No. It's not like HM but it is just as entertaining I must say. I recommend you get it.
Basically what happens is you start out with nothing. Then as you progress you get more varieties of seeds/produce and animals. Events occur when you cook dishes and bring it over to other neighbor's house. There is no courting or so I think since you need to have a certain amount of sheep to marry girls. The highest being 25 sheeps for Clara. Right now I'm trying to get that. There is also a girl called Elizabeth that is so high and mighty that the Mayor refuses to let you try for her. He says you and her are worlds apart >_>".
I haven't upgraded to the 2nd House expansion so I dunno. If she's still unattainable after the upgrade there must be something you have to do. Since there's no guides and everything is new, I would give it a 7.5/10 overall. Really neat. Had me glued for a good 3-4 hours straight on a Sat afternoon and that hasn't happened in a year or so.
I got married with the first one that I could, I have a feeling this game won't last much, so there was no need to bother getting the most expensive brides.
One or two years after you marry (I cant remember), you get a baby (mine was a girl), then the game get as boring as harvest moon, but harvest moon lasts longer.
Oh, and Elizabeth actually is the easier to marry, just let your food drop to zero. The first time she'll show over and give you 20 food, the second time she will appear again and give you another 20 food, the third time she'll appear and force you to marry her (even if you're already married), and it's game over.
Yeah me too. 25 sheep is a lot. The dog won't do anything and they keep running away. Sometimes the offsprings will jump out of the barn for some reason and die. When winter comes I tend not to press L near the barn animals or they keep dying >_>"
Elizabeth forces you to marry her even if you are an girl?
No, if you drop any of your three survival parameters to 0 once while playing as a girl, Elizabeth does not even appear to help you. Mr. Newman complains about having to make Otto chicken (or something weird like that) and you get kicked out of the village and it is game over.
And in addition to that, making bed covers is harder than just getting sheep, so I guess that would make playing as a girl a little more difficult. You game over from one starvation mistake (instead of playing as boy where you can make up to 7 before game over) and marriage is more difficult.
This is made up for by the fact that husbands are more useful than wifes in the game.
Just wake me up when Tokimeki Memorial 4 is announced. g Rod "hing RodCopper Fishin For fishing.