A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Positive reinforcement of good work ethics. Characters build strong and loyal friendships and healthy relationships. Good female role model.
Violence & Scariness
At the beginning, players hit a character with a variety of farm implements. Other than that, there is virtually no violence in the game, although animals can die if neglected (and from natural causes).
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Products & Purchases
Part of the greater Harvest Moon franchise.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol can be purchased, consumed and given as gifts.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there is virtually no objectionable content beyond players' ability to buy and consume alcohol and give it as gifts. Instead, there are positive messages about building both a strong work ethic and healthy relationships. The female main character is new for Harvest Moon games, and may serve as a good role model.
Is It Any Good?
This is a tough game to play, and some players may tire of the repetitive tasks. At some point, watering every single plant in the field (with a watering can of all things) seems more like real work than real fun.
But the farming premise feels fresh, as does the focus on time and relationship management. Gameplay reinforces positive social behaviors like honesty, loyalty, and friendship. Finally, the game offers a challenge to even the most dedicated of role-playing gamers. With so much to do -- and so many different paths to take -- the game has a lot of replay potential.
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