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The country life for me
on May 1, 2006
Well the harvest moon series has been know as the sim-farm of the video game world this one departs from the previous installments. You still till, plant, water, harvest, and take care of animals you have a defined goal. Well a radical departure from the past installments that had players restoring the farm, this one sets players with a definitive and task-orientated goal. At first this distorts the game from the traditional Harvest moon flow of farming and tending animals as the goal. But it is not long into the game that players will come to understand how Natsume has integrated the goal into the game play. As well as the new goal orientated game play Natsume has added a number of new features to this installment. From being able to choose your own starting plot to the ability to buy more land for more farming fun, to having a rival farmer to compete against, this is not like any previous Harvest Moon.
Graphically this game has departed from the others in the series with a new look and new feel. At first this may throw off fans of the other games in the series, after taking some time to get used to the new look the game flows and looks as unique as any other Harvest moon.
If you're looking for a squeal to a previous Harvest moon look elsewhere, this is a totally new game with, new feature, new animation, new flow and a new story unlike any in previous Harvest moons. That said this game still stays close to the roots of Harvest Moon, farming, raising animals, and developing relationships with the people who live and move into town.