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Natsume and Marvelous Entertainment's first Harvest Moon title on the Nintendo 3DS will leave you wanting more due to some severely stunted gameplay. Sometimes, I start to think that Natsume's popular farming sim franchise peaked at Friends of Mineral Town -- or maybe it was Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon. Either way, Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns doesn't compare to those games, and ultimately, it's one of the weaker titles in the series. Everything from the new features to the quest design distinctly makes you feel like the game is treating you with kid gloves, and that will annoy series veterans even more. Rather than the open-ended freedom to do what you want from the start, Two Towns feeds you tiny crumbs of gameplay at a snail's pace. Like every other game, the basic set-up is the same -- you're taken in by the local townsfolk, given an empty patch of land and some meager tools, and told to make the best of it. Where Two Towns changes things up is the story, as you're given a choice whether to live in the meat-eating, Americanized "Bluebell" town or the vegan, Asian-themed "Konohana" village.
The Harvest Moon series has struggled with a case of "last year's game" syndrome for years. The bad news for Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns is that it doesn't deviate enough from the formula to make it truly exciting. The good news is that the few changes to the formula don't interfere with the addictive pleasures the series is known for. If you're not familiar with previous Harvest Moon games, The Tale of Two Towns is also a good entry point to the series. As the subtitle implies, this new game takes place in two neighboring towns: the cobblestoned, animal-friendly town of Bluebell and the Asian-inspired plant haven of Konohana. The two towns used to be friendly, but the mayors got into a stupid argument many generations ago, creating great animosity and causing the Harvest Goddess to collapse the tunnel connecting the towns. Hundreds of years later, the goddess realizes that this was a pretty bad move on her part and decides you are the best hope to fix her mess and bring the towns together again. It's a plot that makes less sense the more you think about it, but it provides a good setup for the structure of the game.
The Tale of Two Towns is a Harvest Moon based on hate. Though installments in this series usually center themselves on sweeter emotions, the focus this time is on outright negativity. Instead of spending your time entirely on farming, the game introduces the greater objective of community reconciliation for you to work toward. As you begin the game you're once again a young, aspiring farmer moving to a new town and aiming to build a small patch of land up into a successful, thriving agricultural business. But the twist in the plot is that there are two towns. Who hate each other. And you have to pick one over the other. The village of Bluebell thinks ranching is the best thing in life. Its citizens focus all their efforts on the raising of livestock, prizing the process of helping animals grow and producing great milk, eggs and wool. They think anyone who isn't all-in about animals must be crazy. The town of Konohana, on the other hand, thinks farming is all about the crops. Its people love to get in tune with nature, working the land by clearing away grass, tilling the earth and sowing seeds to produce incredible turnips, potatoes and corn. They think anyone who isn't getting their hands caked in dirt and loving every minute of it must be nuts.
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