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  • Summary: Originally released for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance in 2003, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake that will let series fans revisit the charming world of Mineral Town, while also introducing it to a new generation of farmers. In this peaceful setting, players willOriginally released for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance in 2003, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake that will let series fans revisit the charming world of Mineral Town, while also introducing it to a new generation of farmers. In this peaceful setting, players will grow crops, take care of animals, and build relationships with villagers. * Rediscover one of STORY OF SEASONS' most beloved entries: This Nintendo Switch remake of the classic game preserves the compelling gameplay, colourful characters and rustic charm of the original 2003 Game Boy Advance release. With buttery-smooth HD visuals and a heartwarming reimagining of the iconic locale, series veterans and newcomers will soon find themselves welcomed by the gentle rhythms of Mineral Town.

    * Live the simple life in Mineral Town: Tap into the power of nature as you breathe life back into your grandfather's farm, tending crops and raising livestock to earn your keep. With more than 20 varieties of crops to grow, and animals ranging from alpacas to angora bunnies, no day is the same as seasons cycle and new skills await.

    * Forge friendships with the townsfolk and win their hearts: Mineral Town is full of friendly faces willing to help you find your feet in your new hometown. Get to know the locals and learn their stories as you go about your daily life, and you might even find love along the way!

    * Activities galore for days off from the farm: Whether it's high-tailing in horseraces, catching a champion trout or showcasing your culinary creativity, the busy calendar full of festivals means that there's never a dull day in Mineral Town. If you're looking for a quieter time, take yourself away to the local hot spring, delve deep into the mines, or seek out the seasonal secrets of the town.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  1. Jul 16, 2020
    100
    Overall, the game very much feels like the very best of the original Harvest Moon title mixed with the newer mechanics and ideas that have been developed in the Story of Seasons franchise. It's a perfect mesh of old and new that feels well pitched for both veterans and newcomers to enjoy. If you're looking for a relaxing game to calm your mind at the end of the day, then Story Of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is here to fill that gap.
  2. Jul 8, 2020
    90
    Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is the ideal Story of Seasons experience. It may lack some of the unique ideas from later games in the franchise, but it captures the fun of farming simulators. It can be repetitive and too easy to earn money, but you'll hours spending hours exploring mines and perfecting your crops. Additionally, the Switch version retains the portability of the original GBA title, so FoMT is an excellent Story of Seasons experience for newcomers and long-term fans alike.
  3. Aug 4, 2020
    88
    Who says you can never go home again? Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral town takes an already great game in the storied franchise and throws it into HD, with a hefty bushel of new content along for the ride. Whether you're a nostalgic veteran like me or a greenhorn just starting out, Mineral Town is a worthy addition to your Switch library.
  4. Jul 8, 2020
    80
    Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a 3D remake of a game from a former generation and it's fair to say it picks up everything that made the original enjoyable and builds up on it, making this a work that's thoroughly recommended for all tastes. Whether it's doing menial seeding and plowing tasks or bonding with other villagers, Friends of Mineral Town is filled with lovely moments that make even the most routine actions feel like something to look forward to.
  5. Jul 8, 2020
    80
    The videogame arrives on Nintendo Switch with a graphic face lift and improved menus but without too many new features. It perfectly maintains the essence of the original but with a clear focus on the GBA version.
  6. Jul 20, 2020
    70
    Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is such a calming experience from it’s very sweet and earthy tunes to its simple routine. While credits can be rolled in about twenty hours, this a game that is meant to be played well beyond the player’s first year. There are lots of friendships to make, storylines to unfold, and gossip to be found. While I wish the presentation had been stronger, I won’t deny the fun I had courting my librarian love while also enjoying the fruits of my virtual labour. Friends of Mineral Town is an engaging game for those of us who love and need a sense of repetition in these times of uncertainty.
  7. 40
    Like many other life simulators, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town will probably benefit from sunk cost fallacy (if you make it past the first 20 hours, why not another 20?), but if you want a farm sim to wholeheartedly commit to, seek your pleasure elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  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 Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2020
    10
    It is so fun! It reminds me of my childhood time. There are more story lines and characters , the farm works are more user friendly nowIt is so fun! It reminds me of my childhood time. There are more story lines and characters , the farm works are more user friendly now compared with PS1 version. Overall it is like a re-make version of friends of mineral towns with more stories. It’s worth buying ! Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2020
    9
    Just wanna say, thanks to make me feels nostalgic, and thanks to Marvelous for making this game...
  4. Nov 7, 2020
    8
    Un Juego muy entretenido. Da muchas hora de juego y poco a poco vas haciendo más Rentable y Autosuficiente tu granja.
  5. Jul 23, 2020
    8
    A really good remake of a classic. Runs very good on the switch, both docked and handheld mode. If you like the previous Harvest Moon, nowA really good remake of a classic. Runs very good on the switch, both docked and handheld mode. If you like the previous Harvest Moon, now renamed Story of seasons. You will love this game. Expand
  6. Jul 23, 2020
    8
    I have been playing Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town since launch. I did not play the original GBA release, but I am familiar with theI have been playing Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town since launch. I did not play the original GBA release, but I am familiar with the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons series in general.

    I enjoyed many aspects of this game. I feel like the gameplay loop is addictive and satisfying. I love some of the quality of life improvements (1 pack of seeds plants 9 spots in the field, the tool swapping is easy, etc.) For the most part, I enjoy the meat of this game, but I cannot give it a 10/10 because of some important gripes.

    The graphics are perfectly acceptable -- I even find them cute -- but the animations do feel a bit stiff and lifeless. The music, when present, is fun but I often find that there is no background music. The sound effects are dated; I really dislike how the footsteps sound. The villager dialogue is a bit lacking as well.

    Overall, I am glad I bought this game, and I know I will put in a ton of hours. I just wish they would have taken the time to get some of the finer details better.
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  7. Jul 19, 2020
    4
    •Gráficamente es basura
    •Los menús no son nada intuitivos
    •No cuenta con un radar para los NPC •Muchos de los SFX son espantosos y
    •Gráficamente es basura
    •Los menús no son nada intuitivos
    •No cuenta con un radar para los NPC
    •Muchos de los SFX son espantosos y molestos.

    Para ser un Remake está bastante mediocre.
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