Harvest Moon DS Review (IGN - Why so low?)

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  1. sap147
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    I was really really looking forward to this game more than any other ds game that got released around this time period. Unfortunately IGN gave it a 6.0 overall score. I really thought this would get atleast 8.0. The reader average was 8.5 so maybe theres still hope. Has anyone played it?

    IGN Link - http://ds.ign.com/articles/732/732404p1.html
     


  2. Norante

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    Why don't you play it yourself instead of letting a website tell you what to like and not like?
     
  3. sap147
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    i AM still gonna get it, i never said that i wouldnt play it because of the score IGN gave it. However i DID expect it to receive a higher score than it did. I mean if its just a port of the GBA version (which IGN says it pretty much is), then i really dont have any charm to play it since i played the GBA one to death. Regardless i will still try it out, just that my hopes have been lowered. Hopefully im wrong.
     
  4. Norante

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    Well, it's a year-and-a-half old game that surely will look underwhelming compared to the cream of the crop for the DS right now.
     
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    REread the review they said the game was still excellent , it scored low because they really didnt do anything to make it a DS title , it wasnt innovative enuff for them (gba graphics, weak touch screen support thing like that).
     
  6. kohkindachi

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    I look forward to this game and will most likely play it [​IMG]
     
  7. Cjuub

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    I was also looking forward to this title (and still am).
    But after it getting a 6/10 from both N-Power and IGN, my hopes for this game aren't as high. [​IMG]

    I LOVED the GBA game, but I've played it way to much to start a new game that's pretty much the same.
    But I guess I can always try it out.
     
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    my thoughts exactly.
     
  9. Ferrian

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    I'm still getting this game. I have no problems with the graphics at all. Plus its set in a different town this time. I think the gba one just used the same town from the Playstation version.
     
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    mineral town's village is sort of likt BTN's village, just a little. well i bought the game and i will only play the eng version if i can convert mysave to us ver.but if not i'm gonna stick to playing the japanese version, too far to start again.

    and i think that sheering the sheep milking the cow and petting you animals all using the stylus made the game title a ds title.
     
  11. Kosmo

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    The game is average at best. :'(
     
  12. shinshoku

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    I been playing it for couple days...
    and still puzzled from Natsume decission to input "Weird" conversations and storylines.

    In term of graphics, it an 'enhanced' version of Harvest Moon Mineral Town (GBA version), with added 2nd display + stylus.
    Also, character development is abit weird? I'm used to old Harvest moon, where the character always being orphaned or childhood flashback.
    But, it might a chance for Natsume to put us in different story, well more like a Harvest moon sequel.
    Judging from most NPC reactions, seems they already know us (main char), plus the traditional mayor-visit-our-house-at-1st-day scene, tweaked into more twisted action?
    Well, the rest of the game is fine, absolutely fine... I'm just abit confuse with the chessy storyline, make me wondering is this a crap translation or this is wacko version of Harvest moon.
    This is unusual for harvest moon series... strange... very strange. [​IMG]
     
  13. lastdual

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    I'm honestly not that impressed with this game, but I'm looking forward to the next Harvest Moon: The Island I Grew Up On:

    http://gonintendo.com/?p=4460
     
  14. saxamo

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    It's pretty confusing for a Harvest Moon newbie. Like, I don't know what to do besides grow crops...?
     
  15. AWESOME_noob

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    LOL! thats the game in a nutshell....
     
  16. sketch143

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    Anyone know where to find them ores? =p my character dies in his attempt to water all the crops i planted. =p
     
  17. PineappleH

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    I just tried the game out lastnight and Im quite disappointed. It is like what IGN said, exact GBA title with minor changes. And some of those changes actually made the game even worst.
     
  18. sketch143

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    examples?
     
  19. Cjuub

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    I actually find this game really good.
    I'm not disapointed at all. [​IMG]
     
  20. PineappleH

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    Well for one, the original GBA Harvest Moon character art looks better. The DS one is just kiddy.
     
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