My sister bought me Hometown Story for the 3DS and i was a bit skeptical when playing it initially.
Since XSeeds' "Story of Seasons" is not being release until late this year (or next year), and Natsume is releasing "Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley" sometime this Fall, I thought maybe playing Hometown Story would kinda be a good gateway back into the Harvest Moon series.
The game has gotten criticism on the game controls but very much lacks the character development and overall game play. The low scores are what the game deserves (~4/10) due to the huge comparison to Harvest Moon.
On the upside, the 3D models are not bad, the character art is very cute, and as a business major, selling stuff in your own shop is more appealing than growing crops and raising animals.
Nonetheless, the game, to me
, is very much a rushed or scrapped version of Harvest Moon that didn't quite live up to standards.
Overall gameplay, controls and lack of character development, compared to Harvest Moon, disappoint but that doesn't mean I didn't get a nice kick out of it.
The small and cute events, tied in with adorable artwork and quirky characters really get my drawing bug going.
I REALLY WISH YOU CAN MARRY JACK OR WILHEM. (T⌓T)
I'm still new in the game! About to end my first month. Making money like no ones business but, i should be upgrading here very soon. Trying to get rid of some key items to make things more interesting. I want to draw a comic with Jack or Wilhem (EVEN THOUGH HE'S SUPPOSE TO BE OLDER BUT DOESNT LOOK LIKE IT. OLDER MEN FOREVER!!) but time is always my constraint.