STORY OF SEASONS: A Wonderful Life
|a game by||Marvelous Inc.|
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Build your own farm and forge unbreakable bonds in the astonishingly charming Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life! Another game in the spiritual successor to one of the most well-known farming simulators out there, this new chapter invites players to the same beautiful world they know and love.
Long-time fans of the farming RPG genre might be well acquainted with this game's subtitle; that's because this is a remake – of sorts – of the classic Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life. However, calling it just a "remake" would be a disservice to the Story of Seasons saga, as the game introduces many needed updates that make it feel just as magical as it did twenty years ago.
Back in the Saddle
By now, you might be accustomed to the gameplay loop of the Story of Seasons series. If you've never played one of these games, however, don't worry: it's all very easy to grasp in just a few hours of gameplay.
Much like Stardew Valley, Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life puts players in control of a young farmer who must rescue a failing farm in a gorgeous little town. This time around, you'll meet the citizens of Forgotten Valley.
As always, the difficulty lies in balancing your social life with your daily tasks. Sure, keeping crops in good health is important for your finances, but you also need to learn how to keep everyone in town happy.
Lean On Me
The easiest way to forge bonds with the residents of Forgotten Valley is to help with their quests. The Harvest Moon series was always well-known for its sidequests, and Story of Seasons is no different in that. Players will have to keep track of every character in town and their needs if they wish to establish successful relationships.
Of course, some relationships can get a bit more intimate than others. Falling in love returns as a central mechanic in A Wonderful Life, meaning that players can choose from one of the available bachelors and bachelorettes to establish a family. More importantly, however, is establishing an enduring legacy that will stand the test of time in Forgotten Valley.
Gorgeous as Always
Though the game might look a bit simple – even by the standards of the series – there's no denying that A Wonderful Life keeps the same charm of the franchise intact. Vibrant colors and cute characters welcome the player into a world of unrestrained cuteness.
It's clear, however, that this visual style might not appeal to every type of player. The cutesy visuals and pastel colors seem to be a tad too "soft" compared to the rustic simplicity of games like Stardew Valley or even Rune Factory 5.
If adorable designs are your thing, however, Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life has more than enough content to keep you entertained for a lifetime.
Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life is a gorgeous and addictive life sim that will enthrall you with its beautiful visuals and its entertaining gameplay loop.
- Addictive gameplay
- Amazing "lifetime" mechanic lets you see the evolution of Forgotten Valley through time
- Lots of adorable characters to befriend
- The gameplay can get a bit repetitive after a while
- Not too challenging
- The cutesy art style might not appeal to everyone
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP