Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (U) (PSX)
As a child I visited your grandfather’s farm and met many friends there. When dorosłeś inherited the farm and came back childhood memories. Now you need to do something with the farm that my grandfather could be proud of you. This leaves only one question: What happened to the girl you’ve known as a child?
- Puzzling people in various professions, such as the tomato fight, or fighting chickens!
- Collects and cook various dishes. Create your own rules!
- Make friends from 7 young skrzatami to help you work on the farm!
During a summer of your youth, your vacation with your father was cancelled. His business kept him busy the entire season, and you were unable to spend time with him. Instead, you paid a visit to your grandfather’s farm out in the country. It was different from life in the city, but had many interesting things nonetheless. As you grew accustomed to life where the air is fresh and the land is green, you met a girl. Together, the two of you sang songs and had merry times. When the time came for you to return to your father, you made a promise to her that you would one day come back. Now, that time has come. Ten years since that summer, your grandfather has passed away and left you the farm in his stead. This once-thriving farm has now become an ugly wasteland, and you have three years to bring it back up to its prior condition. During this time, there are many things to do. Aside from restoring your land with tools, crops, etc, you may grow interested in a significant other. The side quests and unique journeys you may encounter are vast and numerous, and each day brings with it new things to do and new things to see.
Everything in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is based upon routine. Once you fall into the habit of doing certain chores each and every day, you realize you’ve become addicted to the charming gameplay. You begin the game with just under $500 and several tools, which are used to clear your farm of obstacles, such as rocks, weeds, and sticks. Be forewarned: The beginning is extremely slow-paced. If you’re a Harvest Moon first-timer, like I was before this, it is easy to grow bored and frustrated. But stick with the game nonetheless, because there are some moments that are worth waiting for.
Being a farmer isn’t easy. Now that you’re all grown up with this farm to take care of, you realize that life isn’t completely full of lollipops and candy canes. Every day, you have to wake up and take care of one task after another after another. In the beginning, your tasks aren’t blatantly obvious, which can be confusing for those of us who have never touched this quirky series before. The first objective is to clear your land and begin farming. With only $500 in your pocket, picking and choosing the right things is important. Should you plant grass, or should you plant potatoes? It all takes careful consideration, because buying one item can make all the difference in the world, whether positive or negative.
The gaming world in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is fairly small. In addition to your homestead and land, there is a tiny village with several shops, houses, and more. The surrounding countryside is forested and has mountains, which have mines. Exploring the entire area takes little time, but discovering all there is to do is unfathomable. During each month, there are special days where significant events take place. On holidays, village residents throw parties and celebrate with competitions. One in particular is a horse race, which you may participate in if you have an equine buddy. Always check the calendar to see which days are important, because participating means a lot in the end.
Of course, doing all of this can be a massive hassle. The more you accomplish, the more cumulative your daily chores. If you have a crop planted, you have to water it every single day. If you have animals, brushing them is also a requirement to take care of. Planning things out and strategizing will offer aid in case you’re enthusiastic about meeting a girl and falling in love. Luckily, you have three monstrously long years to settle down and prosper. Until you can do that, Harvest Moon is a behemoth balancing act that has a deep learning curve with many endings and no truly right way to play. Try not to overwork yourself, though. If you work too hard without rest, you will grow fatigued and pass out. If this happens, you’ll find yourself in the village hospital. This eats up valuable time, so watch your character’s reactions to work carefully.
Think of Harvest Moon as a Tamagotchi pet. Then multiply the Tamagotchi by a few dozen, add in some unforseeable elements, and pour in ten gallons of daily repetition. Now you’ve got it. Winning a wife and turning your wreck of a farm into a rich manor is satisfying, to say the least. Naturally, you must have the desire to keep on playing through the boring parts until the real gems pop up. If you’re able to dismiss the lack of action, Harvest Moon: Back to Nature should pacify your gaming needs — unless you’re like me, who craves game types of faster paces.
Natsume promises that there are differences among the other Harvest Moon games and this one. Some of the things there are to encounter are:
- More than 50 separate characters to interact with
- Mini games galore
- Items unique to Harvest Moon: Back to Nature, such as the cheese maker and wool maker
- Celebrations and festivals on special dates
- Five levels of tool power-ups
- Different fruits, flowers, and vegetables per season
- Woo one of five lovely ladies
- Use your dog and recruit outside help to protect your ranch
- 100 different recipes to make food
- Three years to survive through
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Release Date: November 30, 2000
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