Doraemon: Story of Seasons

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Doraemon: Story of Seasons is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

62%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
Oct 14, 2019

Doraemon Story of Seasons brings the best of the long running Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons formula together with a true cultural icon of Japan. It's rare that the Doraemon video games make their way out west, but this one works so well as a Story of Seasons title that if it is your introduction to Doraemon, you're in for a treat.

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GameSkinny
Oct 21, 2019

Doraemon: Story of Seasons borrows from both franchises while managing to be a stand-out farm-sim game in its own right.

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Noisy Pixel
9 / 10.0
Noisy Pixel
Justine Stacy
9 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2019

Doraemon: Story of Seasons has some excellent illustrations all packed in a massive open world. It's a game that has all the right ingredients from each series to make this an imaginative adventure that fans of each series could enjoy.

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GearNuke
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

Doraemon Story of Seasons is a surprisingly fun game that is tailored to satisfy both adults and kids. It is an enjoyable farming simulator set in the Doraemon universe while offering the charm and gameplay from the Story of Seasons.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2019

undefined.Doraemon: Story of Seasons combines the two series into a wonderful new experience on Switch. There's nothing here that breaks the mold, but that is the charm of Story of Seasons: it feels comfortable and easy to get into, and this iteration definitely goes out of its way to help you ease into the gameplay. If you can get through the excruciatingly long introduction, this is a well polished, beautifully-drawn version of Story of Seasons that anyone familiar with the series will love.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2019

While maybe straying a bit too close to older games in the series, Doraemon Story of Seasons still delivers a charming role-playing farm experience with a gorgeous aesthetic and satisfying gameplay loop

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GamePro
80 / 100
80 / 100
Oct 15, 2019

Doraemon: Story of Seasons convinces with beautiful looks and the typical Harvest Moon feeling.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 21, 2019

Doraemon Story of Seasons is one of the most unique crossovers for both franchises.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
BaziCenter
Hashem Habibian

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 3, 2019

Doraemon Story of Seasons is a good choice for those who no longer have much time for video games, and despite some gameplay issues, it’s so well designed that can easily entertain almost anyone.

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MonsterVine
Oct 18, 2019

Doraemon: Story of Seasons is a relaxing and charming farm-life game that suffers from a painfully slow start. Once you get through the early content though, it’s a fun and easy-going game that’s perfect for unwinding.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2019

Doraemon and farming? Sign me up! Doraemon: Story of Seasons adds a fresh take on the farming series with the addition of characters from the popular Japanese manga and anime. The introductory tutorial is a bit of a slog and the game admittedly has a slow deliberate pace as do most farming games. Nevertheless, it has lots of stuff for you to do while oozing plenty of charm. Give it a shot if you love Doraemon and farming games to boot.

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COGconnected
79 / 100
79 / 100
Nov 9, 2019

Any fans of the Doraemon manga and anime should almost certainly purchase this farming simulator for the Nintendo Switch if only for the story.

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Atomix
75 / 100
75 / 100
Oct 27, 2019

Doraemon Story of Seasons offers a relaxing experience that develops fully at your own pace and is more about creating memories and savoring the experience, instead of a day to day so you can build your farm

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Video Chums
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2019

Doraemon Story of Seasons provides a unique take on what is mostly a tried and true formula.

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GameSpace
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2019

Doraemon: Story Of Seasons meshes manga pop culture into a well-established farming simulation environment. Many gamers might have a challenge getting through the lengthy tutorial or might be lulled by the slow and sometimes repetitive pace. Manga fans will enjoy and appreciate the "cut scenes" and artwork used to convey the story and dialogue. The game does offer a lot of things to do in short sessions which should be a boon to "gamers on the go". Doraemon: Story Of Seasons might just be the perfect companion for daily train or bus travellers!

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ZTGD
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2019

There is a lot to like about Doreamon: Story of Seasons; the characters and the world they live in are well defined and a joy to experience. However, the game doesn’t push the genre forward in any way, and even takes the odd step back. But fans of the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons franchise will definitely have a great time, as will fans of the anime.

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RPG Site
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 16, 2019

Although lacking popular features of other farming simulators, Doraemon: Story of Seasons is a great starting entry for the genre.

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2019

Story of Seasons and perhaps even most Doraemon fans will feel at home in the latest entry of the celebrated series. While the manga cat's inclusion doesn't exactly breathe new life into the franchise, it certainly doesn't ruin it. And while it's on the pricier end of the series' spectrum, it's perhaps also the best-looking entry to date. If you're looking for a cozy farm simulator and are all Stardew Valley-ed out, Doraemon Story of Seasons will surely satisfy.

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

7 / 10
Oct 14, 2019

Doraemon Story of Seasons is a solid farm sim that isn't for everyone. If you're interested in the worlds of Doraemon or Story of Seasons, be sure to check out some trailers first.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

7 / 10
Dec 2, 2019

While there is a lack of guidance and some confusion about the story, Doraemon Story of Seasons is a beautiful game in a beautiful setting. Its relaxing music and easy gameplay make for a pleasant and calming game experience. It feels as though a lot of love has been poured into making this game, and little details like the seasons changing in the menu according to where in the game the player last saved makes it rather adorable. A wonderful title to relax with, over a longer period of time.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 27, 2019

Doraemon: Story of Seasons is an enchanting, relaxing romp through a world that is so much simpler than ours. With gorgeous visuals and a never-ending list of things to do, it's unlikely that you'll get bored while playing it. While its slow-pace might turn off some, it's incredibly welcome to play a game where the fate of the world isn't at stake, and you can instead just sit down and decide what plants you might want to grow for the upcoming year.

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Geek Culture
7 / 10.0
Geek Culture
Gerald Chan
7 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2019

If you’re attracted by the Doraemon IP, this is a challenging entry into the farming simulator genre. For Stardew Valley fans, this game might not scratch that itch.

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Level Down Games
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2019

There are certainly juggernauts in this genre, such as Stardew Valley, Story of Seasons, and even to an extent, Harvest Moon (though the last true good game in that franchise was before the teams split and we ended up with Story of Seasons here in the West). Doraemon Story of Seasons does a well enough job holding its own while delivering on a beautiful word that consistently calls out for you to explore it, even when you’re not physically sitting there playing it.

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Digital Chumps
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2019

Though I could extend this article with more information and thoughts, the bottomline is that this is the type of game you’re either into or you’re not. The genre is fairly niche and from the little I have played of it in the past and from what I have read this week, there’s nothing really new here other than the crossover with Doraemon.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Nov 14, 2019

Sure, fans of the television show will enjoy it, but considering it never really took off in the US, Doraemon Story of Seasons likely won’t appeal to too many gamers, unless you’re direly in need of any farm simulation game to fill the void.

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IGN
5.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

5.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019

Doraemon Story of Seasons looks lovely but feels like work to play.

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