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    The Nature Sprite Tea Party In ‘Friends of Mineral Town’

    The Nature Sprites (aka ‘Harvest Sprites‘) throw a fabulous tea party every spring at their cozy hut in Mineral Town, and if you’re lucky, you could be invited! Better yet, if you attend the tea party, the Nature Sprites will gift you a super rare item—here’s how to befriend the Nature Sprites and attend their seasonal tea party. Bear in mind, some of these can be spoiler-y. If you’re looking for a clean experience, this guide may not be right for you. NOTE: Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a remake of the 2003 GBA release Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. You can read more about the company’s rebranding here. The…

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    5 Best Changes In the ‘Friends of Mineral Town’ Remake

    The Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town remake has received several quality-of-life improvements, not to mention the new art-style, and most of which I can’t argue with. However, there were a few changes that stood out amongst the rest. If you’re an old fan wondering why it is now referred to as Story of Seasons, the short answer is that the newer games now go by their original Japanese title—Marvelous split from Natsume in 2014, and since Natsume owned the rights to the Harvest Moon title, the name has been changed to Story of Seasons. Some of these can be spoiler-y, so if you’re looking for a clean experience,…

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    ‘Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town’ Is A Charming, Sweet Remake

    I’m far from experiencing everything Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town has to offer, and I’m happy to admit that so far, it’s living up to my expectations. You return to Mineral Town to take over your late Grandfather’s neglected farm. You must till the land, make the land profitable, and who knows? You may find your soulmate in Mineral Town. What does that work entail? Everything a farmer typically does, including using a hoe to till soil, breaking up rocks and wood to make way for crops, upgrading your farm buildings, and taking care of your livestock. Every day has it’s own challenges as you learn the shop’s…

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    The New Livestock Affection Limit In ‘Friends of Mineral Town’

    Harvest Moon has come a long way, and the new Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town remake has been improved with several new features such as an abundance of new livestock, and a new system that requires players to put additional effort into raising their livestock. Choosing to reach the maximum affection limit with your livestock will improve your profits over time. Bear in mind, some of these can be spoiler-y. If you’re looking for a clean experience, this guide may not be right for you. Happy farming! NOTE: Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a remake of the 2003 GBA release Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. You can…

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    Gifting The Goddess In ‘Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town’

    The Harvest Goddess is back in the Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town remake. I’d argue that some of these unlockables should require more gifts, but here’s the complete list. Note that tossing multiple gifts into her pond will not speed up her rewards. Bear in mind, some of these can be spoiler-y. If you’re looking for a clean experience, this guide may not be right for you. Happy farming! NOTE: Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a remake of the 2003 GBA release Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. You can read more about the company’s rebranding here. 10 Total Gifts The Harvest Goddess will reward you with a Power…

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    5 Worst Changes In The ‘Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town’ Remake

    After the announcement of the Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town remake, I became increasingly curious of what changes, if any, would come to the remake. Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (and the female version of the game) holds a very special place in my heart, as do most other games in the franchise, so I’ve decided to be whiny and petty and write an article about how discoverable they’ve made this remake, and how much easier it’s become. UPDATE: It’s been two weeks since the release, and in retrospect, the only change from this list that I’d keep is rival marriages being removed; the other changes have…

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    8 Tips For Getting Started In ‘Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town’

    If this is your first rodeo playing a Story of Seasons game, the unlimited possibilities and unlockables can be a little overwhelming—there’s a huge list of extra features and stuff you may not be aware of. Here’s a small list of things to do that will help you get started on the right track. Bear in mind, some of these can be spoiler-y. If you’re looking for a clean experience, this guide may not be right for you. Happy farming! NOTE: Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a remake of the 2003 GBA release Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. You can read more about the company’s rebranding…

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    A Compilation of Changes In The ‘Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town’ Remake

    Because Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a remake, there are a tumultuous amount of changes that have been made. The game now auto-saves at the start of the day. There are 8 save files on the Nintendo Switch version. Villager sprites and the overall art-style has been re-designed. Birthdays can now be viewed on the calendar in your home. Resident Friendship Points (FP) and Love Points (LP) can now be viewed in the main menu under “Relationships”. You begin the game with Four Tool Slots and Eight Item Slots. In Friends of Mineral town, you started the game with Three Tool Slots and Three Item Slots. Items…

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    ‘Harvest Moon DS’ Tips & Tricks

    In anticipation of the Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town remake, I dusted off an old game of the series, Harvest Moon DS, and I’ve decided to share a few tips/tricks. Most of these do not work with the female version Harvest Moon DS Cute. 1 Million Gold Tip Before your first year is over, you can make over a million gold by using this trick. You’ll need a few water harvest sprites to do this (I had 3). Any easy way to unlock your first water sprite is by fishing in the watering pond next to your Horse Shed. After you receive the fishing pole from Galen, catch…

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    My Take On The ‘Final Fantasy VII’ Remake

    I’m a pretty big fan of Final Fantasy franchise; a Final Fantasy apologist, if you will. Seriously, I’ve played too many to count. The amount of merchandise I have is embarrassing. So, when the Remake was released, and it appeared to be a Retelling instead of the Remaster of the game I was hoping for, I was greatly dismayed and admittedly enraged. This was a game I had intended to sit down and play with my boyfriend, who had never played Final Fantasy VII (or any Final Fantasy game). It was scheduled to release on our anniversary and it was pushed back to due to the COVID pandemic, but we were…