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  • Summary: (Also known as "Harvest Moon: Innocent Life") Advanced robots and computers do the work for people on Heartflame Island, but this shiny technology can't save the inhabitants from an ancient curse. The spell could be broken if someone unlocks the ancient lands sealed off from humans, but(Also known as "Harvest Moon: Innocent Life") Advanced robots and computers do the work for people on Heartflame Island, but this shiny technology can't save the inhabitants from an ancient curse. The spell could be broken if someone unlocks the ancient lands sealed off from humans, but you're the only one capable of pulling it off. Can you work hard and reclaim the land before time runs out? Grow crops and raise animals in a futuristic world. Unlock the secrets of the ancient ruins as you interact with the villagers. Explore the island, by walking or ATV...one of many high-tech tools at your disposal. [Natsume] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. It won't convince some, but the more open-minded will revel in these calm, cheerful, engaging fields. Gorgeous. [May 2007, p.68]
  2. Really, Harvest Moon isn't about leveling up skills, getting rich, or beating the system; it's about enjoying idyllic surroundings and having some old-fashioned, farming fun in the process. [July 2007, p.82]
  3. Takes time to blossom but grows into the kind of game PSP was made for. One to enjoy little and often rather than in long sessions. [Mar 2007, p.109]
  4. 70
    A far more generic title that is sure to disappoint fans. [Issue#154, p.80]
  5. 65
    The game begins much too slowly to really captivate. Which is a shame because a lot of gamers who might really appreciate Innocent Life's vibe could very likely put the game down before it's ever really begun.
  6. A futuristic re-skin can't hide the flaws from appearing in one of this usually reliable series' weakest titles. Budding, but no full bloom.
  7. A seriously cut down version of the title that has managed to take all the fun out of the game. [Mar 2007, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. JoeB.
    Jan 3, 2008
    10
    I love the game and I tend to look at the "professional" opinion of the UK magazines and laugh. It never fails for them to shoot down a good I love the game and I tend to look at the "professional" opinion of the UK magazines and laugh. It never fails for them to shoot down a good game yes all games have their tweaks but that's why we love them, but it still doesn't hold a candle to the SNES version. Expand
  2. LouiseL.
    Jul 31, 2007
    9
    May be a bit repetitive, but adventure mode is really fun and original.
  3. ERB
    Aug 1, 2013
    8
    A peaceful game with a good story.I played this because I read the word "harvest moon" so I downloaded It and I think It is a good game.And IA peaceful game with a good story.I played this because I read the word "harvest moon" so I downloaded It and I think It is a good game.And I also think that it is one of the best harvest moon game ever.And why is it so underrated and why Does it have a mixed score from the critics?Trust me download this game and play It.It is worth playing It. Expand
  4. MartinH.
    May 18, 2007
    8
    Innocent life is a huge departure from other members of the Harvest Moon series- you still have a farm on the edge of town, you still deliver Innocent life is a huge departure from other members of the Harvest Moon series- you still have a farm on the edge of town, you still deliver produce to the local markets, you still fish and mine to make extra money- essentially most of the elements of the game are still somewhat intact. The focus now however is not on creating a successful farm (at least to the same extent as the original games) but in discovering the secrets of the island. The presentation of the game is one of isolation and melancholy, reflected both in the scenery and emotive music, and gameplay is slow and linear. Fans of A Wonderful Life and Friends of Mineral Town will spit on this title for its huge differences, but those that can appreciate its almost meditative beauty will find it extremely rewarding. Expand
  5. AyanamiN.
    Apr 11, 2007
    7
    Waking up in a world that is in the not so distant future, an island that is on the brink in cause of hunger, your the islands last hope. As Waking up in a world that is in the not so distant future, an island that is on the brink in cause of hunger, your the islands last hope. As a young robot boy, it's your duty to build and manage a farm. Close to the titled game; Harvest Moon. It may not have all the features that it's predecessor may have, such as, getting married, or having children, the game is a near clone of Harvest moon. There are a few new features that are a big plus, such as an innovative leveling system; as you work, and leasure, you gain experiance points. These points are allocated to such skills as, getting better with useing a garden hoe, or even becomeing more human. The equip menu is something that Nasume (the company that brought us Harvest Moon) could learn from. The simple grafics and mundaine gameing style will only catch the eyes and attentions of a few gamers. This basic, yet addictive farming sim is a truely enchanting addition to some gamers collection. Expand
  6. AnonymousMC
    Sep 21, 2009
    2
    Wow...
    I liked the ps1 Harvest Moon and loved the GBA remake of it. I played this one for about an hour and a half and then just gave up
    Wow...
    I liked the ps1 Harvest Moon and loved the GBA remake of it. I played this one for about an hour and a half and then just gave up completely. Looks like it had some good ideas...but it just sucked. The beginning tutorial-type thing was just downright annoying, and whoever came up with that idea should be shot. I'll probably never play it again.
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