Harvest moon: the hero of leaf valley review

     
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By Kristine Steimer

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In the Harvest Moon series, players have been raising crops và tending lớn adorable livestock for years. In this iteration of Harvest Moon, you receive a farm located in Leaf Valley from your recently deceased grandfather. Before you can collect his things & return home, you're confronted by three Harvest sprites and the Harvest Goddess who all urge you lớn stay & help them. It turns out that a capitalist group named FunLand is threatening to cấp độ the town & construct an amusement park in its place.

Even though your character has zero farming knowledge and has literally just arrived in the area, you're tasked with raising $50,000 in two years or else the community is doomed. Fortunately, coughing up the cash is only one way to lớn save your newly inherited home; there are 16 possible pathways lớn put the kibosh on FunLand's park. If you successfully complete related storylines, you can help turn the town into a tourist attraction or a nature reserve. Regardless of how you rescue the land, you'll need to lớn work odd jobs, plant crops and raise animals in order to make money & maintain a cushy lifestyle. Fishing, mining for ores, chopping down trees for lumber, cooking noms & tending khổng lồ livestock are the basic ways lớn make some dough in Leaf Valley.

Now, I'm aware these activities sound extremely mundane, but there's an addictive element to lớn the Harvest Moon series that's hard lớn pinpoint. All of the mini-games are fairly mindless with the exception of cooking for Martha -- she requires you lớn figure out recipes through trial và error and then remember them the next time you come around -- but it's satisfying to find a rare metal or giant Tuna or acquire a lot of lumber from a tree. Working is only half the battle, though. In order khổng lồ get anywhere in this town, you need to make nice with your neighbors. Give them gifts from your farm và they'll be friendlier toward you. Building positive relationships with people also opens up the aforementioned side storylines to help save the town. My major annoyance with these side quests is that once they're initiated you can't manually progress them. For example, Chester the town priest instructs you khổng lồ return to the church another day lớn help him solve a mystery. I returned over and over and over, just waiting for something lớn happen, but nothing did. Eventually, the second cutscene played, but it's a bit frustrating to lớn have little control over how the story moves along. like other Harvest Moon games, you'll be able to marry one of the many townswomen after the FunLand threat has been eliminated. A majority of the girls are easy khổng lồ woo, but two in particular present more of a challenge than the rest. Alice, the CEO of FunLand & the Harvest Goddess are two brides descolonyinvest.neted for veterans of the franchise. Although the trò chơi is a lot of fun, it does have its fair giới thiệu of problems. If you hate loading screens, beware -- this Harvest Moon is plagued by them. Expect khổng lồ run for a couple of seconds, enter a loading screen, run some more, see another loading screen -- rinse và repeat. It would've been nice lớn have fewer interruptions khổng lồ keep you engaged. Additionally, the title suffers from a tempermental selection system -- meaning that if you're trying lớn brush your horse you sometimes have lớn circle it for a while until the option pops up. Visually, the trò chơi offers a cutesy, vibrant world that any person would enjoy spending time in, but there are noticeable xanh seams throughout the game, which can be distracting. Ultimately, The hero of Leaf Valley contains very similar elements to lớn its predecessors, so if you've played all the previous games và are starting lớn grow tired of them, you won't find much new to lớn keep your interest. If you're new to the series or still love Harvest Moon, you'll enjoy exploring Leaf Valley & building relationships with the townsfolk.
Despite the fact that a loading screen pops up every other minute, the controls can be frustrating at times and the mini-games get stale after a while, I had a hard time putting down Harvest Moon: anh hùng of Leaf Valley. It’s a charming game that begs to be played every day. Once you start it’s hard to end the cycle of, “Oh, I’ll just go through one more day, then I’ll quit.” Yeah, right.