I definitely enjoyed the game. There are so many things you can accomplish! It seems like the game will never end... If you get regular DS, make sure to check the code on the back (which can be difficult if you're buying a used copy from Gamestop, because some of their games have price stickers there). All you really have to note is if the number before the J is a 1 or a 0. If it's a 0, don't get it. It will be very glitchy and possibly unplayable.
If you get Cute, don't worry. All versions are as non-glitchy as an HM game will be.
I recommend this game, especially Cute. Cute has added features and a new bachelor who is a thief. As mentioned, Cute doesn't have glitches. If you are a boy though, you would probably enjoy the regular version, unless of course you don't mind playing as a girl. In DS, your child will only be a boy. With Cute you can have a boy or a girl.
Well, perhaps it depends on your preference as well. I'll list some pros and cons.
Pros: - Imo, HMDS is slightly harder (if not slow) in the beginning since you start with nothing build on your farm except your farm house and horse stable. In previous HM games (or at least the one you've played), players are basically spoiled in which the chicken coop and barn are already available and you just need to expand that. In here, you basically need to work your sweat off and time to raise much money to build them with stronger materials (which are uber expensive if you don't level up your crops). - Many things to accomplish, so it doesn't end really quickly. - A lot of random events and mini-games. - HM games with the most number of potential marriageable candidate (although I don't really care about this).
Cons: - Massive amount of glitches. Version 1.1 and later should have fixed major bugs though so you should get that instead. - Drastically shallow characters if compared to their AWL's counterpart. - Marrying Mineral Town bachelorette will end your game. - You can only have male child.
Well, basically HMDS and HMDSC are the same game except swapped marriage candidates, choose your MC (MFoMT or AnWL MC), slightly more random events, minor bugs and aesthetic feature (like change your outfit color).
Cute was my first HM game, so I might be a little biased. I think it is worth it. Even though I have accidentally deleted my game file twice, I have felt like playing it back up because it is fun to do so. Now, I'm on year 3 and have more difficult harvest sprites unlocked than I did on any playthrough.
I normally don't re-play any game unless it is a favorite. So for me to re-do what I have already done is a big deal around here. Cute still remains my favorite so far and I still play it.
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Games Owned: Harvest Moon DS Cute Harvest Moon Land of Beginnings (currently shared with fiancee) Harvest Moon More Friends of Mineral Town
I highly recommend it, because just trying to find all of the harvest sprites gives you plenty to do ^^ And if you like Friends of Mineral Town, then the farms work almost identical to it (like planting crops in a 3x3 square as opposed to a row or just a single square). I think it's cool that when you build a barn or chicken coop, you get to place it wherever you want on your farm - letting you customize it however you want ^^
That and I like the fact that there are also a lot of crop fields outside of your farm for you to use - if you were to ever run out of room on your own farm ^^
DS Cute is really fun for me, so I recommend in as well ^^. I keep playing for hours on end and if one isn't too iffy about the bachelors and is patient enough to get the Harvest Sprites, it's all cool.
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“Time has nothing to do with whether a memory is important. The only thing that really matters is how somebody feels about it after it’s over.” Hey, I'm Bianca! Message me on Skype or something?~ tumblr HMDS: Supposed to marry Celia (lost the game ;~;) IoH: Year 3, married to Vaughn; waiting for child ToTT: Year 2, married to Kana~ RF2: Married Rosalind; not finished with second gen. HM DS Cute: Planning to marry Griffin, Gustafa or Marlin
If you're like me and you want to complete everything in the game, then this game is for you.
I saw just about every random event, heart event, rival heart event, and best friend event. I got all the villagers to max FP. I eventually got a golden farm. I got a few crops to Lv 100. I completed all the cooking recipes. Unfortunately, my animals were around Lv 5 or so, and I was working on completing the shipping bin list, before I lost the game. I played that thing for roughly two years in my life nonstop and it was well worth it. The only sprite I was missing was Pluto.