This is the first Harvest moon I have played, and I was quite disappointed. Now I'm not going to sit here and bash the game, It is very fun and highly addictive, however, I found myself quite bored within a few hours. The game is very repetitive. You do the same tasks over and over again...wake up, water crops, milk cows, roam town...water crops again. Your options are limited as to the side quests and once you find your fortune (which is quick if you use the seed maker to make and sell fruit seeds) and once you play for about 5-10 hours you are ready to chuck the CD onto the rack and play for 15 minutes when your bored out of your skull. Playing this game makes me not want to buy any other versions, which is sad, because this game could have lots of potential. I would say rent this game first before you consider buying, because I'm sure that within a few hours of playing you will see things from my point of view.