Nintendo 3DS

Story of Seasons

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Enjoy a wealth of homegrown food, friendship and romance in the return of gaming's most beloved farming series!

Release date: 31 December 2015

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Story of Seasons

Take control of your own farm in Oak Tree Town, make friends and help the community thrive again in Marvelous Inc.’s latest farming and life simulator.

Once players have arrived at their farms, it’s time to decide which crops to grow and animals to raise. As their farm grows, they can participate in the town’s annual competitions, make their own furniture, and even set up a wildlife safari full of exotic animals for fellow villagers to explore. Budding farmers can also go online to visit their friends’ farms, help harvest each other’s fields and even exchange gifts.

As players become part of the community, they’ll have plenty of opportunities to show off their personality by giving their character a customised look. New outfits can be unlocked through play, allowing them to impress the locals – not to mention any eligible bachelors and bachelorettes on the path to blissful family life. Some accessories can also bestow extra stamina and health, or increase the price that produce can be sold for. A farmer’s life isn’t one of idly sitting about, after all!

When the time comes to sell produce, players can take advantage of the Trade Depot, allowing them to trade with farmers in all kinds of exotic locations outside of their village. The traders’ desires will change over time, and it’s up to budding entrepreneurs to decide when to sell in order to make more money. Trading a wide variety of products like fertiliser, fish and milk, while buying items like silk and blueprints to create new tools, will attract more merchants to the village, encouraging players to branch out and experiment in order to maximise their profits.

By snapping up some Mystery Seeds, crops can be grown that look remarkably like some famous Nintendo items. Immediately grow all nearby plants by sprouting a Super Mushroom, keep your crops fresh for up to thirty days and make them more valuable with the Super Star, or rid yourself of any wilted crops with the Fire Flower.

Product Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Release Date: 31/12/2015
  • Category: Simulation
  • Players: 1-4
  • Age Rating: 3 and over
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Marvelous Inc.
  • Languages: English



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8 out of 10


littlehampton GB
Good game.bit over priced,but good value on the web post and packing.?
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 19 January 2016
Published on: 18 February 2016
9 out of 10


Rosyth GB
The only real gripe I have with Story of Seasons is it's music. The fast-paced songs are annoying, especially as the player is stuck liste to it until in-game night, and in all locations. The slow-paced songs, which I assume are supposed to be peaceful, just sound dull. All of the songs in this game sound generic. None of them are catchy. The only songs that could maybe pass as being not too bad (for myself) are at night in the summer, and winter during the day. They're still generic but at least manage to be somewhat relaxing compared to the other songs in the game that just annoy me. It honestly baffles that a game with such great qualities in all other aspects has music I hate. Although the series has been rebranded, Harvest Moon games in the past had good music. In some cases, VERY good music. I love the autumn and winter BGM during the day in Harvest Moon DS so much to this day, after so many years since its release, I've taken to turning off the volume while playing Story of Seasons and listening to those songs externally and treating it as though this game has those songs instead of its own awful soundtrack.

Every other aspect of the game is impressively well-designed, and stays true to the series formula while adding to it. I would have rated the challenge lower given farm tasks are not difficult, but arguably trading, upgrading, wooing and acquiring certain items certainly can be, especially given how long it takes. Similarly but reversed, I would have rated the gameplay higher were it not so mind-numbingly repetitive at times, but in these types of games that is to be expected, and I suppose after getting used to and developing a routine for themselves, the player would be rather annoyed to have it interrupted by sudden changes (though of course there are gradual additions introduced to what the player can do, e.g. visit the safari). As expected, the tools the player can obtain and upgrade help very well in adapting their routine to get through daily chores faster to allow more time for other activities such as the safari etc. whereas prior to upgrading they use every drop of stamina and all the time in the day to get things done, which was fine given that in the beginning they had not much else to do, so nothing to make time for via upgrades. In this way the gameplay gradually opens up to the player, making the game long-lasting.

In all honesty, I'd like to write more about other aspects of this game but want to actually play it now instead of sitting writing about it and not making progress on it, so as a summarized 'review', I'll sum up by saying everything about the game is great, except it's music. In future instalments I'd like to see this improved.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 27 December 2015
Published on: 06 February 2016
7 out of 10


Royston GB
Better the harvest Moon
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 15 January 2016
Published on: 05 February 2016
8 out of 10


Dorking GB
Brilliant game! I did have to use some guides for information you can't find in the game itself (e.g. how many hours your animals have to spend at the safari to give "+" products), but it's a pretty standard game that has some improvements from it's predecessor; Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, but some added features were annoying and some stuff could still be improved. But overall, I love the game and will get many hours of enjoyment out of it.
Confirmed purchase: 27 December 2015
Published on: 21 January 2016
8 out of 10


Beverley GB
Great game, loved it but... it lacked the usual story that most of these games have. Love the new animals but, again, would've liked a bit more towards the actual storyline.
Confirmed purchase: 31 December 2015
Published on: 20 January 2016
8 out of 10


Scotland GB
Good game, lots of things to unlock, good value for money.
Confirmed purchase: 28 December 2015
Published on: 12 January 2016

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