This isn%26rsquo;t the first time the seemingly disparate worlds of farming and puzzling have come together. Puzzle De Harvest Moon tried to combine crop cultivation with %26lsquo;minigame madness,%26rsquo; but came up short. Sadly, despite Frantic Farming revising the gameplay, it%26rsquo;s still convoluted.
Characters from the main Harvest games show up to battle each other across a vegetable-packed grid. It%26rsquo;s all about grabbing ripe veggies while watering others. There%26rsquo;s a tactical side to this, making sure you don%26rsquo;t run out of ripe produce and trying to chain together potatoes, tomatoes or whatever by sliding tiles around. It doesn%26rsquo;t have the pick-up-and-playness of Tetris or Bewjeled, but taking the time to master it isn%26rsquo;t rewarded enough by the limp Story mode. Harvest Moon should stick to the cow-tending.
Oct 5, 2009