Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life [Special Edition] (PS2)
- Harvest Moon PS2
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- Platform: PlayStation2
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
Harvest Moon PS2
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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.
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!
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!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This Game is similar to any other Harvest Moon Games out there farming wise, but it focusses a lot more on getting married, and raising a child which I liked. Read morePublished on 4 May 2014 by Michael
LOVE this game, a worthwhile purchase. I thoroughly enjoy this series of games and recommend them to anyone into that sort of game :)Published on 2 April 2013 by Maisie Antoniewicz
well loved xmas present very happy with the response and despatched very quickly well gladly recommend you to family and friendsPublished on 28 Dec. 2012 by di
colour is not that vivid but plays just fine, bought it for girlfriend who complained that the colour in the Asian version is better..Published on 20 Nov. 2012 by mr2014