Harvest moon boy and girl dating guide
From that rocky start, your goal for the game will be to revitalize the town and its legendary lighthouse through the powers of farming, hard work, and true love.
Though the build we played was still early in development, we were able to see a bit of how this will play out.
It’s a style that Natsume has referred to as ‘retro plus’ — not pixel art, but also not the super-slick lines of AAA 2D; rather, somewhere in-between.
It uses a combination of drawn backgrounds and soft-edged 3D character and animal models, and the result is quite charming.
You can move by tapping and then holding a swipe outward in any direction — that’s relative to your finger, rather than your character, which we found intuitive — and interact with anything nearby with another tap.
We can see this being a very comfortable way to play while lying down in bed or kicking back on the couch, but our favourite part was how well the two options seemed to work in concert; it felt effortless and obvious to use the Switch’s analogue sticks and buttons to control the game and the touchscreen to access menus and item storage, both within easy reach of a thumb.
Even though you can take her with you into dungeons before you get her to 7 hearts you still cannot take her on a date. To activate a date you must walk into one of the date locations, Vale: Icy Rosebush, Sol Terrano: Star Dunes, Privera: Flower Field and Oddward: Rainbow Falls. After you have done this Wells and Marjorie will show up and and give you the engagement ring's recipe for the Workshop.
The latest in the lineage of Natsume’s in-house Harvest Moons — as distinct from the Story of Seasons games localized under the same name prior to 2014 — Light of Hope is also the first of these farming sims to come to the Switch.
We were able to take a tour around the ranch, playing a development build in handheld mode, and we’re happy to say the future looks bright — Light of Hope looks set to marry a thoughtful new visual style and streamlined controls with the back-to-basics farming and flirting that made the series such a hit from the start.
Along with your lucky chosen love candidate, you’ll also be able to pour your affections into animals you raise on the farm, and Light of Hope is set to get the greatest hits: cows, chickens, sheep, horses, dogs, and the popular Poitou donkey all make appearances here.
Intriguingly, we also saw a few decidedly different animals in the barn: a cow that gave chocolate milk, a ‘chocolate chicken’ that laid candied eggs, and a pink sheep that produced cotton candy wool.