A really great experiment in the Harvest Moon franchise, but some of the changes hurt the game too much. Without having a town or a sense that the villagers are real people, you feel isolated in your own empty world.
The sandbox elements are fun for the most part, but frustrating and cumbersome controls quickly diminish any entertainment value that would be had. In the end, the game feels only half finished and getting through even just the first season was grueling.
2 / 5