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Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness Review

If Cow Milking Could Malfunction
by Bryan Vore on Sep 22, 2009 at 01:56 PM

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Reviewed on DS
Publisher Natsume
Developer Crave Entertainment
Rating Everyone

Farming, raising livestock, marrying people – none of this is a big surprise. What's different? I liked the idea of developing and unlocking an entire island in addition to my farm, and online leaderboards add a new element of competition to the franchise. Unfortunately, bad mechanics and ho-hum gameplay progression bring things down. The Zelda-inspired touch-screen control scheme doesn't gel with the precise moves you need to make in the field, and inventory requires constant babysitting due to the lack of automatic item stacking.

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