd FAV, next to the 64 game. So, if your looking to get this game go and buy, it's a lot of fun. I really think you wont doubt it. BUY BUY NOW
This game is great! I've been playing Harvest Moon since "another wonderful life" and this one fixed all the most annoying points in the game while keeping the good stuff. I say its the best so far, even compared to Rune Factory. The farm animals are so much cuter here! What is better? There is more time and it freezes inside buildings, allowing you to take better care of your ranch animals. Stamina is quite managable and you can build bonfires anywhere, no more extra run arounds! The town is wonderful and your extra land is close by. Graphics are great too, though the caracters have been recycled from the previous game. The landscape is beautiful! Granted, I haven't played for long, but knowing the other games, I know what to expect as a minimum. The storyline is an enhancement of Tree of Tranquility, not the same, but along those lines with more depth. There are numerous little side quests from the villagers, making it more interesting in the long run.
Harvest Moon Tree of Tranquility
Harvest moon tree of tranquility is a fun and eye catching game. It has various recipes,fish,crops, etc. What I really liked about it was the crops. Its a good way to waste time and make money to make up for the day before. But two of the major downfalls were the poultry and the ending. First off I didn't like the fact that your chickens walked around... Reason why is because if you wanted to feed one of them you would end up talking to another chicken. Which was time wasting and frustrating... Now about the ending. It made me mad that the ending of the game was unknown.. Natsume expected us to be mind readers or magicians. The ending had multisteps to finish it. First you plant the "Seedling of hope" and it rotts. Well whats next...Hmmmm.. Oh ya you plant another one and it rotts too. I quit and played it eventually and beat it.. Only with the help of the web. But over all its a fantastic game with secrets and suprises. Buy it now.
MY FAV HM GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
when i was younger i got a harvest moon game (seemed like a 2-D game). i played it so much i was obsessed =}. so i was online and i noticed a game called harvest moon animal parade. i looked at videos of it and i had to have it. the graphics r the best and i love how many marriage canidates there r. also, you could have 2 kids!!! they grew up also!!! the story line is great, slight challenge, but you could manage it. in the game, it all flows together and has the classic and new features. GET HARVEST MOON ANIMAL PARADE U WONT REGRET IT!!!!!!!
If you already played Tree of Tranquility...
I played ToT awhile ago, loved it, but it was missing some features and stuff I think, there wasn't a lot to explore in my mind. The characters were recycled in this game. I was hoping that they wouldn't, because they are the main reason why I buy the games. Only a few characters were added, the wizard, and witch. The Harvest King, and Queen were added for potential spouses as well. Animal Parades child version is better, you can have two kids, choose their genders, choose not to have them, choose to have one. You can choose what they wear eventually and the clothing is better in AP as well. AP is better overall, but if you want to go after the wizard or witch i takes forever to get to that point.Whenever I play, I have my laptop up, I do my requirements and wait for the rest of the day to pass so my animals don't get mad, or there is something I have to do at night, It doesn't have a major list of things you can do that are interesting really. The bell quests or whatever you wanna call them, are simple, and pretty easy. This is a good game for casual or kid gamers. So it you bought ToT there isn't a huge need to buy this. Its too similar I think personally.
Excellent Farm Sim Game
My wife and I love this farm simulation game! You have dominion over your farm and ranch; and your work and planning pay off with farm upgrades and other awards. You can grow a wide array of crops and trees in four different seasons. In addition to crops, you have several animals that you can care for and profit from. My wife loves being able to name her animals. You own land, a house, a coop and a barn. All of which can be upgraded and expanded for added profit and ranch growth. However, to succeed as a farmer and rancher, you must plan out your crops and animal grazing considering such factors as weather, time in the season, and town holiday schedules. The story line is engrossing enough to keep you playing (you won't get bored with this game). I also found that the music was well played at every point in the game. The music stands out to you and sets the mood for the situation or scene that you are currently in. My wife and I even find ourselves bobbing our heads to the music sometimes! I would describe this game as an intricate blend of farm sim, adventure, and strategy. There are several mini-missions within the game, and small quests that you can go on. But the direction you take the game is entirely up to you! Have fun, and keep your farm tools sharp!
I have played many Harvest Moon games throughout the years, but this is by far the most exciting and fantastic installment in the Harvest Moon games. It has an amazing storyline, and although Tree of Tranquility has a decent storyline, this one has so much more to it! You have several objectives you work at every day to complete the ultimate objective, which is restore the Harvest Goddess Tree. Another thing I like about this game is you have a bit more of a challenge. The challenge isn't overwhelming, but its not insanely easy like Tree of Tranquility. You can also personalize your crop fields! Instead of having to plant a 1X6 row, you can plant seeds one by one the way you want to. You can also have two children in this game, which is also awesome. Overall, this is by far the best Harvest Moon game yet. I'd reccomend it to anybody!
the best yet!!!
i really think that this harvest moon game is the best yet! instead of just a boring game that you just farm and nothing else this is game has a thick story plot which i like a ton. So theres always something to do. its a little hard navigate around town not because of the controlls but because the town i HUGE! but in a way i like it because there is a ton more stores now like now you can take pictures and then go to the photo shop and develope them! so you can forever take pictures. The drawings in this game has improved a lot since mineral town. the godess look like a real beutiful godess not just some pretty girl that comes out of a lake like in the past games. i also like how they now have a harvest KING who you can see unlike in ds cute when he talks and is mentioned but you can not see him. but in this game you can!! the new main characters are very nice i preferbly like being the new main character girl. and there is a ton of new bacholers and bacholertetts. and now you can have up to two kids! but unfortunatly they can only get to about tween unlike in wonderful life and another wonderful life where your kid can grow up fully into an adult. over all this game is amazing and i would recomend it to any returning harvest moon lover and even new ones!
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade. AMAZING!
Okay, Harvest Moon fans, are your ready for this? This is, in my opinion, the best Harvest Moon game I have ever played. I actually own three different versions now, but this is my favorite, although HM: another Wonderful Life was a close second. I have to say this though, I was not happy with HM: Sunshine Islands. It did not even compare to HM: Animal Parade. But anyway, I've kinda got off subject. The first thing I noticed about Animal Parade is that the graphics are amazing. From the moment I set up my character and began playing, I was captivated. I especially enjoyed the characters; they seemed very cutesy. And as I progressed in the game, the characters became really life-like to me. In this installment of HM, there is a somewhat complex storyline that I immediately got caught up in. But the storyline doesn't take away from the main point of the game: farming. And there have been a lot of added improvements that add to the farming experience that you won't find in some of the earlier Harvest Moon installments. For one, there are a lot of new shops and items available for purchase. Also, the prices in this version seem very reasonable. The upgrades are affordable, and you can afford livestock somewhat easily. Another thing that I really enjoyed is that while the game is somewhat challenging, when I began playing, I was delighted to find a plot on my farmland with a few different crops already growing. This helped me a lot because, even though I am not new to Harvest Moon games, it can be diffult to begin playing. So this was very useful, because I was able to sell my crops after watering them for only a few days; then I was able to buy more crops to begin earning grams faster. The only fault I could find in this amazing game was that, upon entering a building or area, you must wait for the game to load it. To me, this became somewhat annoying after awhile, because it took litterally like ten seconds for each area to load. But if you can get past its one fault, this game will be one of your favorites, I'm certain. So calling all Harvest Moon fans: buy HM: Animal Parade! You'll love it; I know I do. =)
i loved the game!!
this is seriously the best game i've ever played! and my gamestop service was amazing! i loved this game more than any other game i have ever played! it was better than modern warfare 3! :D