Some Quiet Farming


Trying to get back into gaming as a way to charge my social battery, I’ve been going back and playing old games that brought me peace, and that I sold my soul to years ago. This time around I turned on my GameCube and started playing some Harvest Moon Magical Melody. I’ve always found comfort in taking care of animals and watching crops grow day in and day out.

The title screen, pardon the quality it is from 2005

I don’t quite know what it is about farming for hours on end that is so therapeutic, but my god is it great! I’ve played almost every Harvest Moon, or I guess as of their 30th or 35th anniversary, Story of Seasons title since the GameCube. Seeing reoccurring characters throughout the years has always brought a smile to my face.

There’s a new title coming out for the Switch which the player goes back to the town from the GameBoy. Mineral Town was the place to be if you were a fan back then, even GameCube titles let you visit or mentioned it. As I was on Google looking up when that comes out, I found out it’s tomorrow and wow, I am beyond excited now and I really want it to be Tuesday so I can farm all day!

The GameCube version let you play as a girl

Okay, back to the one I actually own, I made myself laugh again, Magical Melody is the one that I keep going back to. It’s also one of those games, like Skyrim, where I’ve never beat the main storyline. Farming, raising animals, meeting locals, those are what I find I waste hours on end doing the most.

My love for these games has cost me years of plating turnips, raising sheep, buying Rune Factory and losing time in that series as well, and even got me planting my own plants over time. That partially is also my dads fault but whatever. I definitely plan to post way too many pictures tomorrow on my Twitter and whatnot. And I’d like to say, if you are looking for something new to unwind with, at least in the video game department, try these games out.

Man, older games don’t always age well

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for today! Thanks for stopping by! Be safe out there!
— Deryn

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