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Terra575
  Post subject: Best Introduction to HM?
Post Posted: Jun 29, 2017 9:02 am 
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If you had a friend who wanted to get into Harvest Moon for the first time, what game do you think would make the best introduction to the series? :sheep:
 
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Terra575 wrote:
If you had a friend who wanted to get into Harvest Moon for the first time, what game do you think would make the best introduction to the series? :sheep:


I'd say..hmm that's tough..

I think Friends of Mineral Town/More Friends of Mineral Town or DS/DS Cute strike that nice balance of features vs too much.
 
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From the ones I've played, probably....ToTT for Harvest Moon and SoS for story of seasons.

Honestly, any game could work in general.

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Post Posted: Jun 29, 2017 9:56 am 
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Hrrrm. That is a toughie!

It might depend on what you'd think your (hypothetical?) friend might enjoy more about the series. Maybe one of the 2D entries to introduce the whole farming thing - Friends/More Friends of Mineral Town, perhaps - or one of the most recent to get the more current social feel of the games down, so SoS or Trio?
 
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Hmmm good question. I think it really depends though! I know I have friends that wouldn't be so interested in the handheld games, so in that case I'd either show them BTN or ToT. But I'd say FoMT is maybe the safest option? It's really streamlined and easy to get into. Like there's not much of an intro - you just get straight into it. So it'd be a good taster if anything.

Also FoMT is really great.
 
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Probably either Trio of Towns or DS Cute/(M)FoMT. Trio of towns because it's the newest game and shows what the series is like now.

FoMT and DS because they were my introduction to the series and both have straightforward and fun gameplay.
 
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I'd say something easygoing and not complicated like DS or ToTT. (Though those are my only ones lol)

Just any game that's classed as 'easygoing'.
 
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I agree with M/FoMT being a good starting point. It has simple gameplay mechanics that's expanded upon in newer games and doesn't introduce too much that'd make it overwhelming for beginners. The game's fairly relaxed and doesn't have a ton of requirements that need unlocking so people can take their time playing. It also has a good cast and a nice amount of festivals for that social aspect.
 
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Maybe DS. FoMT is too expensive.
 
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^ But what if they bought it for the virtual console on WiiU!

...if they happened to have a WiiU.
 
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At this point it's best to assume that they don't :lol:
 
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lol good point! I hope they bring it to the Switch. Not that I have that either
 
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Getaris wrote:
At this point it's best to assume that they don't :lol:


With so little information in that regard it's hard to say honestly.
 
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Getaris wrote:
At this point it's best to assume that they don't :lol:


Yeah I don't think I know anyone who has one!

I'm pleasantly surprised most people are saying M/FoMT. Those are my favourite, but I wasn't sure if I was biased by recommending that one. Like Getaris said, it's a shame it's expensive now. :/
 
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Terra575 wrote:
Getaris wrote:
At this point it's best to assume that they don't :lol:


Yeah I don't think I know anyone who has one!

I'm pleasantly surprised most people are saying M/FoMT. Those are my favourite, but I wasn't sure if I was biased by recommending that one. Like Getaris said, it's a shame it's expensive now. :/


I feel like the odd one out now then lmao.
 
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