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  • 4 years ago
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  • 5 years ago
    [@36:Demi Sneed] What's going on here? [#2566:Story of Seasons] and [#127381:Harvest Moon] are two differents series?
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    • Axersia
      Axersia
      Editing … They are now, yes. It's due to a weird licensing kerfuffle. Natsume, who had always published the Bokujou Monogatari series under the Harvest Moon name, had Bokujou Monogatari taken away from them. It's now published by XSEED under the Story of Seasons name. Reason being that Natsume owns the Harvest Moon name and was unwilling to part with it. Natsume has since hired other studios to make Harvest Moon games that are not Bokujou Monogatari games. So all Bokujou Monogatari games published as Harvest Moon are retroactively part of the Story of Seasons series.
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    • Papissama
      Papissama
      Editing … Shouldn't this page still remain "Harvest Moon" then and having the new one named "Story of Seasons"?
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    • Axersia
      Axersia
      Editing … No, because Story of Seasons is Bokujou Monogatari, a series with 20 years worth of games. It's what the people who previously ranked Harvest Moon want to rank. The new era of Harvest Moon started last year with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, a game that was very poorly received. It has a 46 on Metacritic, whereas the first Story of Seasons has a 78. The Harvest Moon fanbase has mostly moved on to Story of Seasons now.
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    • Gries He
      Gries He
      Editing … Demi, what you're proposing is called revisionism. #TeamPape
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    • Axersia
      Axersia
      Editing … No it's not. This is no different from a franchise getting renamed, which I'm sure has happened before. Wikipedia handles it the same way. In Japan this wouldn't even be an issue as there is only Bokujou Monogatari.
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    • Papissama
      Papissama
      Editing … Wait! So basically, you're saying that [#12157:Harvest Moon DS] is NOT part of the [#127381:Harvest Moon] franchise. Sorry but this is way too confusing.
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    • Gries He
      Gries He
      Editing … Oh, I see. You're actually right. Carry on. Still confusing, though
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    • Papissama
      Papissama
      Editing … You're saying that if I want to rank Harvest Moon as my favorite franchise, I'll have to rank [#2566:Story of Seasons] instead of [#127381:Harvest Moon]. Sorry but that will not work out.
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    • Papissama
      Papissama
      Editing … I'm okay to rename a franchise BUT don't create another page with the old name then, that will confuse everyone.
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    • Axersia
      Axersia
      Editing … Yes, that's what I'm saying Papi. For example, if in the future, XSEED/Marvelous decides to re-release Harvest Moon DS, it'll be released under the Story of Seasons name. Because XSEED/Marvelous are owners of the actual game itself, whereas Natsume merely owns the name. But yeah, it's really confusing to have a separate page with the old name. I can see people accidentally ranking Harvest Moon when they meant to rank Story of Seasons. Not sure what the best solution is.
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  • 6 years ago
    There are simply too many Harvest Moon games:

    SpoilerGAMES
    Story of Seasons2014
    Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning2012
    Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns2010
    Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley2009
    Harvest Moon: My Little Shop2009
    Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar2008
    Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands2008
    Harvest Moon: Animal Parade2008
    Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness2007
    Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility2007
    Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon2006
    Harvest Moon DS2005
    Harvest Moon DS Cute2005
    Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl2005
    Harvest Moon: Magical Melody2005
    Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life2004
    Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life2003
    Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town2003
    Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town2003
    Harvest Moon 3 GBC2001
    Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland2001
    Harvest Moon 641999
    Harvest Moon: Back to Nature1999
    Harvest Moon (GB/GBC)1997
    Harvest Moon1996


    This is ridiculous; I don't even know where to start!
    Might as well dive into the series with one of the three (!) games that came out in 2008 (Sunshine Islands) ...
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    • Nodley
      Nodley
      Editing … The first on the SNES is my favourite.
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    • DjinnFighter
      DjinnFighter
      Editing … Start with Rune Factory Frontier
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    • Gries He
      Gries He
      Editing … I don't really understand yet how the Rune Factory and the Harvest Moon franchises are connected.
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    • DjinnFighter
      DjinnFighter
      Editing … Rune Factory are spinoff to Harvest Moon. It's like a fantasy Harvest Moon with dungeons and swords
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    • Gries He
      Gries He
      Editing … So Rune Factory is not a jRPG series but instead basically offers more of the same, but in a different setting? Why then doesn't the 2006 game Innocent Life - A futuristic Harvest Moon not belong to the Rune Factore franchise?
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    • Nodley
      Nodley
      Editing … Too much talking not enough playing.
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    • Dr Eggnog
      Dr Eggnog
      Editing … Rune Factory is an action rpg and Harvest Moon isn't I think. The girl I loved in high school was nuts for Rune Factory. I kept running out of things to do and going to bed early. My roommate really likes Harvest Moon 64, which was a lot of people's first game in the series I think.
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  • 6 years ago
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