Pokemon was the first franchise I followed, but Harvest Moon is a close second. I’ve been with it since before I can remember. It’s a bit of the end of an era for Harvest Moon fans, as games under that name won’t actually be Harvest Moon games anymore, and this first demonstration of that is a complete disaster.
I’m as shocked and happy some of you are into this series as you seem to be in the comments that I am, so let us congregate!
This was the best entry into the Harvest Moon franchise in a long time. To recap, it’s not called Harvest Moon because essentially Natsume wrestled the Western rights to that name from the Harvest Moon dev team, so they had to release the next installment under a new name in English.
So I’ve been putting this off forever because my complete feelings about this game are, “JSLKFSJDFLK~!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D,” and that doesn’t make for a great post, but I feel that I need to at least get it out there. Go play Recettear!
I LOVED THIS GAME. I literally put like 100 hours into it. THANK YOU WHOEVER RECCED THIS. Also Boyfriend and Dog hate you.
You’re Recette, and you run an item shop with your debt-collecting fairy, Tear. You go into dungeons to find new items to sell and it’s amazing. If you love sims and sandbox games you will love this. If you love The Sims you will, too, I guess. I found the dungeon crawling really fun as well. It was awesome. 10/10 would recommend to everyone ever.
And that’s your review. You’re welcome.
I’m still putting off dealing with Atelier Escha (which, ugh, that game) but in the meantime, here’s a fun entry into the series, and the only handheld one released in the US.
It’s a lighthearted and super-adorable game that I found really fun and features some of the great town-sim elements I liked so much about Meruru. It was incredibly short, though. (more…)
It was once again that glorious time of year where you could get 47 games for $3.50, and some of the ones I got were even very good!
Inside: Mimpi Dreams, Slime Rancher, ABZU, Botanicula, Reigns, Nihilumbra
The biggest problem with farm sim World’s Dawn is that Stardew Valley exists.
Inside: Everything, NightSky, An Octave Higher
And now for the less good stuff. RPG Maker sadly put up a very poor showing this year.
Inside: Crown Champion, Sojourner, TAURONOS, Forever Home.