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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Oct 10, 2011
    80
    A finely crafted RPG-lite of the simple life, set against the backdrop of an idyllic rural world.
  4. 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.
  5. A compelling and addictive farm-sim with a new weekly market-based twist. [Sept 2011, p.94]
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    80
    Lovely. [Oct 2010, p.65]
  7. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
#29 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 »