• Harvest Moon franchise

    Harvest Moon isn’t the same game you grew up with.

    A lot has happened since Natsume split from original developer Marvelous Interactive to create their own games under the Harvest Moon moniker – it was a major turning point at the beginning of Harvest Moon‘s 20th Anniversary. In Japan, Marvelous held the license to what roughly translates from Bokujo Monogatari to “Ranch Story”. Natsume localized the Bokujo Monogatari games as Harvest Moon until 2014. Though the company retains the rights to the title, Marvelous has partnered with XSeed games to localize the franchise’s games instead. To make matters more confusing, in 2014 Marvelous announced that their in-house publisher XSeed games would be localizing and publishing the Bokujo Monogatari series in…

  • Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town

    Pre-Review | Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town remake – Nintendo Switch

    I am a massive Harvest Moon fan. My very first Harvest Moon game was released on the Playstation2; I had been visiting a friend and she sat me down to play Harvest Moon: Save The Homeland. Now, in all honesty, from what I saw of that game it kinda sucked, so I never purchased it. Soon after, the GameCube was released and Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life came in the little bundle of video games that my grandmother bought me for my birthday and I was in love! I could not put this game down and I have been hooked on the franchise ever since I was 10 years old.…