UPDATE: Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town will be getting a remake on the Switch, is headed west

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  1. samcambolt270

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    please be good!
     
  2. Drake1427

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    If it doesn't include and expand on HMDSCute-like same sex marriage but also for guys I'm gonna be disappointed (but will probably still play it).
     
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    time to buy nswitch
     
  4. jumpman17

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    Between this and Animal Crossing, it's just a matter of time until my mom cracks and buys a Switch, lol.
     
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    maaan! It's my all time favourite Harvest Moon! I love the idea of playing it on the switch.
    But seriously.... those graphics look like... 2002! Why... just why... Then please bring back the charming GBA graphics in "HD" and everything would be awesome.

    I love the game but what they showed as "graphic" is just meh!
     
  6. KyleHyde

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    It's probably one of those games that looks better in motion than in screenshots, like Doraemon: Story of Seasons or Team Sonic Racing (to name a few recent examples). As long as the world/movement isn't awkwardly slow paced like in Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (aka the chibi GameCube/Wii HM game), it'll be fine.

    As much as I would have loved for the game to have a similar style to A Wonderful Life (or any of the other games where the characters aren't completely chibi), I can understand that they probably went with this art style since it's (more or less) similar to the sprites and artwork that the original Mineral Town games used.
     
  7. Maluma

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    Isn't mineral town just back to nature with a few updates?
     
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    Idk, I just prefer the original style of the GBA game
     
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    Just call it Harvest Moon: Return To Mineral Town stop with this story of season's crap.
     
  10. KyleHyde

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    Yes, the Mineral Town games are just that, though there are a lot of differences between the two (besides the transition from 3D to 2D).
    Here's a list of the differences I found in the following FAQ:
    Marvelous, the developers of Bokujō Monogatari (aka the original Harvest Moon series) can't use the Harvest Moon name anymore, as Natsume is the one who has the rights to it now. Because of this, they had decided to call the series Story of Seasons in the west. Granted, that's rather oversimplified, but you get the gist of it.

    I doubt Natsume would ever give them the IP name back and even then, they probably wouldn't want to touch it after how Natsume's been driving it into the ground as of late.
     
  11. Queen of SoS

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    Omg I’m soooo excited!!
     
  12. hug0-a7x

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    Best franchise game.
     
  13. brunocar

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    why? the recent games were pretty good, why rehash another good game?
     
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    Yes <3 the only Harvest Moon I could ever get into. (Not counting rune cracktory)

    Too bad they wont allow same sex marriages. (PLEASE PROVE ME WRONG.) So I'll probably be waiting for someone to do a sprite swap of the main characters.

    Can't wait to pursue Gray all over again <3 <3 <3
     
  15. Glyptofane

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    I spent more time with HM64 and that was my first, but must admit this is the best in the series and maybe the last great one before all the experimental nonsense. It would be difficult to ever play HM64 again after the advent of having buttons to switch held tools/items. Can't wait to jump back in and maybe devote more to it this time around.
     
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    Hoping for witch and dessie to make appearance. :)
     
  17. Zephir1991

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    Sweet. Let's hope they don't fuck it up.
     
  18. Queen of SoS

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    Maybe the two secret candidates can be wooed no matter the character gender? just a thought, If not I’m pretty sure somebody will mod it into the game.
     
  19. PityOnU

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    It's cool they're doing this - going back to basics might help the series a little. But, I swear, there has only ever been one good Harvest Moon game:

    Harvest Moon (SNES) - Had the creator's vision pushing it, but development hit a lot of snags so a lot of content was dropped.
    Harvest Moon 64 (N64) - See above
    Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PS1) - Considered the canon, fully realized game by the creator.
    Harvest Moon: Boy + Girl (PSP) - A portable version of the above
    Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (GBA) - A remake of the PS1 game

    Probably more since then, but I stopped following the series after that. So now we get a remake of a remake of the original vision which was an extension to an extension of the first entry in the series.
     
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  20. Queen of SoS

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    There are a couple move games that are great. Not gonna lie I think HM kinda went downhill after the wii games, but it’s picking itself back up. The only 3ds games I enjoyed was SoS and SoS 3OT.
     
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