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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 03:38 pm
I've been playing Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns for the DS lately. Not sure why; sometimes I just get in the mood for Harvest Moon and find myself tied to it for a week or so. This is the first time I've played this particular edition - usually I stick to my beloved Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life - so it's a learning experience. Definitely different from the one I'm used to.

Thoughts so far:

☀ Damn this version is a lot more complicated than I was expecting. o.O
☀ You can play as a boy or a girl, and focus on either raising animals or growing crops. For my first attempt at this, I picked a girl and animals, because they're generally less complicated. I named her Karone (I intend to name the boy version Andros), which has led to fun conversations about trying to get Karone laid.
☀ Upon introducing my character around her new town, I realized that the only marriage candidates I was interested in were the other girls. c.c;;; (I've picked a bachelor since then, but he lives in the other town.*)
☀ To make the larger animals like you (such as cows, sheep, alpaca, wild bears and boars), you talk to them. To make the chickens and smaller wild animals like you, you pick them up and throw them. The chickens get a little red heart over their head when I do it. I laugh every single time. Artyra even wrote me a story about it.
☀ My lamb looks like a pink tribble. It's a fluffy ball with eyes.
☀ There are monsoons. All the other characters kept telling me to stay inside, and any time my character wasn't running or had her fishing pole in the water, the wind was pushing her to the left. It was *hilarious*.

In summary: I LOVE THIS GAME. ♥♥♥

In other news, I've signed up for Rare Pair Fest and PR Femslash Ficathon. Rarepairfest was because I was blackmailed talked into it by [personal profile] rosabelle. I have no idea why I signed up for Femslash. Maybe I'm a sucker for punishment.

* In answer to anyone else who shares [personal profile] rosabelle's immediate question, no, you can't have your girl marry other girls in the Harvest Moon games. This series is about marrying and having a baby and continuing a family legacy as a farmer. ... And apparently farmers can't adopt.

But it's cute, so I'll live with it.