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Farming Made Simple.

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Is this portable entry in the Harvest Moon franchise a worthwhile eshop download? Let's find out!

Gameplay and Story:

The story is very sandbox just like every Harvest Moon game and while the first portable entry in the series made a good attempt at recreating the feeling of the SNES classic, the lack of a relationship system that was pivotal in the original really hurts this game's score.

As for gameplay you can choose a character "either male or female" as well as a pet "a dog or cat" and start your life on the farm! The controls are simple and though it feels similar to the SNES title much of the mechanics have been simplified which in some cases is a good thing and others not so much, but the overall experience is rather enjoyable.

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Graphics and Sound:

For a Gameboy Color game the graphics are astounding with close to SNES level graphics and a decent assortment of objects and character models it truly looks like the SNES version of the game and the soundtrack fits the game quite well!

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Bottom Line:

With a decent albeit simplified story, fun yet simple gameplay, gorgeous graphics, and fitting soundtrack we would recommend this title to fans of the sandbox genre!

Score: 7/10

Last edited by Rukiafan on May 26th 2013, 5:13 pm; edited 1 time in total

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May 25th 2013, 12:11 pmPAL96
Good review Defeated
May 25th 2013, 12:38 pmPyrafan7
May 26th 2013, 5:02 pmOrionJZed
How many save files does this game have? I might download it along with River King. Excellent review, Rukiafan! Harvest Moon (GBC) Review 631737971
May 26th 2013, 5:10 pmPyrafan7
I didn't pay attention, but I'll check later. Embarassed
May 26th 2013, 5:27 pmOrionJZed
Thank you, Rukiafan-tomo. Smile
Sakura chan
May 26th 2013, 6:08 pmSakura chan
Lovely review maybe I should download? Smile
May 26th 2013, 8:45 pmTasuki
Great review Rukiafan. I still gotta download this one. Think I will next month.
May 27th 2013, 8:38 amvisicalc
Nice review, I've always wanted to play Harvest Moon but never got around to it. :-(
October 22nd 2013, 3:10 pmDigiDestined
Nice review, but I prefer the SNES game. Smile
February 22nd 2015, 8:48 pmOrionJZed
Does anyone know if the sequel to this is available in the eShop? Smile
July 5th 2015, 1:07 pmGuest
Beautiful review @Rukiafan! I love you
July 6th 2015, 8:42 amKokorOtaku
It's weird the Japanese VC has yet to receive a single Harvest Moon game (not even wii VC had the Super Famicom version) maybe theirs rights issues?
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March 24th 2016, 8:49 pmAqua Cherry Blossom
Nice review lol. Smile
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