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* LGBTFanbase: The fact that EveryoneIsBi causes this game to be extremely popular amongst LGBTQ fans of the series. Many even [[JustHereForGodzilla bought the game just to marry same-gender characters]].

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* LGBTFanbase: The fact that EveryoneIsBi causes this game to be extremely popular amongst LGBTQ fans of the series. Many even [[JustHereForGodzilla bought the game just to marry same-gender characters]]. That the game ''also'' specifies your gender even if you're in an M/M or F/F relationship in some Heart Events helps a lot, as even nowadays it's common to just use gender-neutral terms if a love interest is bi.[[note]]The game is guilty of this as well, but ironically, it's for the ''non-romantic'' Heart Events that you don't need to give a preserved flower to see.[[/note]]


** On a non-design related change, the rival system being absent. Rivals have ShipTease but they can't get married. The original games feature some of the most popular rival couples in the series, so many fans were peeved.

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** On a non-design related change, the rival system being absent. Rivals have ShipTease but they can't get married. The original games feature some of the most popular rival couples in the series, so many fans were peeved. WordOfGod has mentioned that the reason for the removal of Rival Events is that the Japanese fanbase grew to dislike them.


* FriendlyFandom: With ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossingNewHorizons'' because they're similar games released on the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch (and only months apart).

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* FriendlyFandom: FriendlyFandoms: With ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossingNewHorizons'' because they're similar games released on the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch (and only months apart).

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* EpilepticTrees: Carter's AdaptationalUgliness is theorized to stop fans from mistaking him for a bachelor.
* FandomRivalry: With ''VideoGame/StardewValley''. They're both {{Farm Life Sim}}s on the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and they both have {{Gay Option}}s. It doesn't help that ''Stardew Valley'' was heavily influenced by the original ''Friends of Mineral Town''.
* FriendlyFandom: With ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossingNewHorizons'' because they're similar games released on the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch (and only months apart).


* ValuesDissonance: The Japanese version (and a few other Asian versions) uses a "Best Friend" system instead of outright admitting that EveryoneIsBi. All the romantic subtext is kept, you still have a wedding-like ceremony, and you sleep in the same bed, but you're "best friends" in the text. This has been called HideYourLesbians by the English fandom, with other {{Farm Life Sim}}s (including ''VideoGame/StardewValley'') outright having same-gender marriage, but it's largely seen as being due to Values Dissonance. The leaked English localisation, however, keeps it ''extremely'' explicit.

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* ValuesDissonance: The Japanese version (and a few other Asian versions) uses a "Best Friend" system instead of outright admitting that EveryoneIsBi. All the romantic subtext is kept, you still have a wedding-like ceremony, and you sleep in the same bed, but you're "best friends" in the text. This has been called HideYourLesbians by the English fandom, with other {{Farm Life Sim}}s (including ''VideoGame/StardewValley'') outright having same-gender marriage, but it's largely seen as being due to Values Dissonance. The leaked English localisation, however, keeps it ''extremely'' explicit.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Many fans are mainly interested in marrying same-gender characters.


** Carter was an EnsembleDarkhorse who many wish was a marriageable option. His more homely redesign gets the most criticism out of all the redesigns in the game. He looks like different character and more resembles the priests in other games like ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness''.

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** Carter was an EnsembleDarkhorse who many wish wished was a marriageable option. His more homely redesign gets the most criticism out of all the redesigns in the game. He looks like different character and more resembles the priests in other games like ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness''.


** Out of all the bachelorettes, Karen's has been the most poorly received. Her GirlinessUpgrade and color scheme change makes her look like a different character. It fits her CoolBigSis personality, but many of her fans were drawn to her specifically because of her tomboyish alternative fashion look.

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** Out of all the bachelorettes, Karen's has been the most poorly received. Her GirlinessUpgrade and color scheme change makes her look like a different character. It fits her CoolBigSis personality, but many of her fans were drawn to her specifically because of her tomboyish alternative tomboyish, alternative/punkish fashion look.


* BrokenBase: The reactions to the cast's new character designs. Some people like them just fine, others feel they're terrible and go against their established personalities (a common point of criticism against Karen and Rick). Some take issue with important parts of their original designs being taken away, such as Cliff's ponytail, Gray's hat, and Karen's boyish attire. Some characters had their designs changed completely, with many taking issue with the liberties being taken with Carter and Harris in particular. What's ironic about all of this is that the new designs were made by the original character design artist, Igusa Matsuyama, so the fandom is split on whether the new or old character designs were better.

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** The SuperDeformed style has been met with a mixed reception.


* ValuesDissonance: The Japanese version (and a few other Asian versions) uses a "Best Friend" system instead of outright admitting that EveryoneIsBi. All the romantic subtext is kept, you still have a wedding-like ceremony, and you sleep in the same bed, but you're "best friends" in the text. This has been called HideYourLesbians by the English fandom, with other {{Farm Life Sim}}s (including ''VideoGame/StardewValley'') outright having same-gender marriage, but it's largely seen as being due to Values Dissonance.

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* ValuesDissonance: The Japanese version (and a few other Asian versions) uses a "Best Friend" system instead of outright admitting that EveryoneIsBi. All the romantic subtext is kept, you still have a wedding-like ceremony, and you sleep in the same bed, but you're "best friends" in the text. This has been called HideYourLesbians by the English fandom, with other {{Farm Life Sim}}s (including ''VideoGame/StardewValley'') outright having same-gender marriage, but it's largely seen as being due to Values Dissonance. The leaked English localisation, however, keeps it ''extremely'' explicit.

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* LGBTFanbase: The fact that EveryoneIsBi causes this game to be extremely popular amongst LGBTQ fans of the series. Many even [[JustHereForGodzilla bought the game just to marry same-gender characters]].

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** On a non-design related change, the rival system being absent. Rivals have ShipTease but they can't get married. The original games feature some of the most popular rival couples in the series, so many fans were peeved.


** Cliff's lack of a ponytail has upset many of his fans.

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** Cliff's lack of a ponytail has upset many of his fans. He also looks less rugged, which was a part of his original appeal.


* BrokenBase: The reactions to the cast's new character designs in the upcoming remake. Some people like them just fine, others feel they're terrible and go against their established personalities (a common point of criticism against Karen and Rick). Some take issue with important parts of their original designs being taken away, such as Cliff's ponytail and Karen's boyish attire. Some characters had their designs changed completely, with many taking issue with the liberties being taken with Carter and Harris in particular. What's ironic about all of this is that the new designs were made by the original character design artist, Igusa Matsuyama, so the fandom is split on whether the new or old character designs were better.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Won is one of the most hated bachelors in the franchise due to his stereotypically Chinese appearance, abrasive personality, high selling prices, and difficult marriage requirements. His more attractive remake design has eased some of the poor reception.

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* BrokenBase: The reactions to the cast's new character designs in the upcoming remake.designs. Some people like them just fine, others feel they're terrible and go against their established personalities (a common point of criticism against Karen and Rick). Some take issue with important parts of their original designs being taken away, such as Cliff's ponytail ponytail, Gray's hat, and Karen's boyish attire. Some characters had their designs changed completely, with many taking issue with the liberties being taken with Carter and Harris in particular. What's ironic about all of this is that the new designs were made by the original character design artist, Igusa Matsuyama, so the fandom is split on whether the new or old character designs were better.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: OlderThanTheyThink: A common complaint of Karen's redesign is that she's missing her blonde bangs. Her blonde bangs were also missing in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS''. They're absent in both games for similar reasons: Karen isn't the granddaughter of the blonde Eve in either game.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap:
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Won is one of the most hated bachelors in the franchise due to his stereotypically Chinese appearance, abrasive personality, high selling prices, and difficult marriage requirements. His more attractive remake design has eased some of the poor reception.reception.
** Rick's cutened up design has made him much more popular. He was originally disliked for being plain and "ugly" compared to the other bachelors, but he's now equally {{bishonen}}.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The new character designs for the remake of ''Friends Of Mineral Town'' haven't exactly been well received by the fans. Again, see BrokenBase.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The new character designs for the remake of ''Friends Of Mineral Town'' haven't exactly been well received by the fans. Again, see BrokenBase.fans:
** Rick fans are upset that he's ''too'' attractive. Part of his appeal was his {{adorkable}}ness, but now he's a standard {{bishonen}}.
** Gray's redesign is one of the most controversial because his color scheme was changed and his most iconic feature, his NiceHat, was removed. Some fans also think he looks [[ArtisticAge too young]].
** Cliff's lack of a ponytail has upset many of his fans.
** Out of all the bachelorettes, Karen's has been the most poorly received. Her GirlinessUpgrade and color scheme change makes her look like a different character. It fits her CoolBigSis personality, but many of her fans were drawn to her specifically because of her tomboyish alternative fashion look.
** Carter was an EnsembleDarkhorse who many wish was a marriageable option. His more homely redesign gets the most criticism out of all the redesigns in the game. He looks like different character and more resembles the priests in other games like ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness''.
* ValuesDissonance: The Japanese version (and a few other Asian versions) uses a "Best Friend" system instead of outright admitting that EveryoneIsBi. All the romantic subtext is kept, you still have a wedding-like ceremony, and you sleep in the same bed, but you're "best friends" in the text. This has been called HideYourLesbians by the English fandom, with other {{Farm Life Sim}}s (including ''VideoGame/StardewValley'') outright having same-gender marriage, but it's largely seen as being due to Values Dissonance.

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