Published on December 6, 2022 Author : Nancy (Admin)
Harvestella is a captivating blend of farming and adventure, encapsulating the essence of the game in my perspective. Typically, my husband handles most game reviews, but in this instance, my affinity for farming and adventure games led me to share my thoughts.
The designers clearly drew inspiration from the concept of Rune Factory, for those familiar with the title.
The game itself is not inherently bad; however, it comes with a hefty price tag on the Nintendo Switch, priced at $80 in the Nintendo Online Store. Opting for a more budget-friendly approach, I borrowed it for free from the Quebec library.
Without divulging too much of the story, players find themselves in a world where an evil force, known as the Quietus, wreaks havoc between each season. On this day, all crops perish, and venturing outside proves fatal. The overarching narrative revolves around uncovering the origins of this malevolence and seeking ways to counteract it.
From the outset, the game introduces a touch of "Woke" ideology. During character creation, players can choose between male, female, or non-binary options. Notably, the choices of appearance predominantly feature female characters.
The ideology resurfaces intermittently throughout the narrative, not in an overwhelming manner, but its presence is palpable.
While the game is enjoyable, I encountered some bugs in the quests that necessitated frequent saving and reloading.
In conclusion, Harvestella is a commendable game, albeit far from flawless. The subtle inclusion of "Woke" propaganda may not appeal to everyone. If your local library offers it for free, it's worth a try, but purchasing it at full price might be a stretch. It's a game worth exploring, especially if it comes at an affordable price point. However, it doesn't stand out as a must-have, and personally, I found more enjoyment in Rune Factory than in Harvestella.