Advanced robots and computers do the work for people on Heartflame Island, but this shiny technology can’t save the inhabitants from an ancient curse. The spell could be broken if someone unlocks the ancient lands sealed off from humans, but you’re the only one capable of pulling it off. Can you work hard and reclaim the land before time runs out?
As a start, you’ll receive a watering can and a tutorial from the doctor’s good friends in town. From there, you’ll start tending your land just like you would in any other Harvest Moon title. That means tilling soil, planting seeds and watering land until the crops or flowers are ready to be harvested and sent to market. Luckily, you’ll have futuristic storage pods that will do the delivery for you every day, so you won’t be forced to physically walk your crops to town. In your downtime, you’ll spend free moments watching television shows, talking to the inhabitants of the island and learning how to cook and eat food. It doesn’t seem like it would make a lot of sense, especially since you’re a robot and have no need to eat, but since you’re trying to learn how to be human, you just have to go with it.
It may sound a bit simple, but there are some things that you’ll need to worry about as the seasons wear on. For one thing, you have to constantly keep every seed watered or you’ll delay a plant’s growth. For another, storms will sometimes rage across the island, destroying the hard work that you’ve put into your farm and smashing any harvestable produce if you haven’t been able to gather it in time. You’ll also need to constantly pluck weeds that can strangle your plants and remove rocks and logs from your farm that can take up precious ground. Fortunately, as the game continues, you’ll acquire a number of tools, like axes, hammers and scythes that will help you maintain your farm.
* Grow crops and raise animals in a futuristic world!
* Unlock the secrets of the ancient ruins as you interact with the villagers!
* Explore the island, by walking or ATVâ€¦one of many high-tech tools at your disposal!
Exclusively on: PlayStation Portable
ESRB Rating: E