Reap What You Sow
Build a luxurious farmhouse in Harvest Town, a mobile simulation game that allows for open-world exploration. Avid.ly offers up a title that combines simulation with RPG elements; allowing you the freedom to explore a rich country atmosphere. Each feature of this game further allows you to immerse yourself in its story-rich gameplay.
Harvest Town begins with a backstory about a small country island. Your character then works to repair your cottage that you can later decorate with furniture. The main objective in this title is farming. You complete orders of crops from the other villagers to earn money and other rewards. RPG elements come into play with the addition of quests. The village is full of NPCs you can interact with and form relationships with. There are even monsters to defeat in certain quests.
Upon starting out in this title, you have a derelict space that you need to clear away the rubbish from to start building. The first task involves having the carpenter repair your cottage. Once that is complete, you can go inside to rest or decorate. As you level up, you will unlock more areas for your farmland. The fastest way to level up is to follow the quests. It takes a while to get enough decorations and buildings unlocked to have a nice-looking farm.
The pixel graphics don’t take away from the beauty of Harvest Town. Bright colors and detailed areas add to the charm of the peaceful village. The soft, melodic ukulele music can get redundant, but it fits the theme well. Your farm goes from drab and dreary to bright after you start to plant and decorate. Controls are easy to use, but walking can get frustrating. Luckily, you can click on a point in the map to make your character walk there automatically. This gets useful if you are traveling large distances. Going through quests eventually unlocks teleportation to the area.
There are a large number of NPCs in Harvest Town. Each one has their own backstory, and you can become friends with all of them. Marriage is an aspect that will be added into this title, but it’s currently not implemented. You can see the items needed to get married in the item shop. It takes diamond currency to buy them, which you can earn through playing or by buying with real money.
Too Little Time
There are almost too many features in Harvest Town. Not only do you have the farming, but eventually you can also fish, mine, race horses, and fight monsters. The game can be a little overwhelming at first because of all the things you can do, but following the quests help with this. It also helps that the features are added one at a time. Even customizing your character comes in stages as you go through quests.
This game is very similar to Stardew Valley, so fans of that game might enjoy this title. The biggest downside of this title is the fact that it is free. That means it uses ads and premium currency to get money. Often that makes aspects of the title harder to do without spending real money to do it. Such as the not-yet-implemented marriage that will require a large amount of premium currency to do.
Overall, Harvest Town is a great title for casual gamers. The features can get overwhelming, but there are many ways to play and things to do. Every time you boot this game up, you can do something new, making each game session different from the last.
Harvest Town provides players with a truly immersive farming simulation game that will make them feel like a real farmer. The bright, cheerful graphics create a beautiful farm country full of quests and adventures.