I only bought this game because I played Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life on Nintendo GameCube. I'm glad that in this one, I could choose between playing a girl or a boy. Unfortunately, you don't get to customize your character or change its clothing. In this game there are many eligible bachelors as well as rivaling girls who also get with those bachelors if you don't claim them for yourself.
Almost instantly, I got hooked onto this game. It took my a few game years, but I finally managed to get rich with happy animals who could earn me thousands of dollars a day. I even got the bachelor I wanted the most: Vaughn! He's a super hard one to get because he only appears two times a week so it takes at least two years of courting without forgetting about him to get him! And if there's an event on one of those two days, you can't court him! Grr! It's adorable to see him when he blushes since he is the stoic bishounen! Haha.
Anyway, this game is addictive. There is so much to do all the time! And the characters are all so different! I just wish it didn't take so long to earn enough money to do everything! You have to open up areas by paying thousands of dollars to build bridges and roads. It can take a long time, too!
Except for the issue about the money, the game is pretty fun. I'd recommend this to anyone! The animals are adorable too!