My HM Island of Happiness(IOH) guide came today. I’ve always wanted a guide that had all the recipe’s, likes and dislikes of characters, and everything else, since there is sooo much to remember in these games.
Just some pages from the character section of the book. Really helpful. And I had like, absolutely no clue characters from Back to Nature/FOMT visited!!! Yay! Karen and Popuri visit. Popuri and Karen were my first choices when playing Back to Nature, I got the heart level on both up, at the same time, but my rule was, first one to reach red heart I would marry. And Popuri was it. I got Karen on Friends of Mineral Town.
In the games, the girls you can marry all have rivals, its quite worrying, especially when you walk in on a rival event…
I do recognise these girls from the Save The Homeland game on PS2 which was sadly never released over here…(UK/EU) Some of these girls are in the DS game too actually, like Gwen.(The blonde one with the horse)
These are the girls I picked each time I played the games(haven’t actually finished them all lol, no time sadly… I don’t think I’d have time even if they released a new Pokemon game… which is quite sad…)
Karen, the other girl I was tempted by on BTN. He father owns the town store. If you don’t marry her, she marries Popuri’s brother Rick lol. He seems nice.
Leia, the mermaid. I picked her in the DS game because she was cuter than most other choices, and not as hard as the Witch(who was impossible to marry cos of the stupid american glitch….). (She’s not as loli in the game as she is in this pic lol) You can only marry her once you have a pond in your farm lol, so she can live there!!!
Melody was my primary choice in Rune Factory. Lovely happy hot springs witch. But I was also tempted by…
Rosetta is my other choice…very cute, but Melody is bubblier. And her heart level raised before Rosetta’s.
My choices for Island of happiness are as follows.
Theres Lanna, who doesn’t move to the island till you unlock the east side of the island. She seems cute, but I don’t know her character yet.
And theres the Witch Princess. Who I wanted to try for on DS, but couldn’t. She is blonde and cute, feisty I know. Choosing on IOH will be tricky…. and girls from previous games visit. Not available to marry sadly.
As for why I choose to marry the girls, and not the guys, even when I have the choice, well thats down to being used to being the guy character when playing the earlier games, and that the girl has less decent choices. I’m just used to being ‘Kyle'(Isn’t that a great name for a guy? Let alone a HM farmer! lol) Gray was alright in BTN, so was Cliff. But otherwise its slim pickings. It’s not different from a girl playing a visual novel/dating sim or eroge, just without the ero(good thing) but while farming! lol
Harvest Moon is a series of EPIC farming games. So-so fun. Addictive as hell. And its got a visual novel-type part too. (The whole finding a wife(/husband, in the later games) thing.) In the game on PS1, Back to Nature, the girl was a more important part, cos when the main character was little he met a girl while he was staying at his grandfathers farm. So he hopes to meet that girl again.
Ever since I’ve been playing them I’ve been the boy character. In the first game I played you could choose gender but not getting married, in the PS1 game you couldn’t choosed the gender, you were just a guy. The DS one you couldn’t choose, but the guys weren’t cute enough anyways…. called my character Kyle(as always) and going for the most Popuri or Karen-like girl. Though I think I was wooing the mermaid on the DS version lol. They released a DS Cute, which was the same game, you just play as a girl instead lol. Theres a few new ones coming out aswell in Japan. All so cute looking… (Bit of a rant I know…)
The above mini-rant is from the latest reply in my Blogchat with xJaymanx.