History VideoGame / HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife

24th Apr '16 10:16:20 AM Nire
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** You enter the Harvest Sprites' house by eating a mushroom. It's possible that they meant to imply that the mushroom shrinks you down enough to fit into the teeny-tiny door, but then you apparently grow back to normal size right away, seeing as the relative size of the Sprites compared to you is unchanged. Some players feel that it's just funnier to interpret the Sprites as the product of a massive 'shroom trip.
24th Apr '16 9:51:48 AM Nire
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** When you use a "miracle potion," what actually happens is one of your bulls (if you don't have one, one is brought to your farm) and one of your cows meet face-to-face. Cut to a shot of the barn roof and some loud mooing, then cut back to both bovines looking ''very'' happy. [[SarcasmMode Subtle.]]
14th Mar '16 2:30:41 AM Pichu-kun
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** The PS2 edition was supposed to be a sort of UpdatedRerelease, but it got a lot of flack for its ridiculous loading times and lowered graphics quality.

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** The PS2 ''Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life: Special Edition'', which added in an extra love interest (Lumina), changing outfits, and the ability to have a daughter. But at the same time, the graphics got a little ''worse'' due to the original being a UsefulNotes/{{Gamecube}} exclusive, while the special edition was supposed to be a sort of UpdatedRerelease, but it released for the [=PlayStation=] 2. It also got a lot of flack LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading for its ridiculous loading times everything and lowered graphics quality.had lag issues.
14th Mar '16 1:44:53 AM Pichu-kun
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* CrapsaccharineWorld

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* CrapsaccharineWorldButThouMust: Marrying is not a choice. If you haven't married in time you'll be thrown at the candidate with the highest affection points for you, and you'll get a NonStandardGameOver if you decline. You will also have a son/daughter whether you like it or not.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: It seems perfectly happy at first glance but, as with real life, not everything is quite perfect.


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* {{Expy}}:
** Celia has elements of both Nina and Ellen from the original game. Her design is similar to Ellen's but her love of plants is more like Nina.
** Muffy is heavily influenced by Eve from the original game. They're both blonde bartenders in red dresses with troubles (Eve related to her family, Muffy to romance).
14th Mar '16 1:32:29 AM Pichu-kun
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!!Tropes, moi.

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* ArtificialDifficulty: The original game has the number of in-game years per chapter increase over time, causing you to spend four years with your teenage son but only one trying to marry a girl in town. The girls' version and Special Edition cut the number of years down to speed the game's progress.



* JerkAss: Marlin, if you get too close to Celia. If you marry someone else though you become good drinking buddies.
** He's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold ''most'' of the time.

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* JerkAss: Marlin, if you get too close to Celia. If you marry someone else though you become good drinking buddies.
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buddies. He's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold ''most'' of the time.time though.



** Instead of the usual Hearts appearing beside the name the girls have hearts in their hidden diaries. The [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries original]] ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' was the same way, with each girl having a diary beside their bed with their heart levels in it. Celia is also a bit of an {{Expy}} of Nina, with a smudge of Ellen mixed in, and Muffy is one of Eve.
** The general "vague era" feel of the game is similar to the original ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'', which seemed early 20th century but had a fair share of AnachronismStew.
* NonStandardGameOver: A few.

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** Instead of the usual Hearts appearing beside the name the girls have hearts in their hidden diaries. The [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries original]] ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' was the same way, with each girl having a diary beside their bed with their heart levels in it. Celia is also a bit of an {{Expy}} of Nina, with a smudge of Ellen mixed in, and Muffy is one of Eve.\n** The general "vague era" feel of the game is similar to the original ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'', which seemed early 20th century but had a fair share of AnachronismStew.
** The general "vague era" feel of the game is similar to the original ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonSNES'', which seemed early 20th century but had a fair share of AnachronismStew.
* NonStandardGameOver: A few.



** Lumina looks to be at most, 12. However, in Japan she's 16 and in the West she's 18. The Japanese site for the original game states she's fourteen but all games afterwards use the same model.

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** Lumina looks to be at most, 12. However, in Japan she's 16 and in the West she's 18. The Japanese site for the original game states she's fourteen but all games afterwards use the same model.model despite her aging a few years.



* RetroUniverse: Has elements of the early 1900s to the 1970s however is set in the 2000s.



* RetroUniverse: The game looks like it takes place in TheSixties, maybe even the 1910s, but takes place in the 2000s.
6th Nov '15 12:08:08 AM Seraphine
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Each game has three eligible marriage candidates, except for ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife SE]]'', which has 4. A marriage candidate must be chosen by the end of year one, or the [[NonStandardGameOver game will end]], though the marriage candidate with the highest affection will propose to you at the end of the year if you didn't get around to doing it. Each season is 10 days long, and most crops can only be harvested in one season.

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Each game has three eligible marriage candidates, except for ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife SE]]'', the ''Special Edition'', which has 4. A marriage candidate must be chosen by the end of year one, or the [[NonStandardGameOver game will end]], though the marriage candidate with the highest affection will propose to you at the end of the year if you didn't get around to doing it. Each season is 10 days long, and most crops can only be harvested in one season.



** If you don't marry Nami, a few chapters later if she's still around town, you can witness an event where she's talking to Cody with an implication she might have feelings for him. This is dropped in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]'' where instead she's your romantic rival for Gustafa.

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** If you don't marry Nami, a few chapters later if she's still around town, you can witness an event where she's talking to Cody with an implication she might have feelings for him. This is dropped in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]'' ''Another'' where instead she's your romantic rival for Gustafa.



** In the original: Muffy, Celia, and Nami respectively

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** In the original: Muffy, Celia, and Nami respectivelyrespectively.



* BrilliantButLazy: If you marry Nami, your child will have generally high strengths, but generally low interests -- meaning he (or she, in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Special Edition]]'') could be good at almost any career, but requires a lot of pushing from you to actually try.

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* BrilliantButLazy: If you marry Nami, your child will have generally high strengths, but generally low interests -- meaning he (or she, in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Special Edition]]'') ''Special Edition'') could be good at almost any career, but requires a lot of pushing from you to actually try.



** Rock, who is slightly more so in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Another Wonderful Life]]''.

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** Rock, who is slightly more so in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Another ''Another Wonderful Life]]''.Life''.



** Your dog was meant to herd animals and be taught tricks. In the final product he's little more than a LivingProp, though ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Another Wonderful Life]]'' [[DevelopmentGag added]] the tricks and made him more interactive.
** The circus from ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS DS]]'' was to originate in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'', but the characters were scrapped.

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** Your dog was meant to herd animals and be taught tricks. In the final product he's little more than a LivingProp, though ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Another ''Another Wonderful Life]]'' Life'' [[DevelopmentGag added]] the tricks and made him more interactive.
** The circus from ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS DS]]'' was to originate in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A ''A Wonderful Life]]'', Life'', but the characters were scrapped.



-->Muffy: ''Daddy's always giving you hugs. He's got no time to play with Mommy now...''

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-->Muffy: --->'''Muffy:''' ''Daddy's always giving you hugs. He's got no time to play with Mommy now...''



* LimitedWardrobe: In the original ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AWL]]'', everyone wears the same clothes all their lives, save for a hand full of people who get palette swaps in their older years. In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]'', your character can purchase more outfits for themselves, and in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife SE]]'', everyone changes the color of their outfits based on the seasons.

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* LimitedWardrobe: In the original ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AWL]]'', game, everyone wears the same clothes all their lives, save for a hand full of people who get palette swaps in their older years. In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]'', ''Another'', your character can purchase more outfits for themselves, and in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife SE]]'', ''Special Edition'', everyone changes the color of their outfits based on the seasons.



* LonelyRichKid: Lumina, who in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife SE]]'' is happy to marry a farmer and leave her giant manor on top of the hill.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Muffy, at least in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]''. Every year she is seen crying on the bridge because she broke up with another slimy man. Either he had a woman on the side, or she found out that she ''was'' the other woman on the side.

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* LonelyRichKid: Lumina, who in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife SE]]'' ''Special Edition'' is happy to marry a farmer and leave her giant manor on top of the hill.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Muffy, at least in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]''.''Another''. Every year she is seen crying on the bridge because she broke up with another slimy man. Either he had a woman on the side, or she found out that she ''was'' the other woman on the side.



** In the special edition and ''[[DistaffCounterpart AnWL]]'', you can end the game in the first cutscene by simply telling Takakura you don't want the farm.

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** In the special edition and ''[[DistaffCounterpart AnWL]]'', Another]]'', you can end the game in the first cutscene by simply telling Takakura you don't want the farm.



** Celia doesn't look past her early 20s for much of the game. Lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAwonderfulLife AnWL]]''.

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** Celia doesn't look past her early 20s for much of the game. Lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAwonderfulLife AnWL]]''.''Another''.



* OneGameForThePriceOfTwo: Links to ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends of Mineral Town]]'' to unlock content in both. ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Another Wonderful Life]]'' links to ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature More Friends of Mineral Town]]'' in the same way.
** ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Special Edition]]'' made it that you do not need to link up (since it's obvious you cannot connect your Game Boy Advance to a Playstation 2). Instead you can collect records from villagers for different things.

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* OneGameForThePriceOfTwo: Links to ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends of Mineral Town]]'' to unlock content in both. ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Another ''Another Wonderful Life]]'' Life'' links to ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature More Friends of Mineral Town]]'' in the same way.
** ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Special Edition]]'' ''Special Edition'' made it that you do not need to link up (since it's obvious you cannot connect your Game Boy Advance to a Playstation 2). Instead you can collect records from villagers for different things.



* PrecociousCrush: In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AWL]]'', Lumina seems to have a crush on you in the first chapter. In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife SE]]'' she is made old enough to be a marriage candidate.

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* PrecociousCrush: In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AWL]]'', ''Another'', Lumina seems to have a crush on you in the first chapter. In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife SE]]'' ''Special Edition'' she is made old enough to be a marriage candidate.



** In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]'' Marlin's personality is changed so he's less of a jerk and more of a very distant and shy dude who just comes off as troubled.
* UnkemptBeauty: In the first AWL game Nami has neat smooth hair, but in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]'', her hairstyle is shaggier and messier. She typically appears shaggy-haired in later games, though it combed down a bit for the Wii Ware title.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]'' ''Another'' Marlin's personality is changed so he's less of a jerk and more of a very distant and shy dude who just comes off as troubled.
* UnkemptBeauty: In the first AWL ''A Wonderful Life'' game Nami has neat smooth hair, but in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]'', ''Another'', her hairstyle is shaggier and messier. She typically appears shaggy-haired in later games, though it combed down a bit for the Wii Ware title.



** ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Another Wonderful Life]]'', along with being a DistaffCounterpart, added a lot of other new content to the game. Minigames to train your dog, the ability to change your outfit, a mirror by your bed, added difficulty in getting fodder, and making the special tools have different effects while farming. Some of these additions were included in the PS2 special edition, but not all of them.

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** ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Another ''Another Wonderful Life]]'', Life'', along with being a DistaffCounterpart, added a lot of other new content to the game. Minigames to train your dog, the ability to change your outfit, a mirror by your bed, added difficulty in getting fodder, and making the special tools have different effects while farming. Some of these additions were included in the PS2 special edition, but not all of them.



** The infamous goat stops giving milk after one year and thereafter just wastes a space in the barn. Most players resorted to murdering the goat by starving it and making it sick in order to free up the barn slot. ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Another Wonderful Life]]'' added in the option to sell your goat back to Van.

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** The infamous goat stops giving milk after one year and thereafter just wastes a space in the barn. Most players resorted to murdering the goat by starving it and making it sick in order to free up the barn slot. ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Another ''Another Wonderful Life]]'' Life'' added in the option to sell your goat back to Van.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Unlike most animals, which you can sell when they're no longer useful, you can't sell the goat when it's become unable to produce milk. It's just there and takes up a slot in your barn. So if you really don't want it wasting space, you have no choice but to let it starve to death. ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]'' added the option to sell it.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Unlike most animals, which you can sell when they're no longer useful, you can't sell the goat when it's become unable to produce milk. It's just there and takes up a slot in your barn. So if you really don't want it wasting space, you have no choice but to let it starve to death. ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife AnWL]]'' ''Another'' added the option to sell it.
20th Sep '15 10:35:15 AM nombretomado
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'''''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life''''' and '''''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life''''' are two GameCube games in the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series by Marvelous Interactive, the latter being a [[DistaffCounterpart gender-swapped]] version of the former. An UpdatedRerelease of the first game exists as a PS2 port, with an additional bachelorette and the ability to have a daughter, though this version has slightly worse graphics.


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'''''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life''''' and '''''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life''''' are two GameCube UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube games in the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series by Marvelous Interactive, the latter being a [[DistaffCounterpart gender-swapped]] version of the former. An UpdatedRerelease of the first game exists as a PS2 port, with an additional bachelorette and the ability to have a daughter, though this version has slightly worse graphics.

19th Sep '15 11:34:07 AM Kitchen90
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'''''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life''''' and '''''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life''''' are two [[{{Gamecube}} GameCube]] games in the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series by Marvelous Interactive, the latter being a [[DistaffCounterpart gender-swapped]] version of the former. An UpdatedRerelease of the first game exists as a PS2 port, with an additional bachelorette and the ability to have a daughter, though this version has slightly worse graphics.

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'''''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life''''' and '''''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life''''' are two [[{{Gamecube}} GameCube]] GameCube games in the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series by Marvelous Interactive, the latter being a [[DistaffCounterpart gender-swapped]] version of the former. An UpdatedRerelease of the first game exists as a PS2 port, with an additional bachelorette and the ability to have a daughter, though this version has slightly worse graphics.

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19th Sep '15 11:22:43 AM Kitchen90
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''Franchise/HarvestMoon: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'' and ''Franchise/HarvestMoon: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Another Wonderful Life]]'' are two [[{{Gamecube}} GameCube]] games in the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series by Marvelous Interactive, the latter being a [[DistaffCounterpart gender-swapped]] version of the former. An UpdatedRerelease of the first game exists as a PS2 port, with an additional bachelorette and the ability to have a daughter, though this version has slightly worse graphics.

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''Franchise/HarvestMoon: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife '''''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life]]'' Life''''' and ''Franchise/HarvestMoon: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife '''''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life]]'' Life''''' are two [[{{Gamecube}} GameCube]] games in the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series by Marvelous Interactive, the latter being a [[DistaffCounterpart gender-swapped]] version of the former. An UpdatedRerelease of the first game exists as a PS2 port, with an additional bachelorette and the ability to have a daughter, though this version has slightly worse graphics.
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