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Moon: A Wonderful Life
has been breaking away from the more regimental confines of traditional
RPGs for quite some time now with their Harvest Moon series, as it takes
basic role-playing mechanics and transposes it into a game that focuses
on farming. Whatís even
more interesting about this unconventional meshing of game ideas is that
it has produced some very enjoyable games.
Soon, Gamecube owners can have a chance to take the popular series
for a spin with Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life.
the title may suggest that the game is a polygonal salute to the Jimmy
Stewart Christmas classic that is the farthest thing from the truth.
A Wonderful Life takes place after its predecessors where players
had to save the family farm from bankruptcy, and then save their
homeland. Now players can
focus on their own life instead of worrying about saving everyone else.
will involve not only making the farm extremely successful, but also
being successful in playersí on-screen alter egosí family lives as
well as keeping friends. Itís
somewhat of a fusion of the Harvest Moon series with some basic concepts
of the Sims.
owners have really been getting the shaft when it comes to RPGs, but it
wonít be much longer until they can soak in the genre, even if itís
a title like this that is a bit off the beaten path.
- Mr. Nash