The farming and progression aspect of leveling up your abilities and unlocking new parts of your farm is very fun, but interacting with the townsfolk sucks. They have zero personality and repeat the same boring one-note dialog every time you speak to them. It's extremely disappointing considering I've been a long time fan of the series and this is probably the first game I've given up playing before getting married.
I heard that they're gonna update the dialog so if they do I might pick this back up, but for now I'm shelving it.
Played on a Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. 35 hours played, hit credits.
Story of Seasons is taking a ton of hints from the other games inspired by the franchise. They do a ton of new things in this game. Sadly, a lot of it is terribly unbalanced and I ended up becoming rich by the end of Summer.
Everything being unisex is awesome and allowing all customization options being available to each gender is wonderful, including voices. Allows players to really make the character they want.
Characters are fine. The town layout is easy to follow. No more Milker or sheers taking up a tool slot (there’s also a tool pouch). You can take photos of animals, people, whatever. I never feel like I have too little time, to be honest, I feel like I have too much time on occasion.
There’s a lot of good and bad with this game. I do enjoyed it plenty but the unbalances between money and progress is really noticeable. I didn’t even finish the first year and hit the credits. There’s a lot to do, nonetheless. If you like story of Seasons like I do, it’s a good bet you’ll enjoy it. If you’re not into the genre, you might want to skip it or grab it on sale. I’ve enjoyed my time with the game but it wasn’t Stardew or Friends of Mineral Town’s remake.