Harvest Moon games on DS

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  1. martin88
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    Hi all,
    I'm trying to pick a Harvest Moon game to play. I haven't played any Harvest Moon games before, but I'm familiar with the farming simulation part of the game.

    Which one should I start with?

    Thanks.

    The Harvest Moon games on DS:
    • Harvest Moon DS (2006)
    • Harvest Moon DS Cute (2008)
    • Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness (2008)
    • Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming (2009)
    • Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands (2009)
    • Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (2007)
    • Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (2008)
     
  2. TwinRetro

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    Rune factory/2 would be my pick.
     
  3. MarkDarkness

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    Sunshine Island.

    Rune Factory is not HM, no matter how much the developers try to pass it as a spinoff.
     
  4. Ichigo570

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    Look, HM: DS is the simplest, HM: DS Cute is played with girls, HM: Island of H is just the touchscreen, and the Sunshines Islands which I think is best.
    The Rune Factory is an RPG with battles. [​IMG]
     
  5. martin88
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I'll give Sunshine Island a go.
     
  6. ericling

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    I have no doubt,
    Sunshine Island is the best HM game in DS yet.Still have a lot Japanese version there that haven translated in english

    Rune Factory is kind of RPG. [​IMG]
     
  7. basher11

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    sunshine island kicks major ass. hands down.
     
  8. Hisiru

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    Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands.
     
  9. Anne Noise

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    I tried Cute, it was like having a sugar tumor pressing against the inside of my skull. Couldn't play more than... 30 minutes of it. The interface was shovelware bullshit.

    Rune Factory 2 is bomb, though, if you're looking for a more mature fantasy replacement for Animal Crossing. Not nearly as innovative, creative or cute, but takes Harvest Moon RPG-style gameplay and puts it in a rotating calendar universe.
     
  10. Elritha

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    Traditional HM type game Sunshine Islands. I do enjoy Rune Factory more though.
     
  11. Soper

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    I enjoyed Rune Factory the most. More to do.
     
  12. elixirdream

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    rune factory 3 is the best [​IMG]
     
  13. ericling

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    Unfortunately, Rune Factory 3 USA's date haven set yet. >.
     
  14. Snorlax

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    Sunshine Islands was terrible. Terrible controls were terrible.
    Rune Factory wasn't too bad. I sometimes felt stressed with the amount of things you could do though. :/
    Harvest Moon DS was lovely, and it's the game which is most similair to the GBA and PS1 versions. /drool