• Publisher: Natsume
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2006

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. It's also undoubtedly Harvest Moon's high point, expanding the freedom of play while retaining the bright, simple aesthetics and pantomimed emotion that have defined the series.
  2. I've been utterly hypnotised by Harvest Moon: Magical Melody from the moment I laid my hands on it, even watching my girlfriend play it for hours on end (her time spent playing probably a tenfold increase on mine) and I still don't feel that we've even begun to scratch the surface.
  3. Repetition presides, but the amount of things you can do keep you coming back. The controls are very simple and they only encourage you to play more because it is so easy to handle.
  4. Even though this game may look like it's got Playskool written all over it, it can be very challenging. Don't underestimate it until you've tried it.
  5. I thought this game was fantastic. It kept me entertained for many hours, and it is a game that I am sure I will revisit many times.
  6. 82
    The final GameCube version, and it is by far the best. The sheer depth of gameplay will impress even the most seasoned veterans, and the difficulty is there as well.
  7. If you have the patience to get into it, Harvest Moon: Magical Melody offers a rewarding and fun experience.
  8. 80
    In many ways, Harvest Moon: Magical Melody is the best in the franchise. Why? Because it offers so many more options and choices than any previous title in it.
  9. 70
    It's certainly the best Harvest Moon game in recent years, and it really comes close to greatness -- if only it had been paced a little better, then everyone would be able to enjoy it.
  10. It's definitely the best home-console game in the series, and the extra depth and involvement that it brings to the table will be irresistible to Harvest Moon fans. [July 2006, p.126]
  11. Persistence is one thing that Magical Melody does reward - both materially and spiritually. [June 2006, p.22]
  12. So many aspects have improved from the previous "Harvest Moon" games, and Magical Melody exhibits such remarkable production quality, that the time it's taken Natsume has obviously been well spent. [May 2006, p.89]
  13. A nice choice for families and all ages, and one that is guaranteed to last a long time.
  14. It's one of the classic RPG series, and a great value for money if you want to spend the months of hard labour it'll take to find every hidden note. Worth the effort. [Nov 2006, p.62]

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