Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility
One of my Favorite Games Ever!
My friend introduced me to this game a few years ago and now it is one of my favorite Wii games! This was my first Harvest Moon game and now I am hooked on the series. I have Boy and Girl for the PSP and I am about to buy Animal Parade for the Wii. This game has a great lasting appeal- I still play it after a year or two. As for the gameplay, I think it is awesome. The main storyline is perfectly sized- not too long so that you get bored, but not too short so you finish it in a day. It is impossible to beat the game in even a month but the fun of it keeps you going. There are a few side quests like getting married, having a child, and getting more/better animals. These are also enjoyable. I did find it helpful to look up a guide for the game, not because it was too difficult, but because I like to finish things completely(like catching every single fish or cooking every recipe). Be careful though- the guides do contain spoilers that can ruin the surprises like telling you what will happen in a romantic cutscene. The minigames that this game has are pretty pointless and I do not play them anymore. I don't understand why they were put in the game. Thankfully, they are not necessary. Overall though, I would recommend this game to virtually anyone.
Even though I like Animal Parade a lot better because your family can be greatly expanded, there are more marriage candidates, and I feel it's also easier to finish the game (kind of), I still like ToT. However, after I got married, I kind of stopped playing because I felt like it was too hard to beat. But the one great thing about this game is the SETTING! I love how you can pick where your farm is and the town is gorgeous. I find it was prettier than AP's setting. It's just beautiful--oh my gosh. They worked really well. And the graphics were definitely different. Most HM games have similar animation but this time they changed everything. Some might think it's "ugly" but I liked it after it took some getting used to. I recommend this game for anyone who has the dedication. But if it gets too hard for you, like it was for me, then I'd go for Animal Parade. Besides, Animal Parade has some better features.
Best Game EVER for WII
this was my first harvest moon game for the Wii i got it last Christmas from my parents and i did NOT stop playing it all day (from 2am - 2am the next day) i was up 24 hours playing wanting to know all the mysteries of the Harvest Goddess, flirting with eligible bachelors, and taking care of my far. i love the music from this game . i love it so much that its my ringtone! such calming sounds and cute graphics make for a looooooong gaming period :D
Harvest Moon: Tree of tranquility
My wife and I have found Tree of tranquility to be fun and long lasting. A farmvill lovers next game. We love the story of the game. After playing the other harvest moon games, tree of tranquility tops them all. The game is hard to come by on the market, but the search is well worth it. Our over-all rateing is a 9.
This game is the best game ever, I stayed on that game for more than a week, I couldn't get off of it!! I recommend this game to all my friend and fellow virtual gamers. Hope you enjoy this amazing game as much as I did. Peace out!
Fun at first..
When I got this game and started playing it, it was REALLY FUN. For the first few days(in the game) it was fun but started to get boring. One thing is when they say you have part time work, you don't actually do anything. But when you first stay at the farm(for the time being cuz your house is being built) you actually do something. After that, you pretty much just walk around town and that's all.
Seriously, my friend and I used to complain all the time about how A Wonderful Life was our favorite and that we miss the old Harvest Moon games. Then this wonderful game came out and took my breath away! I love it so much and I would play it over and over. I have beaten it numerous times and I never ge tired of it! I really love the characters in it and unlike previous Harvest Moon games...this one actually has characters with personality. Nobody's really all that plain at all. I hope Natsume and Marvelous Entertainment continue with improving!
I'm a big fan of HM games, and this is one of my favorites. I still play it after 4 years of having it, it's really fun to try and get all the different events that are throughout the game. If you really like this game, try Harvest Moon: Animal Parade.
Kill Plenty Of Time
So far this is the best Harvest Moon game out there. It isn't like Magical Melody where it only takes half a year to get rich or like A Wonderful Life where you struggle for one lousy meal or like Animal Parade where time goes by very slowly. The graphics are incredible even though the boy character looks...well...not too masculine and with a weird hair-do but it really matter. Unlike Magical Melody none of the characters look like chubby toddlers running around. Moving on to gameplay. This game always kills hours of my day. On avarage i play about 6 hours a day(in real life not the game). The way time goes by in game is identical to that of Magical Melody which gives you enough time to do al sorts of things such as fishing, mining, and even working a part time job. Like all the other games this game offers you chance to get married and see other people get married. Like A Wonderful life you can see your child grow up. Once you feel that you've led a full life you can hand over your rucksack to your child and even play as them. A short summary of the sound. Awesome. To conclude this game is amazing and is honestly Natsume's best Harvest Moon game yet.
Harvest moon tree of tranquility re- reviewed
First of all I must apologize for writing a review for this game twice but I want to let you all know that this is the best harvest moon game I have ever played. Though I have not played animal parade yet). The gameplay is the best out of any harvest moon game because it offers the most to do. Like go fishing which I like the best because its not too easy like magical melody and its not too hard like a wonderful life and it fetches not too bad of prices. why not try to find a wife, there are many too chose from and none of them are really ugly or really hard to get to like you. It takes a while to impress them though( 1/10 of a heart each day if you give them something each day.) Why not get a part time job, they dont pay much but they make the time go by faster. In speaking of time the time in this game is similart the time in magical melody, not a wonderful life. Money isnt overly difficult to make in this game but it isnt so easy that you run out of things too buy at the end of the year. Also there is an energy bar in this game but it is pretty reasonable, except sometimes if you catch a rare fish it could drain most of your energy. There re 30 days in a season and the music changes from one great tune to another. Also the harvest sprites and godess are not anoying in this game like they usually are and the story is not absolutely necassary unless you want everybody in the town. In the story you must restore the island to its former self by getting ingredients to make rainbows which is really fun surprisingly. One major setback this game has though is that the mining is pathetic. It takes forever to find something and when you do it usually is an invaluabe wonderful which you could have changed into glass . so if you get this game unless you are bored stay away from mining it is too much of an energy waster. When you build or upgrade buildings in this game you have to get your own lumber and stone, which takes a whole days energy, sometimes more. Also the zoom feature is pretty much broken. Festivals are nice sometmes you can buy stuff there and other times you win a prize which I can never seem to get. Pets are also cool in this game because there is such a good assortment but you have to win them over for them to become your pet and that is harder than winning a villager over. Animals are half fun because the barn anuimals are great including the new ostitches whic you can ride and they produce one egg per four days. The coop though is an absolute disaster the chickens and ducks are everywhere and it is really annoying to feed them and it takes up half the day. but the silk worms on the other hand are great because they have their own special places and produce one valuable cocoon every four days which is reall valuable when you turn it to silk yarn then dye it. Thegraphics are beautiful in the game ana are very realistic but the sound on the other hand is horendous tiiny at times and thunder sounds so bad it sounds like someone flushing a toilet. raising a kid is a blast too and he/or she grows up in detailed stages not as detailed as a wondeful life though. Also rival couples can get married and have children too. The lasting appeal is so gtood that it the number four most played game for me according to the nintendo channel only under super smash bros brawl mario kart wii and animal crossing city folk. one of the best simulations created and ceratainly meets a harvest moon fans standards. I WOULD RECOMEND THIS TO ANYONE.