Story of Seasons
Top Critic Average
Eventually rewarding but needs patience
Story of Seasons continues the Harvest Moon series tradition by pulling players into an expansive world full of lovable characters, deep gameplay, and enjoyable music.
Story of Seasons feels like a new chapter of Harvest Moon but it goes further than its inspiration. Its gameplay mechanics are very well executed, despite a rather slow start and its trade system, as well as the romance story, work like a charm. Where Story of Seasons disappoints is in its visual interface, which falls behind the benchmarks that the 3DS has set.
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For better and worse this is Harvest Moon in all but name, with a few useful new ideas but still the same old crop of problems.
Leave everything behind and immerse yourself in Story of Seasons, then work hard and get married!
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If you're the sort of gamer that hates to grind, then Story of Seasons is one you should avoid, despite how accessible the overall package is. True, Marvelous has scaled back some of the series' tedious tasks but the option to automate the process for the lazy, more casual gamer would have been a nice addition. However, if you're a fan of Harvest Moons' more recent offerings then Story of Seasons should be right up your alley. There's some initial monotony to get past initially, but it's followed by a rewarding, content-rich game to be explored here and one that will warrant your attention whenever you get a spare few minutes to visit the farm.
An inoffensive yet unspectacular game that pleases through being something different and relaxing.
Story of Seasons is a great entry in the long running series that adds a lot of new depth, and has a clever Mario crossover.
With lots to do and a great localization, Story of Seasons is one of the better iterations of this series to come out in some time.
Story of Seasons is a solid entry into the Bokujou Monogatari franchise. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it's full of content, and almost all of it is fun. It has a few flaws, and poor optimization and a slow early-game progression curve drag down the experience. Once you past that, though, it's just plain fun. Whether you're wooing bachelors, raising parrots or planting crops, you have a near-infinite amount of stuff to do. It can get a bit grindy at times, but there's nothing more rewarding than selling your farmed tomatoes and watching the cash roll in. Story of Seasons is easily the best of the Harvest Moon games available on the 3DS, and it's a great entry for fans and newcomers alike. It isn't for everyone, but if you're looking to till soil instead of kill monsters, Story of Seasons is a great candidate.