Doraemon: Story of Seasons
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Doraemon Story of Seasons shows a lot of promise. The world's design is simple but beautiful, with the music adding to the relaxing atmosphere this offers. With a variety of actions available, this title is unlikely to get boring. Although advancing the story can be tedious, there is potential here. While perhaps a little bit too simple, it somehow magically manages to pull the player in to a point where it is difficult to stop playing.
Within Doraemon Story of Seasons beats the heart of what makes the farm sim genre engaging. Unfortunately, the controls don't offer many favors, progression takes a great deal of time, and the early game demands far too much organization to feel productive. Doraemon is not for the farming sim feign of heart, which contradicts its family-themed aesthetic and narrative. Consider Doraemon Story of Seasons a recommendation only for fans who love both franchises.
Doraemon: Story of Seasons is a good crossover between the cosmic cat franchise and the developers of the Harvest Moon / Story of Seasons saga. We will not see anything that we have not seen already, and possibly at the farm management level it is below the competition, but a very careful artistic style and the possibility of playing with Nobita's license and his own make a game that little by little that hooks us will give us many hours of fun.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Doraemon: Story of Seasons is great for veterans of the “farm” genre, especially those that come from other titles in the Harvest Moon / Story of Seasons series. Players who like to challenge themselves to find better and more efficient ways to manage their farm will have a lot of fun here, especially with the hel of Doraemon's peculiar gear, and the art direction and soundtrack make this task very enjoyable.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Doraemon: Story of Seasons is a very cute anime-style farming simulator that remains fun and relaxing from beginning to end.
Doraemon: Story of Seasons is beautifully executed, and it’s one of the most engaging Story of Seasons games I’ve ever played. The story is great and progresses without overly excessive downtime in between major events, and there’s no shortage of things to do to keep you entertained.
All in all, I'd recommend Doraemon Story of Seasons to fans of the series and farming sims alike. Sure, you won't get to experience marriage like other SOS games, but you do get fancy doodads. There's plenty to do, lots of ways to spend your coin, and fishing is super easy and relaxing. Just a great way to unwind at the end of a long day.
Doraemon Story of Seasons is a competent farming sim with an enticing look that's unfortunately hampered by snail-paced narrative elements and the wrong kind of tedium overwhelming its gameplay.
Despite the absence of action that I’m so familiar with from other games, this game is still very engaging enough for me to get sucked into its micromanagement. However, playing this on the PlayStation 4, I felt a bit awkward. I didn’t really think this was the type of game you sit on the couch and boot up on your home console. This was originally a Nintendo Switch game. If you can get the Switch version, then I recommend going for a more portable alternative.
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.