This was (and actually still is for now) my first Harvest Moon game.
Although it does get boring pretty often, and you can only save before going to bed
, it's simple, straightforward fun.
I've promised myself to play this game until at least year 8... And to help me do this, I've slowed down things. For example, I waited an entire year to upgrade the bazaar to 75% (all you have to do is not go to see the results). I only buy a handful of animals in a year and only buy one pet per year, if that. I limit my profits at the Bazaar (even though it's now year 4 spring and I'm as ridiculously rich as Mitt Romney
) by purchasing small quantities of crop seeds.
Oh, and although I'm currently able to marry any of the five bachlorettes, I'm putting off marriage until year 5.
The game has its flaws, but it's done a good job of introducing me to Harvest Moon.