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Annoyingly addictive - damn it!!
23 March 2010
I have never before in my life played a "Harvest Moon" game and so had no clue what to expect. I was sitting on my laptop one day, a little bored, browsing amazon for things to buy (to make me less bored), when I happened by "Harvest Moon: Magical Melody".
It's a game that, if you don't know what you're doing, like I didn't, is overwhelming, where the game-play rewards always seem to be just a little out of reach. A game that, had you not spent so long on, would just simply start over; knowing that this time you'll beat your rival, Jamie, to the punch.
As addictive as I have found it, there are many repetitive elements that I can see will soon start grating on my nerves.
I think also; that this may be an import from a previous version on an older console, maybe the gamecube or gameboy, there just seems to be something a little off about it's controls, I'm not sure what exactly, but as an experienced gamer, one can sometimes get an intuitive feel for game controls and this just feels a little cack-handed. Add to that that in some game play the "L" and "R" buttons are mentioned when the Wii doesn't have these, in this case I have found that it means the "+" and "-" buttons on the remote.
All in all a fun little farm-sim with RPG elements at a low price that you will either love to hate or hate to love.