Harvest Moon is a popular Farming Simulation that offers RPG, Dating, and Social elements as well. Developed by Amccus, Harvest Moon was initially released in Japan in 1996, after that it ported to the North American markets in 1997 and finally reached to the European vendors late in 1998. The game became a huge success after its initial release and broke many records. The Story of Harvest Moon revolves around the character of a young boy who gets the responsibility to manage and maintain his long lost father’s farm, restore it to its original form and enjoy engaging in an amazing gameplay. Furthermore, the game tasks the players to divide the daily tasks into different times, keep on farming, raising the livestock, fishing and romancing around. Harvest Moon allows the players to not forget about the social and marital affairs. The players can date, romance and marry a number of Non-player Characters, and have families, raise children and enjoy every bit of their virtual life. The Social element of the game allows the players to manage or attend special events such as the side quests and enjoy engaging in conversations with people, enjoy Harvest Festival, Egg Festival, New Year’s Day, Winter Solstice, dance with girls, go on dates and just enjoy the game. With all the real life-like acts, environments, plenty of room for the gameplay, character customization options and loads of other great things, Harvest Moon is a fun Farming and Life-Simulation to enjoy.
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature mixes the Role-playing and Life Simulation elements developed by Victor Interactive Software and published by Natsume. The game has Single-player mode only and introduces a young boy protagonist as a playable character. It is the fabulous title in the series of Harvest Moon and offers a thrilling gameplay based on building, farming, and exploration like its predecessor. The story revolves around the protagonist, who went to the farm of his grandfather for the summer. The boy starts to explore the town and countryside because his grandfather is too busy with his farm. During exploration, the boy encounters a little girl and his grandfather’s puppy and become very close friends. He promises the girl to come back again ever soon, upon returning to his home. After the death of the grandfather, the boy visits the town to restore the farm. The player assumes the role of the protagonist and his prominent task is to restore the farm to stay the town. With exciting graphics, prominent features, smooth controls, and different sound effects, Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is the best game to play and enjoy.