History VideoGame / HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife

13th Jul '16 4:39:50 AM StFan
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'''''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life''''' and '''''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life''''' are two 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.

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'''''Harvest ''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life''''' Life'' and '''''Harvest ''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life''''' Life'' are two 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.






** 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.

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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'' original ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1'' was the same way, with each girl having a diary beside their bed with their heart levels in it.
25th Jun '16 6:23:59 AM Pichu-kun
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** There are fewer typos in the [[DistaffCounterpart girl version]], though your son occasionally calls your husband his mother.

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** There are fewer typos in the [[DistaffCounterpart girl version]], though your version]]. Your son occasionally calls your husband his mother.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Darker, at least, due to the more adult themes explored. The ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS DS]]'' installments based on this game are Lighter And Edgier, oddly enough.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Darker, at least, due to the more adult themes explored. The ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS DS]]'' installments based on this game are Lighter And Edgier, LighterAndSofter, oddly enough.



* FromStrayToPet: In the intro you come across two stray dogs on your farm and adopt one of them.



* LimitedWardrobe: In the original 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 ''Another'', your character can purchase more outfits for themselves, and in ''Special Edition'', everyone changes the color of their outfits based on the seasons.

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* LimitedWardrobe: In the original 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 ''Another'', your character can purchase more outfits for themselves, and in ''Special Edition'', everyone changes the color of their outfits based on the seasons.seasons (and your wife changes upon marriage).



* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Subverted. Most titles only allow your children to age to young childhood at most (and no one else seems to age besides your rival's children) but the thing that sets these games apart from others is that ''everyone'' ages several decades over the story.



** Muffy is the oldest, being in her thirties.
** Celia doesn't look past her early 20s for much of the game. Lampshaded in ''Another''.

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** Muffy is the oldest, being in her thirties.
thirties, but doesn't look much older than the others.
** Celia doesn't look past her early 20s for much of the game. Lampshaded in ''Another''.''Another Wonderful Life''.



* OneGameForThePriceOfTwo: Links to ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends of Mineral Town]]'' to unlock content in both. ''Another Wonderful Life'' links to ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature More Friends of Mineral Town]]'' in the same way.
** ''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. ''Another Wonderful Life'' links to ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature More Friends of Mineral Town]]'' in the same way.
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way. ''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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* PlotRelevantAgeUp: If you marry Lumina she appears in her adult design afterwards. Normally she won't age up like that until your child is older.
12th Jun '16 9:59:47 PM Pichu-kun
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* BookEnds: The game starts with the protagonist deciding to become a farmer after the death of their father. The game ends with your child starting their career [[spoiler:after the death of one of their parents]].
4th Jun '16 9:42:40 AM nombretomado
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'''''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life''''' and '''''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life''''' are two 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.

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'''''Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life''''' and '''''Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life''''' are two 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 [=PS2=] port, with an additional bachelorette and the ability to have a daughter, though this version has slightly worse graphics.



** ''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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** ''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 [=PS2=] special edition, but not all of them.
2nd Jun '16 12:21:33 PM TheFarmboy
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* RealityHasNoSoundtrack: For the most part, there is no background music, adding to the game's darker atmosphere.

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* RealityHasNoSoundtrack: For the most part, there is no background music, music when you walk outdoors outside of your farm, adding to the game's darker atmosphere.atmosphere. Although you do hear music as you approach the Bar when it's open, or by the villa when Lumina plays her piano in the day.
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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!!Tropes, moi.moi:



* 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.
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