• 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.

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