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  • Summary: Wholesome farming lasts a lifetime in the coastal village of Forget-Me-Not Valley. It's a peaceful place where you cultivate friendships and raise a family among your crops and prize-winning livestock. The living isn't always easy, but it's certainly rewarding if you're willing to work hard and make thoughtful choices for your wife, child and profitable pastoral acreage. There are many choices and rich details in this special edition and no chosen path is exactly the same. Will you grow traditional vegetables or develop groundbreaking hybrids? Will you raise a boy or a girl? Can you choose the right neighbors to develop your son's or daughter's interests into a happy and successful career? Your decisions plant the seeds of your destiny and shape your offspring's future. You create the happy ending in this game. [Natsume] Expand
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  1. Play this along with "Shadow Of The Colossus" and you'll remember how bloody lovely life can be.
  2. Ripe with early frustration, but put in a bit of hard work and Harvest Moon does deliver a bumper crop of fun. [Feb 2006, p.90]
  3. 60
    What does make a difference, though, is the drastic drop in framerate, increase in load times and muddy graphics.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
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  1. AmandaC.
    Oct 22, 2007
    10
    Little overwhelming in the beginning if you're green to the series, but once you get the hang of it you can't seem to turn it off!
  2. BrittanyS.
    Dec 30, 2005
    10
    this is a seriously fun game. theres so many more add ons from the prior games! theres a bunch of new secrets and animals.
  3. MaggieA.
    Feb 20, 2007
    10
    It was awesome! I'm still trying to find out what events I haven't come across yet, but I've been playing all day, except for reading.
  4. AnonymousMC
    Dec 15, 2005
    9
    There are a lot more extras than the Gamecube version of this, unfortunately, the FPS is way below 30FPS during the farming sequences. If it were not for the FPS slowdowns, this one would be the best Harvest Moon yet. If you are into Animal Crossing or any type of RPG/simulation, then this is most certainly a game you will enjoy--perhaps even love zealously. Expand
  5. SawyerS.
    Apr 6, 2007
    9
    It is a awsem game even if it is slow at points and some events are not as good.But i though it was REALY ADDICTING(hint:plant apple trees then plant bannans make sure you get a seed maker and sell the seeds not fruit) Expand
  6. LaireA.
    Feb 26, 2006
    9
    I love it! highly addictive plus the stages in the game are awesome! I took one point away cuz I think the festivals should be a bit better. People who said the loading takes a long time dunno what there saying! On my ps2 is takes a few seconds plus the graphics are great and I don't get how you can get lost when you have the map. A must have game! Expand
  7. BladeNightmare
    May 30, 2006
    0
    What the ..... was natume thinking I mean this is like one of the worst games I've ever played. I would rather be playin Grand theft Auto Sanandres. Expand

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