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The Top 7... Should Have Sucked



HARVEST MOON

Why it should've sucked: You play a farmer. Repeat: a farmer. How can an occupation that depends on old-fashioned order, discipline and patience (not to mention waking up before the break of dawn) possibly be translated into a medium famous for chaotic violence, instant gratification and late-night caffeine binges? When the result is a product description touting "additional crops such as cabbage, carrots and rice," do you even want them to try?

Why it doesn't: No, Harvest Moon is not like your average game. That, however, is exactly why it succeeds. After a hundred finger-twitch shooters, the quiet and unhurried life of a farmer is more than relaxing... it's healing. So is creating life rather than merely taking it. Trust us - you'll feel a lot better about your virtual killing sprees once you've planted a few virtual trees and raised a few virtual children. Call it virtual karma.

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  • PatHan-bHai - March 23, 2013 12:40 p.m.

    yep! at first when i found that my big bro had gotten Innocent Life - A Futuristic Harvest Moon for me, i thought it would be an amazing demon smashing RPG (LoL) but when i actually played it, i was like "Farming?????? WTF?". I left the game there and then bt when my lil bro started playing it with a dedicated passion and when i really got bored, i started PLAYING it. AND I WAS ADDICTED!!! ONE OF THE BEST PSP GAMES EVER!! ............... Fast forward two years later, i'm searching for a list of best Harvest Moon games that I can emulate on my PC and play. Currently playing HM - Back To nature :3 :D
  • Chaoscoolperson - October 30, 2010 2:02 p.m.

    I need to know. Do you build the city and stuff in the sims, or do you only control one person. Every time I look at the game it makes it unclear. Also, I have only played 1 game on this list. Also...4TH!
  • johneverett - May 17, 2010 6:25 a.m.

    Whoa. How does this have only two comments? Mom, I found an anomaly!
  • Piepiepie - October 11, 2008 6:26 a.m.

    LOl multiplayer mineweeper
  • Ishtom - December 20, 2008 2:37 a.m.

    Hmmm, maybe gamers are better at living someone else's lives then their own. Probably because they get an over view of their situation.

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