Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life GameCube

  • Publisher: Natsume
  • Release Date: Mar 16, 2004
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 149 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 149
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  1. JoshP.
    Mar 26, 2004
    0
    This game totally SUCK!! its so stupid. Who in there right mind would want to be a farmer. And the girls are not even close to being cute. And just in case you haven't noticed...things are spelled wrong!!
  2. Mr.KNOWALL!
    Apr 19, 2004
    2
    I am experienced in other HM titles like 64 and FOTM(Both AWESOME games). But I tell you why AWL SUCKS!!!! Get Ready! *Farming -farm starts perfecly clean (no challenge) -u start with a cow -watering is a tedious 8!TCH!!! -crops make hardly ANY profit(so why bother planting them) *Girls and Characters -NOT ORIGINAL HM CHARACTERS -only 3 girls -give them 15 of what they like and they love I am experienced in other HM titles like 64 and FOTM(Both AWESOME games). But I tell you why AWL SUCKS!!!! Get Ready! *Farming -farm starts perfecly clean (no challenge) -u start with a cow -watering is a tedious 8!TCH!!! -crops make hardly ANY profit(so why bother planting them) *Girls and Characters -NOT ORIGINAL HM CHARACTERS -only 3 girls -give them 15 of what they like and they love you!(WTF kinda challenge is that?!) -promised diary reading was LAME! *Misc -no festivals -HS cant work for u -town is tiny(barely can be called a town) -TEN DAYS IN A SEASON(WTF!!!!!!) -u start with kitchen, fridge, and shelf(Which u dont need cuz rucksack holds 3500 items!!!!!) But HEY. The graphics are great so who cares about all this failure!!! Expand

Awards & Rankings

#1 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
#18 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Weekly Famitsu
    78
    8 / 7 / 8 / 8 - 31 silver [Vol 183; 16 July 2004]
  2. It's a life you'd want to live, and it's a truly refreshing escape from the pressures of reality into an imaginary utopia poised on the edge of an ocean.
  3. Edge Magazine
    80
    Much of the enjoyment comes from the awe and wonder at discovering the simple things in the world. Where previous Harvest Moon titles encouraged workaholic tendencies … the thrill here is in experimentation. [Apr 2004, p.105]