First of all, if this is all you read, then good: GET THE DS VERSION!!! The 3DS version contains a MAJOR glitch that some copies have where the game will freeze every time you pass certain points. Plus the 3D effect isn't very good on it either. So save your money and time by getting the DS version. Okay so now onto the actual game. The game starts off by making you choose between the towns Bluebell and Konohana. Bluebell focuses more on animal tending, and Konohana focuses on farming crops. The game gives you a nice variety of crops and fruit trees, but I felt the animals could have had a better variety. One huge problem with the game is that you can only expand your farm or work on the tunnel once a month. This leads to the game being too lengthy because all you want is the in game time to pass more quickly. Another problem is they make it too difficult to do anything, like befriend animals, make certain recipes, or expand your farm. One nice feature Natsume added was being able to go foraging in the mountain deeply. The game gives you plenty of activities to do while you are not farming. And I wish they gave the characters, well a little more character. My wife in the game literally just sits in my house all day doing nothing. Literally! Come on Natsume, at least have her go out and take walks or something. That's just lazy of you Natsume... Oh and the festivals start to become very boring and repetitive after a while. The game is very addicting though as you want to expand your farm as fast as possible. The music has some pretty nice tunes to it though, and the graphics are simple, yet charming. Overall the game is fun but it has lots of room for improvement.
yes: I recommend this product