Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley
|Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley|
|Series||Story of Seasons|
|Genre(s)||Construction and management simulation|
Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley (牧場物語シュガー村と皆の願い Bokujō Monogatari: Sugar Mura to Minna no Negai, lit. Ranch Story: Sugar Village and Everyone's Wish) is a video game in the farm simulation series Harvest Moon for PlayStation Portable, developed by Marvelous Interactive Inc. and published in the U.S. by Natsume. It was released on March 19, 2009 in Japan and on April 26, 2010 in North America.
The game follows along the same lines as the rest of the Story of Seasons series, in which the player takes on the role of a farmer whose only goal in the game is to make a profit from the farm he runs. This includes producing crops and raising livestock. Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley includes marriage and more paths to save the homeland, and features the protagonist of Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland.
The player travels to Sugar Village to pick up his grandfather's things after hearing that he has died. He learns that the village will be turned into an amusement park, and encounters three "Harvest sprites" and the Harvest Goddess, who ask him to stay on the farm and help them. The player then decides to take over his grandfather's farm and work hard to turn the village around. By choosing different paths, you can find up to 16 ways to save the village.
The game came out to positive reviews. IGN rated the game a 7.5 saying "the controls can be frustrating at times" but "I had a hard time putting down Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley." It currently holds a score of 74 on Metacritic.