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    Mirri Night's Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town (GBA)

    [February 8, 2007 05:44:11 PM]

    After another 45 minutes or so, my interest waned a lot. As much as I love the game -- really, I do enjoy it a lot -- the GBA grated on my nerves and I have a lot of things on my mind, such as a lot of homework, that interfered with my gameplay.

    I DID get the Doctor to a Yellow Heart, though -- that means he's at the fifth out of seven levels of affection for me. Hurrah!

    When I look at all the things I want to get done in the game, it seems like a lot of work... almost like a chore, really, to get everything; sort of the way WoW grates on you, the pressure to level and get better and better. But a certain sense of satisfaction and enjoyment comes from it as well, so that's probably why I keep playing (both).
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    [February 8, 2007 05:26:03 PM]
    2:15 pm

    (I decided to take up this game for my next Game Log assignment...)
    I played this game for an hour today and, though I love it, an hour is a long time to sit cramped in a chair staring at a darkened Game Boy Advance screen. Part of this annoyance may be due to inadequate lighting, however...

    I am in my first year in Fall, on the 10th day. My character's name is Dawn and I am "wooing" the doctor. So far I have seen a few additional character skits in the game other than those associated with my love interest -- there are scenes involved with every other character in the game, as well as a few additional ones per rival female. Every day of the game I do the same thing; I take care of all the things on my farm, and then go to visit the Poultry farm, the beach, and the doctor, all in that order. I mention this because it's just dawning on me how monotonous the gameplay is and yet I still find the game extremely fun -- or maybe addicting... maybe I'm just confusing the two. Regardless - there are few things that are different per day in the game. Maybe it doesn't get boring because there's so much potential to do different things every day, and there's festivals every now and then, and occasionally a skit may pop up...

    Whatever the reason, the game is still entertaining (in small doses). Hopefully after another hour, it won't become boring.
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    [February 4, 2007 09:11:29 PM]
    I am a HUGE fan of the Harvest Moon series. My fandom is expressed through a variety of creative outlets, such as inspired artwork and fanfiction (see: nerd). I only own four Harvest Moon games, however, out of the ridiculous number of Harvest Moon games that there are (not including their ludicrous amount of mirror versions of each game for each gender). Not all of these games are amazing, but each one is enjoyable, in its own way. My personal favorite is Harvest Moon 64.

    I received HM:MFoMT (wow, what an acronym) for Christmas two years ago now, and really only started playing this February 1st. (Scandalous, I know.) The reason why was because I felt Game Boy Advances are not as entertaining as the big screen -- Puzzle Fighter II aside -- and was loathe to attempt yet another disappointing Harvest Moon game. (Incidentally, my friend gave me the girl version of Friends of Mineral Town because I am female.)

    Fortunately, I have not been disappointed yet! Though the screen is hard to see in dim classrooms, this game so far contains the sheer unadulterated amusement experienced in Harvest Moon 64: it is uncontaminated by realism (har har) and rife with amusing skits and scenarios (which are and have been my favorite aspect of the Harvest Moon series: the fact that they're basically naive dating sims with farming involved). I am excited that I have a new game similar to Harvest Moon 64 in which I have not already accomplished every secret and done everything these is to be done, without spending over a year of real-time playing trying to accomplish it (see: Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life).

    It's difficult to pinpoint why I like this game so much, and why I love Harvest Moon 64 so passionately. I have a feeling that since Harvest Moon 64 was my first HM game, my memories of it are tinged with the sweetest nostalgia, making the game much more special to me and greater in my memory than it might truly be, technically speaking. And since HM:MFoMT has similar graphics and the same characters, it inspires in me the same giddy happiness I derive from HM64, though a bit different as the game is different, and slightly dampened because the manner in which I am playing is less... emotionally inspiring. I cannot connect to a tiny dark screen the same way I can to a large, bright screen. So to speak. Maybe I'm getting far too personal with my games.

    Regardless, I'm going to continue playing this game for a time.... My character's name is Dawn and I am "wooing" the doctor. I may update this more when I find features of the game I enjoy or dislike in the future.
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    Mirri Night's Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town (GBA)

    Current Status: Playing

    GameLog started on: Thursday 1 February, 2007

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