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  • Summary: Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life will span a lifetime on the farm and follow the drama that goes with it. Not only must you build and successfully run a farm, but you must also build a successful life with family and friends! This new Harvest Moon experience will take the best qualities of the series and add more...more animals, more vegetables and more drama! What sort of life will you live? Expand
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  1. A magical experience you're never likely to forget, and the best game in a series that's never been less than excellent. An essential Cube buy. [NGC]
  2. 90
    An endearing and rewarding experience for those who seek the solace and freedom of world that is focuses on a weapons free, non-violent atmosphere and is easily the best game in the series to date.
  3. What this game lacks in action-packed adventure and evil villains, it more than makes up in addictive gameplay, vibrant graphics, and longevity.
  4. Overall the game has that "good vibe" feeling to it that is missing from the majority of videogames.
  5. 80
    The more you play it, the more it grows on you. It's quite easy to fall in love with the world Natsume created.
  6. Sure, the game has flaws. But they're transcended by its ability to put us in awe of our own lives. We see our daily tedium through fresh eyes, feel it through newly excited thumbs.
  7. 60
    It's too bad that an underdeveloped social scene and tedious chores that require frustrating precision keep farm life from being more fun.

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  2. Negative: 2 out of 101
  1. ChelseyC.
    Dec 13, 2003
    Hey, Don't get me wrong, the other games were great but this one looks so muck better!!! I can't wait to play it!!!
  2. Ivan???
    Jul 27, 2003
    This game looks great. Especially with the combined efforts of Ubi Soft and Natsume, Im sure this new Harvest Moon game will pull through to be great. Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2011
    This game is legitimately one of my favorite games on the Gamecube, ever. For something, that is in it's most simplistic sense, a farm simulator, it never manages to get boring. I plan to buy it soon, for I sold my Gamecube years ago, and enjoy all the farming fun again. Excellent work! Collapse
  4. ZackH.
    Jan 3, 2004
    this game is going to be awsome i've been waiting way too long i mean march is two months ahead but it's worth the wait.
  5. LeeL.
    Apr 3, 2004
    Ive really enjoyed the game so far and have been seriously hooked to it like every other good harvestmoon, I have especially enjoyed the fact that the game is not just about your farm but more about raising a family and using the farm to support them. Expand
  6. Nevermind
    Apr 3, 2005
    This game does rock!You can make goals,you can't expect them to give all of them to you! That makes fun freedom in the game! There is one major goal, to make a great farm! Expand
  7. JoshP.
    Mar 26, 2004
    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!! Expand

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