"My friends will always insult me for playing a farming video game. They would say it was the only thing worse than farming, is simulation farming. I'd laugh, because I knew what they were missing. This game is personally one of the best games for the N64, and possibly the greatest simulation game ever. I mean there is so much to do per day, and somehow it does not get repetitive. Harvest Moon 64 is one of the ultimate video games. "
My friends will always insult me for playing a farming video game. They would say it was the only thing worse than farming, is simulation farming. I'd laugh, because I knew what they were missing. This game is personally one of the best games for the N64, and possibly the greatest simulation game ever. I mean there is so much to do per day, and somehow it does not get repetitive. Harvest Moon 64 is one of the ultimate video games.
STORY (14/15): The point of this game is that you control your own story. Want to be a swingin' bachelor you can. Want to only raise cows you can. Want to have the ultimate game, where every character (of suitable age) is married, you can. This is how the game plays out, except after a while the story part just fades away, but the control of it is wonderful.
GRAPHICS (15/15): The graphics fit the game perfectly. It's not clay animation exactly, but it resembles that form. All the characters look perfect for their respective parts. Great graphics for the game, and they fit as perfect as possible.
SOUND (8/10): The biggest problem with the sound is that the same music goes on every day. This could have been much better with like a weekly variety or something. The music won't piss you off or anything, but a variety would've been nice.
GAMEPLAY (38/40): Well you own a farm, that is basically the jest of it. You work on the farm and make it functional and strong. You go around wooing girls with items. It's just like the 20's!!!!! Of course one of the best part of the games are the festivals. There is a different thing to do during all these festivals, and they are all intriguing and fun. There is mining in the winer, and you can add stuff on to your house. There is always the recipes too to find, and the ability to marry off your friends. Only problems is there is like no ageing in the game, and after awhile things stop changing. But the gameplay is very addicting and fun.
REPLAYABILITITY (15/15): You would think the game would get repetitive, farming day in or day out. But when I realized I was in the 7th year of my game, I knew this game had the sickest replay value ever. I can just play it forever without getting bored. Buy sheep and cows, woo all the women, collect every item. This is one game which will cause you to lose some sleep.
DIFFICULTY (5/5): There really is no difficulty in this game. You survive by doing whatever you want. The longer you play, likely the more stuff you'll have. You control your fate, that is the point of Harvest Moon 64.
OVERALL (95/100): The perfect simulation game. Nothing will ever beat it. I hate farming in real life, and I don't know anyone who does like it. But on this game it makes it fun. Don't get me wrong, I am not going to go out and join one of the nearby farms, but I likely will throw Harvest Moon into my Nintendo 64 for one my run.
Community review by ratking (Date unavailable)
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