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Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life [Special Edition] (PS2)

Platform : PlayStation2
3.9 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B000EDTRO8
  • Item Weight: 150 g
  • Release Date: 16 Dec. 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,558 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Harvest Moon PS2



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This is not the kind of game I would normally look at. In fact unlike most Ps2 games there is a distinct lack of explosions, violence, cheating and devastation. Which in my book makes it ideal for my girlfriend who having started on maternity leave from a hectic job was becoming bored fast and trying to make herself busy.

It is to the great credit of this game that it has stopped her from repeatedly cleaning the stairs and a hundred other tasks. Instead she is comfortable festooned by cushions looking after the farm.

Basically the game is addictive. Starting on a farm with a small amount of money, a cow and some seeds you are to become a successful farmer. Expand the farm, meet new people, marry and raise children. You can buy and breed cattle, but it is important to feed and crop yours and the animal's food.

Other activities include archaeological digs, picking flowers, creating hybrid crops, selling seeds, horse riding and creating your own market stall.

The graphics are good and cutesy, especially in winter - with the game playing to its various strengths.

Although she found the game initially hard to get into, SIMS 2 Pets was soon forgotten on the backdrop of raising chickens, planting and selling crops as well as creating recipes. Once the basics are understood the game becomes pretty relaxing as well with routines easily established and the fishing becoming quite calming. The game is not simple as you can explore a number of tangents and create new money making schemes.

Looking online I was amazed at the number of sites dedicated to the game and questions and answers on what to do and how to progress through the character's life. The game is huge as well and you can spend hours playing. All in all it is a great buy. Well recommended, especially if you have a little one on the way.
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Harvest Moon, although looking cute, cudly and lovable, is a masterpiece! There's no way to describe it. The whole game has no end to it. Grow your crops, raise your animals, make a wife and raise a family. There is simply no end to its wonderous magnificence.
There are literally hundreds of things to do woven around a pre-made story which, for some reason, you make your own story around. It starts off slow but soon it quickens its pace and reveals to you how wonderful life is!
It'll take years and dozens of play throughs to explore the wide borders of Harvest Moon and with the upcoming excitement of this PS2 sequel (Yes! A sequel!) this is a game you don't want to miss.
Your life isn't complete without this addition!
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Hi, well, to start with I just want to mention the loading times. I've played the Gamecube version of this too and they are pretty much exactly the same content wise (I'll discuss that later) but for some reason on the PS2 everytime takes as twice as long to load up, like walking into a house takes ages. In addition your little farmguy runs slower, or that's how it feels to me.

Now onto game content, it's pretty much the same except you can have a girl child and by your bed you have this 'nifty' little diary thing that tells you how well your farm is doing, which isn't there on the GC version. Oh and nearly forgot, your clothes change during the season (big woop? lol). You can also chose Lumina(?) as a bride, the little girl who plays the piano.

Controls compared to the GC version? To me, I prefer the PS2, much simpler layout, but that's my opinion, you'll get used to which ever one you chose.

This game can be pretty addictive but I don't think it's any where near as good as the PS1 version, 'Back To Nature', that really did get you playing for hours. What I miss with 'A wonderful Life' is the festivals, where did they go?! They were what made 'back to nature' hooking! You didn't have to go to them, but they made a change from the everyday tasks! In this game you have one festival a month!

Oh and the weather is much better in this than 'Back To Nature', for example, it can rain a little bit or really pour it down.

A little tip for new people, don't bother with crops or sheep! I know in Back to Nature most of your money was made with renewable crops, but in this, don't bother, grow trees and FISH!

Back to the game though, this is still a good game and some of the cutscenes are very funny!
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I bought this game by accident instead of the gamecube version. I was shocked at this game. It lags very badly and is very slow. The graphics are strange compared to the GC version and it takes forever to do anything because of the loading scenes. I don't even think there is loading scenes in the GC version but in this one opening a door will lead to a loading screen, accessing the main menu will lead to a loading screen.In my opinion it makes the game unplayable. The only good new feature is the fact you have a new person to marry. Having a daugher seems like a good feature at first until you realise it will look like Lumina no matter which girl you marry. The grass in this game you have to grow yourself so prepare to have animals dying when you run out of food. There is a girl version of this game known as Another Wonderful Life also for the Gamecube.Though I can not talk for that game as I have never played it because there is no PAL version I would get one of the Gamecube versions instead. The new features are a let down and the lag makes the game not even seen like a game for a home console. Unless you really have your heart on Marrying Lumina, this version is one I will pass.
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