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Story of Seasons

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Farming simulation game inspires creativity, reduces tedium.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2015
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Is It Any Good?

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Parents say: (1 ):
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Story of Seasons has done a masterful job of trying to reduce the tedious aspects of a farming simulation game. For example, players don't need to spend time harvesting crops one by one. They can tap a button to harvest entire batches. There also are various items that players can use to help crops grow faster, which adds an interesting strategic element to the experience and rewards players as they progress through the game. Story of Seasons also goes to great lengths to make selling the products as interesting as possible. Rather than just going to the same market over and over again, players are offered bonuses and increased markups for selling their produce to specific merchants on specific days. Though there are some odd stories outside the main plot that reference violence, these are voluntary stories that feel out of place; fortunately, they aren't required reading and can be skipped entirely at will. Overall, players will need to have patience to get through the beginning of the game, where the options are very limited and uninspired, but after they begin unlocking the more interesting aspects of the game, Story of Seasons blossoms into a peaceful, fun, and worthwhile experience.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Subjects: Hobbies : building, collecting, gardening
  • Skills: Self-Direction : motivation, time management, work to achieve goals
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Xseed Games
  • Release date: March 31, 2015
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Alcohol Reference, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violent References
  • Last updated: March 16, 2020

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