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No score yet - based on 3 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 8, 2020
    90
    Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a charming farming game that lives up to its original release. This remake succeeds because it improves upon the 2003 title. Farming and befriending townsfolk is as fun as it has ever been, and is as enjoyable for longtime fans as well as it is newcomers.
  2. Jul 21, 2020
    80
    Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town puts a contemporary spin on a charming farm-sim that sees you plant crops, raise livestock, and start a family. The controls and character models could use additional work, but this leisurely game is incredibly addicting.
  3. Jul 10, 2020
    68
    A faithful recreation, but why go back when Stardew has since perfected the genre?
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jul 20, 2020
    10
    I love this, love the nostalgia, the game doesn't have too much difference from the former game, they're just enchancing the graphics, maybeI love this, love the nostalgia, the game doesn't have too much difference from the former game, they're just enchancing the graphics, maybe some new npc, and that's all, the mechanic of the game is the same as it's former game. Full Review »
  2. Jul 24, 2020
    6
    It's ok. I played every Harvest Moon game starting with the original in 1998 up until about A wonderful life in 2005ish. So I am well aware ofIt's ok. I played every Harvest Moon game starting with the original in 1998 up until about A wonderful life in 2005ish. So I am well aware of the genre, the good and bad titles and the gameplay loop.

    This game unfortunately in 2020 falls a bit flat. I would recommend it if you are hardcore nostalgia and want exactly the old game from 17 years ago. After playing games like Stardew Valley and the huge improvements made in terms of gameplay, writing, and scope I cannot fully enjoy a game like this anymore. I was honestly bored pretty quickly already at the end of the first season.

    The map is very small (which was understandable 17 years ago on a gameboy..) but it's the same case here. There really isn't much to do, you do your crops, animals, then some fishing (which has zero interaction), or mining. Mining is just terribly dated, after just 2-3 floors I am loathing the gameplay because all you is digging up ground until you find a ladder and there is nothing in the mines, no sense of discovery. No mystery, no enemies, nothing.
    The graphics are OK at first but honestly lack character, everything looks generic like lastgen and I honestly prefer the design of the original. The sound design is pretty dull, and the writing barebones to say the least. Festivals are always welcome from the monotone loop however atleast during the first year I found you aren't really able to properly participate due to certain criteria which is a shame.

    Overall I think Marvelous missed a great opportunity by expanding on the original and implementing more content or features, there are very minor quality of life improvements over the original but over all the experience, especially after playing stadew valley, falls rather flat.

    Another thing to address is the pricepoint which for me was 50€ / $58 USD which is roughly 3.6 stardew valleys. As a gigantic fan of the genre I give this a 6/10, it's fine but not great.
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