- Publisher: XSEED Games
- Release Date: Feb 28, 2017
What will you do today? Take charge of an expansive farm near three unique and exciting towns and choose what kind of life to lead.
The original and best-selling farming/life sim returns for its 20th anniversary with a brand new adventure! Take on the role of a young city slicker whoWhat will you do today? Take charge of an expansive farm near three unique and exciting towns and choose what kind of life to lead.
The original and best-selling farming/life sim returns for its 20th anniversary with a brand new adventure!
Take on the role of a young city slicker who has always wished for a life on the farm. Your dream leads you to a huge plot of open land just ready to be filled with crops, livestock, decorations, and more.
Your new farm is at the crossroads of three different towns. Westown, with its cows and corrals, has everything the classic frontier settler needs. Right next door is Lulukoko Town, a warm, friendly paradise to rival any tropical island. Rounding out the neighborhood is Tsuyukusa, a traditional Far Eastern village. Become friends with the residents and help them improve their towns, then connect to other farmers like you, locally or via internet, to chat and trade useful items.
Grow crops, raise adorable pets, become a renowned chef or fashionista, and even discover romance with the locals. It's all up to you in STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns.… Expand
- Developer: Marvelous Inc.
- Genre(s): Strategy, Management, Business / Tycoon
- # of players: Up to 4
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Positive: 18 out of 32
Mixed: 14 out of 32
Negative: 0 out of 32
Mar 7, 2017Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns brings all the charm of the Bokujō Monogatari games, along with a whole new cast of characters animals, and a number of improvements. With a more colorful and stylized look than the previous game, a new part-time job system, and a revised, more strategic approach to tool upgrades, Trio of Towns is a welcoming, forgiving, and addicting game. One of the biggest Boku games yet, Trio of Towns is loaded with characters, features, and objects to unlock, and is a must-have for fans of life down on the farm.
Feb 28, 2017The game removes the stress of time limits and boss battles and instead presents itself as an easy going simulator that can be played at the pace of the player. I am happy to say that Trio of Towns is a game that I plan to continue to return to over time and become the best farmer I can be.
Feb 28, 2017Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns doesn’t reinvent the tractor wheel, but it does change it out for a more durable model. This game is built to last many, many seasons, and if you can get behind its quiet pace and an overabundance of content, you’ll find one of the most complete farm sims to ever hit a handheld device.
Nintendo Force MagazineApr 24, 2017Trio of Towns needed something more substantial than just "furmiliars" to make it worthy of being the series' 20th anniversary title. [Issue #27 – May/June 2017, p. 70]
Oct 13, 2017Thanks to its good depth level, it's possible to have a long and involving experience which will reward the time and effort that the players invest on the game, redeeming its lack of groundbreaking features.
Mar 9, 2017Trio of Towns is an installment that does justice to the legacy of the series, and hopefully one that's on the road of better things to come. I loved the characters, and the art style certainly ranks up there as one of my favorites yet. The tell-tale sign I enjoyed any Harvest Moon game is that I’ll pick it back up after months of neglecting my farm. I think I can safely say, Trio of Towns will be one I revisit. With planned DLC, recipes to be made, and the overwhelming need to pet every dog in this game, I’ll be back to it soon.
Feb 28, 2017Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns will satisfy fans of the series and genre, delivering the life and farm simulation that they've been addicted to for years. It won't do much for those who haven't jumped on the bandwagon though, offering little new outside the titular towns.
Positive: 5 out of 7
Mixed: 1 out of 7
Negative: 1 out of 7
Apr 2, 2017As someone who has played most every title since Harvest Moon [not to be confused with the new title], this one is the best one yet. AAs someone who has played most every title since Harvest Moon [not to be confused with the new title], this one is the best one yet. A plethora of characters, cultures, animals, and crops, not to mention all sorts of new recipes, this is the only game I've had on my 3DS since getting it Feb 28th.… Expand
Aug 27, 2017One of the most addicting games I've ever played. Quality of life enhancements smoothe the experience without killing the feel of the game. AsOne of the most addicting games I've ever played. Quality of life enhancements smoothe the experience without killing the feel of the game. As ever, these games do a better job at having dating elements than a lot of VNs or Personas or what have you. This is the kind of game anybody can enjoy to one degree or another.… Expand
Jun 30, 2018I really like this game. It's full of extras and details. The area and the characters are lovely. I played most of the marvelous games andI really like this game. It's full of extras and details. The area and the characters are lovely. I played most of the marvelous games and enjoyed them all but I think this is the best one so far.… Expand
Mar 22, 2022This is my favorite title in the series. Everything from the sheer amount of content, character depth, addicting gameplay made it the pinnacleThis is my favorite title in the series. Everything from the sheer amount of content, character depth, addicting gameplay made it the pinnacle of farming sims for me; to the extent where I didn't care about mining. I pray the devs go in this direction again.… Expand
Aug 30, 2018Alright first of all if you can't decide whether to get the first SOS or this one, GET THIS ONE.
PROS: - MUCH faster loading times -Alright first of all if you can't decide whether to get the first SOS or this one, GET THIS ONE.
- MUCH faster loading times
- MUCH easier to access towns (all three towns vs SOS1's single town, may I add)
- Villagers are more lively: they have way more interactions through part time jobs, events, dialogue, + added quick dialogue by pressing L
- The abundance of trophies, unlockables, and other tasks keep you very occupied without it feeling tedious at all.
- Stamina level takes a while to increase
- Typical average amount of OSTs in this game as the past games
- With poor time management, the abundance of tasks MAY overwhelm you.
The best aspect of this game is that the pace feels very balanced and realistic. The game doesn't hold your hand nor rush you to upgrade tools and expand your farm, but it does guide you by providing activities that you can do so that gameplay isn't bland. And it isn't difficult to unlock things, but it still does take time to collect what you need.
Really though, Trio of Towns is one of the most incredibly lively and interactive games of the series--Although I enjoyed other handhelds such as ToTT and SI, I haven't been this engaged in an HM game since Friends of Mineral Town eight years ago. Definitely get this game, you'll reconnect with that farmer's touch.… Expand
Feb 26, 2023I'll start by saying the music and visuals are very good and even though i played for an hour only, one of the songs has been stuck in my mindI'll start by saying the music and visuals are very good and even though i played for an hour only, one of the songs has been stuck in my mind for months now. So they did a fantastic job on that!
That being said, I wish I could like this one, but the game is as boring as it gets. It's like every harvest moon or farm game and if you don't get bored doing the same stuff every single day you'll like it. For me it just didn't work. Same goes for the story and characters, nothing really interested me in this game. The worrying part is this is probably the best game of the genre on the 3ds, that says a lot about the others.… Expand
Jul 1, 2022I gave 2 because the game isn't rubbish but for me, after playing Stardew Valley, this felt like a step backwards and it felt very boring.I gave 2 because the game isn't rubbish but for me, after playing Stardew Valley, this felt like a step backwards and it felt very boring. For someone else, as a first farm game, maybe this would be good but it felt like a watered down version of everything I'd done before and not done as well.
To be fair, I thought the intro video scenes were quite charming and looked great in 3D but it didn't continue in the game. The music was OK. Nothing great but definitely a good standard.
Gameplay was just boring as it gets.
I found the colouring was a bit harsh, a bit like everything had a scarlet haze. The whole setting felt very old fashioned and that definitely didn't float my boat. For me a game that wastes 4 hours of my time and requires me to drive to exchange it, doesn't really give me any reason to score above 0. I think that would be unfair for this game. It isn't a bad game, it is just way out classed in its genre and after 200 hours of Stardew, this just made me want to go back to Stardew. Game design teams really need to recognise the difference between child friendly and childish.… Expand