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Noviwan
post Feb 12 2012, 04:56 PM
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QUOTE (Suiko @ Feb 11 2012, 08:40 PM) *
The handheld games have been really disappointing since AWL (which was pretty much BTN). I wish they'd make a new console game

agreed!
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post Feb 17 2012, 07:18 AM
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Hey, Igusa's blog has a comic on it now. Don't see it on the main bokumono site. Looks like Wind Bazaar, but the Google Translate mentions the new one so iuno.

(IMG:http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g281/worthlessnewbie/Harvest%20Moon/032eee3d782ac30aa12bf25fc584e3b6.jpg)
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post Feb 17 2012, 07:52 AM
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Right so.... text.

Hajimari Wan no Daichi I believe they mean 'wan' as in 'one', so.... It would be 'The Land of Origins' (lit. The Land of First Beginnings, but that just sounds bad.)

I'm gonna number the text bubbles. They go from right to left, up to down. :D

1. Good Afternoon!

2. Starting today, I'm going to become the owner of this farm!

3. But... um... I'm the owner of this farm...

4. But I was given this invitation~ *insert pouty vocal tics that can't be translated*

5. "We'd like you to become the owner of the farm in Yamabiko Town starting on February 23. Sincerely, Shogakukan."

6. Oh, I see. But, this is Zephyr Town.

Thought bubble thing: ....Zephyr Town?!

7. Yamabiko Town is that way. You still have one week left, so there's plenty of time to make it!

8. Thank you, lady! Bye byyyyyyye!

So yes, Darth, it does in fact have to do with the new game. It's giving us the name of the town in the new game and the proposed release date - February 23.

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Tolby
post Feb 17 2012, 12:02 PM
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QUOTE (Suiko @ Feb 12 2012, 01:40 AM) *
The handheld games have been really disappointing since AWL (which was pretty much BTN). I wish they'd make a new console game

Either my eyes or your words are retarded. Personally I think my eyes are fine.
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post Feb 17 2012, 04:27 PM
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QUOTE (Tolby @ Feb 17 2012, 06:02 AM) *
Either my eyes or your words are retarded. Personally I think my eyes are fine.


For once I agree with you. Especially since AWL wasn't a handheld game. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lalaexdee.gif)
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Noviwan
post Feb 17 2012, 09:35 PM
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QUOTE (Tolby @ Feb 17 2012, 07:02 AM) *
Either my eyes or your words are retarded. Personally I think my eyes are fine.

this staetment
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Suiko
post Feb 18 2012, 12:07 AM
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Whoops. I meant Friends of Mineral Town but I still stand by thinking the handheld games have been terrible
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Tolby
post Feb 18 2012, 12:39 AM
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Handhelds have been the only good games since FoMT.

B&G
DS (debatable because of glitches, but was good at it's core)
Rune Factory
RF2
RF3
Tale of Two Towns

The islands ones are debatable was well. They were good games, just not my personal style with another new wannabe jack and way to much emphasize on crop details.

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post Feb 18 2012, 01:47 AM
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I think of Rune Factory as a seperate title though. Not that I'm a fan of them anyway but I could at least see why others might like them
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post Feb 18 2012, 02:20 AM
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I don't know. For me, personally, my hatred of Mineral Town and Mineral Town-based games made (M)FoMT unbearably awful.

Granted, I've also enjoyed a few of the new handheld games. I thought that Welcome to the Wind Bazaar and Twin Villages were great, fun games. Yeah, the cast and their stock phrases were a bit limited, but that's true in every Harvest Moon title, be it handheld or console.

On the opposite end of things, I haven't truly enjoyed a console HM game since HM64.

BTN pretty much pissed on everything I loved about the characters from 64 and didn't bring enough to the series to justify such bastardization. However, at its core, it was not a bad game.

I thought that AWL was absolutely horrible. It had one of the smallest HM casts since the GBC games, and instead of focusing on and including everything that was fun about Harvest Moon, it rendered everything completely pointless just so that you could go through the agonizingly meticulous and laborious task of raising your kid the way you wanted. Screw that, they can remain toddlers forever for all I care.

I've never played MM or ToT, so I can't comment on either. I know for a fact that back when the commercials were airing, I was rather put off by MM's art style. Also, when ToT came out, there wasn't a single Wii console in the house.

Now.... Animal Parade... That game got two things right. One was the expansive map, and the other was the farming system. Outside of that, the game was dull after you got all of the bells (which were far too easy to obtain) , the characters were boring, and the lag made playing unbearable.

So yeah, long-winded, but I really think that at this point, the handheld games have more promise than the console games. Maybe if Marvelous steps it up and brings out a really stand-out console game with an interesting cast, great game mechanics, and a lack of horribly debilitating lag they'll be able to change my mind.

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post Apr 12 2012, 10:49 AM
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The thing about HM games that really gets me is this. There are always the base characters that you know, love ect. The base characters ALWAYS have almost the exact same personalities. IE: Alex, Trent, Jin, IE: Denny, Dan (theres another.. theyre all tan... wearing bandannas) forgive me if I dont list same-persona females, but I think you get my point. What it really boils down to is this; Natsume/Marvelous, whatever-- they keep bringing back what's easy to make and put a new face on because it sells. It does. As a hardcore fan, I WILL buy whatever they release as a HM game-- because it gets back to what I know and want.
I'm not saying that I wouldn't like to see some different personalities thrown in there-- there have been a few personalities that are kinda random-- Julius, I don't know that we've ever really seen that flamboyant pretty boy. (There was another in the Mineral Town games, he had blonde and brown hair-- he struck me as odd too, to me he seemed really... unstable.)
Anyway that's my spill on that..

as for Console vs Handheld HM.. I, personally, really do like the console games more. Handhelds are fun-- but thinking back I can't really think of any of the handhelds that have held my interest-- I don't think I've been married in any of the handhelds-- and the closest I got was in the Wonderful Life handheld version, and that's because they actually made creepy Carter eligible-- but even then, I got sick of bringing him stupid yams everyday...
For me I like to see the world like you can in the console games, I have to admit some beauty in the console games. AWL was gorgeous, same with ToT, I was a little reserved with AP because I didn't care for the town structure, though for a HM game it was different, buildings made of (what looked like) stone rather than the cute cottage houses you normally see in HM games.
As well for console games I think they are trying very hard to bring some plotline to the games, Save the Homeland with its recurring year 1s (which was challenging but annoying too) then AWL with its 'MAKE YOUR CHILD AWESOME' thing, and even more prominent now with the bells and the rainbows. But really, theres not much more you can get into than making the wind blow and the forge hot and the ground more... (can't find the word) productive. It's a game about FARMING. Thats why they brought out the Rune Factory series.... because it's more about Adventure.

Honestly, I think if we REALLY want to see a change in plot... characters... basically anything... every member of the HM community would have to set out on an outcry to the company for that-- maybe then they would change. If its just a few saying things, and the rest holding back thinking it wont matter-- then nothing will change...

Im not even sure what I've been blathering on about has been relevant. But yeah, good to go.

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