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FelixTheMagician

So I have never played a Harvest Moon game (or even a farming game) and I would like to try one. So on the 3ds, there are the first three Harvest Moon games for pretty cheap, and I am wondering which is better.

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FelixTheMagician

Morpheel

I've answered this before, I wonder where's that thread.

Anyway, they all have their perks.

They grow more complex and feature heavy as they progress, so you can choose one depending on what you want out of your gbc harvest moon experience.

The first one is the simplest, excellent to play every now and then. And it can even play itself if you don't feel like doing all the work yourself. You have a few seasonal crops, two kinds of animals and the one and only goal of being a good farmer to please your grandpa's spirit. It's so simple, it can be relaxing, but there's not much to do overall.

On the second one, there's more interaction with the village, with festivals and events. You also have a mountain where you can find wood and seasonal fruit. Its a good balance between farming simplicity and the extra elements the series is known for.

The third one is the most different. There's a big emphasis on the stores and activities you can do in the mainland town, while your farm is in a small, but still bigger than in the previous games, island. You can get married, have kids, choose from different pets and even choose the color of your clothes. It's a lot more involved and farming overall is a bit more complex than in the other two. The gender of your character changes the experience quite a bit.

So there you go, you can choose from extreme simplicity, balance or content-heavy complexity.

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FelixTheMagician

@Meowpheel
And also I found your reply for which is best in the comments of the review for Harvest Moon 3.

FelixTheMagician

Morpheel

My personal favorite is the first one. But I'll be the first to admit it's very limited in scope and its really easy to max out everything.

Hey there it is. Thanks.

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FelixTheMagician

Thanks for the help.! Even though Nintendo Life decided to give it a 5/10, I am going to download the 2nd one tomorrow morning, unless someone else posts on this thread and changes my mind.

FelixTheMagician

Morpheel

They usually give these games low scores, don't worry to much about it.

They're kinda niche, so some people will find them dull.

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FelixTheMagician

So I got the game and got to my farm. I have three questions that I haven't found answers to in the game if you can answer them.

1. How do you plant seeds
2. When I use the sickle to break grass for a while, my person gets tired. After a while he can't do anything. I ran to the town to see if there's anything to help me with it but found nothing. When I went back to my farm, I could use tools again?
3. What does night time do? Do I have to go to bed to a certain time or else I will pass out?

FelixTheMagician

Morpheel

(I wrote this based on the assumption that you got HM:GBC2)

To sow seeds, you first need to till the land with a hoe. You should have one already, just equip it and use it on your farmland, south of your house.

A single bag of seeds is good for all the area directly around your character. The area under your character also counts. So till that land with the hoe, stand in the middle of the resulting square and use the seeds.

Remember to keep the seeds watered for a few days, and you'll have crops eventually.

To sell the crops, just pick them up with A and take them to a shipping bin (it looks like a little wooden house). To drop stuff press A again, but be careful, if you drop stuff on the ground it will be wasted (you can do this to weeds to eliminate them without wasting energy!).

The buyer will pay you for anything you put on the shipping bin every day at 5:00 pm.

You can also keep up to 8 things in your backpack, I think you press B to store them and you can check them using the menu.


Your character will get tired if you work too much, he will regain a bit of energy if he eats something (which he does at certain times of the day if you have supplies, you can also buy food and supplies in the restaurant), but you can also go to the mountain and use the hot springs to regain energy.


Nighttime is simply the game's way to tell you the day is almost over. Finish doing your chores and then head to bed. If you stay up too long, the next day will begin without you going to sleeping, so you'll be tired.

Here's a good guide for the game, you can check it if you want to learn more, but be warned that it may spoil a thing or two about the game!

http://fogu.com/hm2/index.shtml

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FelixTheMagician

Wow thank you so much!
I can't figure out how to use the seeds or the watering can. The old man (I assume it is an old man, I don't remember) doesn't let you go to your farm until you meet everybody and accept their gifts, so I must have the watering can somewhere, but I can't find it. And I find the seeds in the inventory (I'm on the 3ds, and it's where you press select or y to access it) and then go to the Seed section, and then I try to press A on the seeds, but they don't plant as far as I can tell. Am I doing something wrong?

FelixTheMagician

FelixTheMagician

Oh never mind, I found it in the tool shed. I was assuming that all my items are in my inventory already.

FelixTheMagician

Morpheel

Oh ok, let me explain the controls then.

Edit: hah! You figured it out already.

To equip a tool, you must first go into your house. There you'll see you have a chest in the lower left corner, press A in front of it to open it.

You'll see all the weapons you have there, seeds are in the "next" page. You have four available slots to select up to four different weapons to carry around with you, press A on one of the slots and then select the tool you wish to assign to it with A.

To actually use those tools, you can go to the menu with Select and manually select which tool to equip. You can also press Start to quickly switch them around, in the order they're in your inventory.

Whatever tool you are currently equipped with, will be set to the button A. If you wish to stop using that tool (you can't do a few things unless your hands are empty!) then just choose "un-equip" on the menu, or press Start until your character shows his empty hands.

As an addition, before you can use the watering can, you must first fill it with water by using it while facing any body of water. If it stops working it's because it's empty, just fill it up again.

Remember that many actions, like picking up stuff and harvesting things can only be done when your hands are empty, in other words, when you're not using a tool.

Also, I'd like to correct my previous post. The thing about saving items on your backpack is not in this game, it's in the third one. Sorry about that.

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FelixTheMagician

It's fine! I should be good to go now for my three years of farming now
Thank you for the help you gave me.

FelixTheMagician

Morpheel

You're welcome!

Hope you enjoy your game.

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CanisWolfred

Meowpheel wrote:

I've abswered this before, I wonder where's that thread.

Anyway, they all have their perks.

They grow more complex and feature heavy as they progress, so you can choose one depending on what you want out of your gbc harvest moon experience.

The first one is the simplest, excellent to play every now and then. And it can even play itself if you don't feel like doing all the work yourself. You have a few seasonal crops, two kinds of animals and the one and only goal of being a good farmer to please your grandpa's spirit. It's so simple, it can be relaxing, but there's not much to do overall.

On the second one, there's more interaction with the village, with festivals and events. You also have a mountain where you can find wood and seasonal fruit. Its a good balance between farming simplicity and the extra elements the series is known for.

The third one is the most different. There's a big emphasis on the stores and activities you can do in the mainland town, while your farm is in a small, but still bigger than in the previous games, island. You can get married, have kids, choose from different pets and even choose the color of your clothes. It's a lot more involved and farming overall is a bit more complex than in the other two. The gender of your character changes the experience quite a bit.

So there you go, you can choose from extreme simplicity, balance or content-heavy complexity.

I didn't know about the last two. The NLife reviews gave me the impression it was more of the same as the first one, which was ultra bare-bones...

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Morpheel

In the case of Harvest Moon, or SoS, professional reviews are rarely useful.

You'd need to listen to the fans of the games, those who spent more than just a few hours playing the games, to get a better idea of how they're.

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CanisWolfred

Meowpheel wrote:

In the case of Harvest Moon, or SoS, professional reviews are rarely useful.

You'd need to listen to the fans of the games, those who spent more than just a few hours playing the games, to get a better idea of how they're.

I'll make sure to keep that in mind.

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Freelance

@Meowpheel I agree with that. I also have the first game and man, while I like the farming, it's way too easy to do so and I've maxed everything out so quick. I never played the other 2 games, but I don't really see the point when I already have other HM games on the 3(DS).

Freelance

Morpheel

Oh well, if you already have modern games to play, you could still get the older games just to check them out.

Who knows, you may end up liking them

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Rexcalibr

The only one I liked was the first one for SNES. Great game but it gets so repetitive. I will get Stardew Valley once it comes out for the Wii U though.

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