Haha! Yes, I've play HM, is really cute and funny, but I got tired of it real quick >_> never finished it, tho that was not a problem coz my brother did. I want the DS version, but on my part it will only collect dust....but I know my brother will finish the darn game if I don't XD
The PS version was more tiring than the GC one, the days pass quickly as well, I love the horse there, really big help.
Be forewarned, you will get even MORE tired of the DS version. XD It's bcause you gotta find those blasted Harvest Sprites. And it takes such a long time to get enough of them for the Harvest Goddess to reappear. (Without her, you can't get married) Usually I get married in the spring of my second year (cause I am just that smooth with the ladies); well, in my DS file, it's now Summer of my third year and I probably won't get married till the spring of the fourth year - becaue I need five more sprites before HG comes back (out of the 101 you need 60 before she shows back up with her lovely arrogance), it'll take me possibly forever to get those 5 more spirtes AND...I want the HG up to red heart before I marry. XD Because I am just that big of a whore in this game.
Plus you gotta build your own barns and stuff in the DS one. It gets hella irritating. I still love it tho. I don't get stuck at big boss battles in HM as I do in the other games I play. XD But at least after your wife has a kid, the game adds some new things to keep you interested (a circus is supposed to show up o.o) Oh and the DS also wins the award of being one of the weirdest HM games ever. I mean you can marry a mermaid, a witch and a sleeping beauty hidden deep in the mine (who gives you a guess what!? A REAL IMITATION OF LINK'S MASTER SWORD. WTF. XD)[/babbling]
Ack, I did not enjoy the PS and GC games. XD I rented A Wonderful Life when it came out with a PS version and was rather disappointed. The bachelorettes weren't nearly as nice as past ones (with exception to Celia and Lumina. Muffy and Nami can go to hell) and it went... rather slow. It took forever to get stuff done and by the time you did get it all done the day was over. In the Game Boy games I could finish my farm chores in a minute, and then spend the rest of the day flirting with the girls and making nice with the locals. The days actually go by quicker in the Game Boy ones, but you get everything done
quicker, in that way it's more fast paced than the GC game, but that actually keeps it from becoming boring I found. Although AWL gets points for that whole growing up with your child thing...(I didn't get as far as I would've liked when I rented it...) [/more babbling]
Oh and the female version of AWL has to be the worse. The Bachelors were HORRIBLE. Who the hell would want to marry them? The hippie was pretty cool, but Rock was annoying and Marlin was just...ugly.
Just a let down compared to the cute guys in More Friends of Mineral Town (Doctor, Cliff and Kai! <3 Rick and Gray too I guess XD)
The first PS2 one, Save the Homeland, just sucked. XP I mean, the graphics were really nice (why couldn't they have used those in AWL?) and I liked the characters (Katie and Dia = <3) but it was just...bleh. You couldn't even marry one of those five girls even though you could get the Harvest Goddess to raise their affection for you. O_o; I'm glad those five were brought back for Magical Melody (along with the five originals! It's been a long time since they've been in the game!) They had potential to be nice bachelorettes. Better than the Forget-Me-Not Valley girls. XP[/yet more babbling]
As you can see when I get talking about HM, I talk a lot :3
64 is my favorite. I was playing this game just the other game, actually <.<
I'm embarrassed to say I never got to play that one. D: I got into HM when it got on the gameboy (HM 2 GBC was my first) and I wanted to play the 64 one so badly, but no one would buy it for me. My brother also sold his 64 a while back I believe, so I can't even play it now if I wanted to. My friend still has it tho. It's her favorite too.
Hey, just wondering, has anyone played both Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing? I've only played AC, and I'm wondering which one's better. ^^
I've played both. They're really completely different games and it's hard to compare them, but I would go with HM. This is simply because the marriage and child factor wins me over. X3 If AC had more flirting then maybe I'd choose it...
*really is the 'Harvest Whore'*