Following the release of the much-awaited Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town patch 1.0.5 in Japan, which fixed issues with the maker machines, loading times, and dialogue, the Japanese arm of Marvelous has just shown off the trailer for the upcoming Terracotta Oasis DLC.
In the trailer, we can see new marriage candidates Iris and Raeger (from Story of Seasons) and the tiny town that they live in, plus the ineligible Giorgio and fashionista Marian, who also live there. The DLC, which will also come with a "School Uniforms" set of clothing, is due to come out in June.
We can't help but notice, however, that the music is somewhat chaotic, with the basic music layered with slightly-off-kilter drums and another melody, plus it seems to sort of stop-and-start entirely towards the end of the trailer. Bit odd, eh?
The Terracotta Oasis DLC is the fourth part of five DLC packs, with the final one being the Twilight Isle expansion pack, which will add a new island and four characters from Trio of Towns some time in August.
Have you already bought the Story of Seasons Season Pass? Are you impressed with the new content? Let us know in the comments below.
The problem with them introducing new marriage candidates is that you either have to start a new game or end up like Don Lothario from The Sims 2.
Ah I know these two marriage candidates have their fans. This pack was probably the most people waited for.
@nessisonett In a stable relationship with your wife Cassandra?
@Eel Sure. Plus the maid. And Bella Goth. And Dina Caliente. And Nina Caliente.
Still waiting on that 1.0.5 patch to come to the west before I jump back into this game.
Working on a farm while wearing a corset is probably not the best thing you can do for your lungs, back and ribcage.
I will make a new save file for Iris, I think. Laura is pretty awesome so I am good with her.
Also love the house designs. My only issue with the new spaces is there isn’t much else to do other than chat people up.
@Friendly Agreed, but Iris is an author. So no tilling the fields for her.
I will not looking for the dudes with looking like that.
Not my type.
I want some muscular and shorter hair looking dudes for my husband.
@Anti-Matter I’m pretty sure there are some bara games out there for you 😂
Harvest Moon One World at least have two hot looking dudes. 😏
Oh, i have tons of muscular dudes (Husbandos) on The Sims 4 PS4. 😜
@Anti-Matter Fair play, you’ve pretty much described me at 14 playing The Sims.
@Anti-Matter "Harvest Moon One World at least have two hot looking dudes."
Yeah, but you have to play Harvest Moon One World to meet them.
very important question: can you romance them regardless of what gender you are?
You can have marriage with same gender here.
@JammyD Yes, the Story of Seasons game allows that.
I don't remember if this is a remix of any of SOS1 song or not... but I feel like someone is singing "You...are the ocean grey wave..." in the back of my head when I hear this :v
@yamato2706 yeah that's the same thing I thought watching the trailer! It's kinda like how Hero of Leaf Valley (another game in the same series) has a song that sounds just like Zelda's Lullaby.
So is this game worth picking up now? It had a rough start, didn't it?
Waiting for Raeger...always Raeger. Plus, he cooks!
@Heavyarms55 Debatable. If you're a fan of older games in this series, you may be turned off by, among other things, a near-total absence of festivals, shallow — even for this series — NPC dialogue and an insanely great need to keep dozens of makers to craft just about everything. A patch due this month will offer some improvement to the last two issues, but the game is still not up to the series' usual standards. Plus, you kind of need the DLC to expand the game's world to a size somewhat on par with what other games in this series have offered.
@Burning_Spear Is there a better Story of Seasons on Switch then? I tried the GBA remake and it was... fine. But I don't have that nostalgia for it, so I just didn't get into it.
I've put hundreds and hundreds of hours into Stardew Valley but I've more or less done anything in that game I care to do. I'd like something similar but new to try.
@Heavyarms55 The only other Story of Seasons on Switch is the Doraemon crossover. It was received well, but being a mash-up it lacks some of the classic SoS elements, marriage being one of them.
@Burning_Spear That's all? Darn. I could have sworn there were several.
So excited for this! I loved Raeger in Story of Seasons and was waiting for him to get added. Probably my favorite bachelor from the series.
@k8sMum Glad to see another Raeger fan! Too bad we can't get his restaurant, too, though.
Ah yes, SoS get's love and content while EU ToT gets localisation bugs and DLCs only exist for the US version 🤡
@Heavyarms55 It was always worth picking up, IMO. It got a lot of bad reactions on launch but it's very much Story of Seasons. I honestly don't know what some people were expecting. I'm 65 hours into it and still having fun. It has some legitimate issues - the Maker system is super annoying in its current state, for example. But as far as its scope, cast and story, it's on par with every other SOS/HM/SDV game I've played - which is not all of them, but at least half a dozen.
If you found Friends of Mineral Town "okay", Olive Town probably isn't going to change your mind that much. There's nothing really revolutionary about it, it's more like good comfort food. No one is going to look back at the history of farming sims 50 years from now and say POOT is the greatest game in the genre. But I doubt they'll say it's the worst one, either.
Yep, the music sounds almost exactly like 'Lost in Thoughts All Alone' from Fire Emblem Fates at times
The QOl updates aren't available outside of Japan yet.
Without them, it has the feel of a decent game that's just missed the mark in some areas. They will improve the gameplay a lot. They're supposed to be coming soon.
@Heavyarms55 perhaps your mind is including Stardew Valley, Harvest Moon, and all the other farming games on the eShop. It’s become a genre lately.
@JasmineDragon My issue with Mineral Town was just that it all felt very basic. It very much felt like the kind of game that had inspired Stardew Valley. But since I played SV so much already it just didn't feel that interesting.
@Eel Were farming/life sim games not a genre before?
@Heavyarms55 They weren't exactly as widespread as they're now. Before it was just harvest moon, plus maybe some games with farming elements.
Now, all the people who grew up with them want to make their own. If I were to make a game, it would probably be a farming sim too!
@Eel I have to agree. I've called it a genre before but wasn't really accurate until recently. There were basically only three series of these games - Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons and Rune Factory. I'm sure there were other games out there somewhere, but none that many people were aware of until Stardew Valley became indie gaming's biggest success story ever. Now there's a new one every week. It really is a genre now.
Consider Kitaria Fables for alternative Rune Factory game.
@Anti-Matter Kitaria Fables is one of the games I'm keeping an eye on. It looks really good.
Make sure you pay some visit on Kitaria Fables thread I have created here once the game has been released on Nintendo Switch. So far, the game has Demo version for Steam version.
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