• Publisher: Natsume
  • Release Date: Jul 26, 2005
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. While nothing major has been modified, the game as a whole was good enough not to really need much fixing, except for a few minor tweaks with the interface. The game was fun two years ago, and is thoroughly enjoyable today.
  2. Aside from the fact that you play as a female character, life on the farm hasn't changed much, but Another Wonderful Life does bring to light a whole new side of the familiar characters from Forget-Me-Not Valley that fans of the series are sure to enjoy.
  3. This "expansion" is definitely more of a twist on a theme rather then an entirely new game, but it contains all of the charm of the previous games. The cartoony graphics are sure to please and the low-level existence is a nice change of pace from all of the gang violence and car racing that permeates most video games these days.
  4. Another Wonderful Life gets by on a startling amount of charm that makes a return visit at least worth a lengthy rental, even for farming veterans.
  5. It makes the bumpkin lifestlye charming, unique, and (dare I say it) honestly iteresting. [Oct 2005, p.138]
  6. 75
    Feels very much like Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life. And that's because both titles share almost everything. They look the same, sound the same and play the same.
  7. The remake has some minor improvements, including the ability to continue playing from where the previous game ended. [Sept 2005, p.83]
  8. Takes you deep into farming activities and offers a compelling game experience as a result. The number of choices you can make and activities you can take part in are nearly endless, despite the game's basic presentation.
  9. 60
    Farming's hard, tedious, repetitive work. And don't let anyone tell you different.
  10. 60
    Natsume's "mulligan" to address some of the shortcomings found in the original. It offers the same graphics, same controls, and an identical cast of characters apart from the female protagonist.
  11. I suppose where Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life loses a couple points is in the innovation put into the game. There is just not enough different about this game over its very recent predecessor to recommend that the average gamer buy what is roughly the same game again.
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 46
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 46
  3. Negative: 2 out of 46
  1. Gen
    Oct 12, 2008
    10
    this game is awsome. the only thing that could be changed is the amount of cutscenes. they need more i have played with every husband and love the animals Full Review »
  2. LuluK.
    Jul 20, 2008
    10
    If I had to chose i would do 100/10 but it won't go up to it this game and all the oters are AMAZING!!! games i think they are 1# atleast in my book i love this game and you go through some real experancess that u think you are a farmer i love this game and the fact that they have soooooo many other harvest moon games and still make it so good is AWSOME!!!! it would make a long list if i named them all and they all are FANTASTIC!!!! i could never think of a better game than this one so to all the people that don't like this game are jelous because they did not think and create this game so go get HARVEST MOON! Full Review »
  3. AnneliseH.
    Aug 13, 2007
    10
    Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life is one of my favorite games yet! The character looks better than she does in other games, and the natural scenery is just amazing! I love how you can choose the gender and coloration of your cow, whereas in Harvest Moon: Magical Melody, your cow is the generic black-and-white spotted cow that remains genderless. Also, the fact that your son gets to grow up during the game and can interact with you is also different from Magical Melody, making it seem worthwhile to take care of him and influence him on his future career. I'm sorry, Computer Games Magazine, but I strongly disagree as I feel that this game was worth every penny I paid for it. Full Review »