Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

56%

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Based on 36 critic reviews
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Dec 3, 2017

"Farming has never been this relaxing."

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9.3 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2017

At the end of the day “Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns” is a marvelous game to celebrate the series 20th anniversary, and truly exceeded all my expectations. Long time fans will truly get a lot out of this game, and for newcomers I can easily recommend this game to you if you want to dive into the series for the first time.This game is easily one of the best games in the series to date.

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6 / 10
Oct 10, 2017

All in all, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns is pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a Harvest Moon or Story of Seasons game. It doesn’t really add a whole lot to the game that wasn’t already there and as such the series has slightly stuttered. Sure, fans of the series will love the game no matter what and if you are looking for a decent simulation game then you can do much worse. Having said that, unfortunately for Story of Seasons, other games in the genre have come along and been better. The tutorials are bothersome and you do need to be able to give the game time to grow on you, but once it does it somehow finds a way of gripping its teeth into you and making you addicted. It just won’t keep you addicted for a great length of time.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2017

If you have the patience to see your farm grow and mingle with the various interesting characters then Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns could be for you.

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7.4 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2017

The frustration with its emphasis on mining gems aside, Story of Seasons is still a lot of fun as a cute and leisurely game.

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Feb 28, 2017

The clash of cultures in Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns is a refreshing addition to the Harvest Moon formula.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2017

It fails to offer longtime fans anything new or interesting, yet still manages to provide the addicting core elements that attracts many to the series. Its heavy tutorials and minor annoyances often get in the way of that fun, so enjoyment often relies on a heavy dose of patience and acceptance. If you can get past these inconveniences, you’ll find a solid farming sim here, but I can’t help but feel like you’d be better off spending your time with other, better games in this genre.

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Mar 3, 2017

It's still the same cosy time and resource management simulation we fell in love with decades ago, but Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns stands out from the pack in understated ways. Its gentle but omnipresent plot functions in tandem with a broader perspective of agriculture to serve up one of the more distinct entries in this long-running franchise.

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7 / 10
Feb 28, 2017

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns might not be perfect, but it's still a wonderful game in many ways.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns is a thoroughly traditional and thoroughly fun entry in the franchise. It sticks to what makes it work and doesn't rock the boat. There are improvements, but most are so minor that they're unnoticeable unless you're a die-hard fan. It's the kind of game you can pick up for five minutes and end up playing for an hour, eager to finish just one more chore. If you're looking for a relaxing and enjoyable way to waste time on your 3DS, Trio of Towns is a lighthearted farming sim. What more can you ask for?

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