Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar DS

  • Publisher: Natsume
  • Release Date: Aug 24, 2010
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  1. A compelling and addictive farm-sim with a new weekly market-based twist. [Sept 2011, p.94]
  2. Oct 10, 2011
    80
    A finely crafted RPG-lite of the simple life, set against the backdrop of an idyllic rural world.
  3. Jan 16, 2011
    80
    Small gripes aside, Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar is a strong showing for the farming franchise, with the addition of the eponymous market bringing a nice weekly structure to proceedings.
  4. Nintendo Gamer
    80
    Lovely. [Oct 2010, p.65]
  5. There's a good amount of game here for people drawn in by the concept. The gameplay mechanism of the bazaar is engaging and helps you keep going, although, a large amount of the game is a retread over previous versions.
  6. 77
    Grand Bazaar is by far the best game in the series to hit the DS. The problem? It just doesn't do enough new.
  7. Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar is a fantastic farming RPG that will please fans of the series. Spending countless hours performing mundane, repetitious, farming chores may not sound like much of a gaming experience, but if you have the time and patience this is one hell of an addicting, engrossing title.

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
#27 Most Shared DS Game of 2010
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 1, 2010
    7
    Not nearly as great as all the other harvest moon ds titles. Seems like something is missing to me. I played for awhile and then lostNot nearly as great as all the other harvest moon ds titles. Seems like something is missing to me. I played for awhile and then lost interest much sooner than even I expected, and I love games that take forever to level up or earn money etc. I do think of course I'll get back to this game. I hope it will have more to offer than it does at the start and a few seasons in. Still love harvest moon games. Perhaps they rushed a bit on this one. The bazzar element is a great idea and seems to work well, pretty fun too! Just happens only 4 times a season. Weekly does make sense though! :). High hopes for the next one Full Review »
  2. Sep 23, 2010
    8
    There have been what I would say, many Harvest Moon games, but it still impresses me after all this time. I don't have a Facebook so I haveThere have been what I would say, many Harvest Moon games, but it still impresses me after all this time. I don't have a Facebook so I have never tried Farmville, but if this is what itâ Full Review »