Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland Image
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

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  • Summary: Perhaps best described as a "Life Simulation," Save the Homeland's object is to successfully save the village from being turned into a resort. Construction begins in a year, so you must find a way to save your homeland before that. The game features nine possible successful endings. [Natsume]
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 88
    Harvest Moon gets under your skin that way. You'd never think it would be half as much fun as it inevitably turns out to be...Take our word for it and give this one a try.
  2. Of all the Harvest Moon games, Save the Homeland easily has the most solid storyline.
  3. Immersive and fun. It's not the type of game you play to beat as fast as you can. It's the kind of game you'll play a little bit every week, for many, many weeks to come.
  4. A simplified interface and a stronger focus on plot may alienate some fans of previous games in the series, but there’s an outside chance it will broaden the appeal to a wider audience.
  5. 72
    I was disappointed and if you are a fan of the HM games, you will be disappointed too.
  6. It’s the strangest example of pointless effort which turns out to be fun. Avoid real life chores to do virtual ones. That’s my motto!
  7. The potentially rewarding aspects of the game are hampered by an overly rigid structure that works at cross-purposes to its non-linearity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 45
  2. Negative: 2 out of 45
  1. CandaceM.
    Jul 26, 2005
    10
    I love this game so much and it's so addicting!
  2. MarryA.
    Jun 26, 2002
    10
    This game is so much the best ever!!! i play it every day! its the best!!!! i LOVE the horses! and the dogs are so cute! if i could, i would rate it 100%!!! Expand
  3. MattK.
    Feb 24, 2002
    10
    This game Rocks. I have played the other versions, and this is by far the best forget what PSX Nation says, go out and rent it. Try it for yourself. You will see and be astounded. Expand
  4. MeowKitty
    Mar 28, 2004
    10
    This game rocked!! I coulden't stop playing it at all ! But there was one down , that you coulden't get married and have a kid like in my other Harvest Moon game: Harvest Moon Friends of Mineral Town. But other than that I LOVED this game :0) ! Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Jan 22, 2002
    9
    The graphics are awesome. It would be better if you had to do things like you did in the other games. Clear your field is the main thing.
  6. JohnLee
    May 1, 2004
    9
    This game rocks!! I love playing this game . There are very little flaws , . but I wish you could get married in this game. but besides that this game is really good. There is nine different endings so you could play again and again nine times . isn't gwen so hot .:) Expand
  7. YAy!BOOOO
    Sep 26, 2003
    3
    It sucked it only gets a 3 because u could ride your horse out of ur farm other then that this was the worst HM ever!!!! 9.3 my ass outta 10!!!

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