game language: English
game release date for PS1:
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is the next installment of the popular series of unusual representatives of the jRPG species, in which the player takes on the role of a young farmer, trying to turn a decayed estate into a well-developed and profitable farm. This edition is the first to be published on PS1 platform.
As in most parts Harvest Moon, w Back to Nature the player plays the role of a young man who inherits from his grandfather a dilapidated farm and decides to transform it into a prosperous farm. This time, however, the mayor of Mineral Town, where the action takes place, puts an ultimatum - in order to be able to stay in the area, the farm must be fully renovated within three years, otherwise the protagonist will have to leave it. An additional aim of the young man is to find a childhood friend whom he promised to meet again years ago.
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature on PS1 is quite a typical representative of the cycle. The main tasks of the player include gradual expansion of the farm and friendship with the local residents, among which you can even find a heart of your choice for the protagonist and start a family with her. As far as farm development is concerned, the main way to obtain the funds required for this purpose is agriculture - planting seeds, watering slowly growing plants and finally harvesting crops for sale. With time, it is also possible to breed animals or work in a mine.
An important factor influencing play is the cycle of days. In order for the farm to prosper, the player has to take care of animals and plants every day, but this consumes limited energy resources - these can be regenerated through sleep. The fun is also hindered by seasonal changes and various events such as snowstorms and hurricanes.
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Game score 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 28 players' votes.
age requirements: everyone