So as some of you may know, I only got into Harvest Moon about 4-5 years ago out of boredom. I didn't play some of the more beloved games in the franchise until later, and many say the Friends of Mineral Town games are the best ones. After having played the original GameBoy Advance versions, I'm now inclined to agree (Though I still feel Story of Seasons is my personal favorite). With the advent of the Nintendo Switch, many HM fans were clamoring for a remake of this game in some form. Imagine their surprise when a remake was announced and due to release on July 2020! I was excited as hell for this and bought it. I've now played it twice, and I feel the remake does most things better than the original games, such as having more storage space and making it INFINITELY easier to go spelunking in the mines. It has its problems, sure, but I feel the positives outweigh the negatives. I'm happy to have played this game!
Which reminds me, I need to review both versions, too.
Moment #9: One of the best Harvest Moon games finally getting the remake treatment.