First and foremost, there’s farm work to be done. You’ll start on a tiny swath of soil atop a ruined castle. Managing your land is hard work, and there are only so many hours in the day. Between tilling soil, smashing rocks, pulling up weeds, chopping stray lumber, and (of course) planting and watering your seeds, your days and nights will be pretty full. Believe us, it takes gobs of time and effort to transform your meager plot into an agro-empire; ADD-addled gamers should probably steer themselves away.
Story events happen slowly, mostly during your weekly maintenance meetings with Dad. In between, you’ll likely tire of some of the mundane chores you do over and over again. The text-heavy gameplay controls are clumsy, as you’ll inadvertently answer conversation questions without realizing it while furiously pressing the ‘X’ button to move them along. You’ll also quickly grow weary of the miniscule, looping soundtrack.