Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

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7.7 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2017

I found myself thinking about my daily farming routine in Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns even when I wasn't playing it. Since there's never any feeling of the grim spectre of Father Time looming large and there are enough random events to shake up the daily routine, doing my virtual chores in these charming and beautiful towns and unlocking a steady stream of rewards is relaxing, despite some annoyances with unnecessary travel and unskippable animations. And since the only requirement of Trio of Towns is to prove that farm life is a noble life, the pressure to succeed is never daunting.

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7 / 10
Feb 28, 2017

A handful of interface-related annoyances can’t fully drag down the cheerful spirit of this farming-themed social simulation.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2017

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns doesn’t reinvent the tractor wheel, but it does change it out for a more durable model. This game is built to last many, many seasons, and if you can get behind its quiet pace and an overabundance of content, you’ll find one of the most complete farm sims to ever hit a handheld device.

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7 / 10
Mar 14, 2017

Story of Seasons has a wealth of addictive and detailed gameplay mechanics, and the focus on a strong gameplay loop with plenty of wiggle room is executed flawlessly. What it boasts in gameplay, however, is lost when it comes to bland writing, ho-hum visuals, and music that I often found myself muting. There’s some fun to be had here if you’re interested in romance and characters, despite these flaws. If you’re more interested in the farm management and agricultural gameplay, though, there’s an endless amount of fun to be had here.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2017

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns brings few innovations compared with previous installments, but its three towns and the vivid style of the game deliver a good experience for those who can relax farming. Some issues need to improve, but this new game is great for the fans of the genre.

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78 / 100
Oct 11, 2017

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns considerably improves the formula of the saga Harcest Moon, although it does not differ so much of the first Story of Seasons. Although it has novelties such as new animals or new activities to do, social relationships are still shallow, the game could be monotonous and graphically still little worked.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2017

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns is a relaxing and charming experience full of heart that improves upon its predecessors in a lot of ways while still remaining accessible.

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Feb 28, 2017

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns will satisfy fans of the series and genre, delivering the life and farm simulation that they've been addicted to for years. It won't do much for those who haven't jumped on the bandwagon though, offering little new outside the titular towns.

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90 / 100
Mar 7, 2017

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns brings all the charm of the Bokujō Monogatari games, along with a whole new cast of characters animals, and a number of improvements. With a more colorful and stylized look than the previous game, a new part-time job system, and a revised, more strategic approach to tool upgrades, Trio of Towns is a welcoming, forgiving, and addicting game. One of the biggest Boku games yet, Trio of Towns is loaded with characters, features, and objects to unlock, and is a must-have for fans of life down on the farm.

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78 / 100
Feb 28, 2017

Despite the simplistic part-time job mini games and the randomization of being able to upgrade tools, Trio of Towns hits all of the main points to have a successful daily game loop.

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