Have you heard? It's the series 20th anniversary here in the states and Natsume is celebrating it via Tumblr and Twitter using the hashtag #HarvestMoon20th.
While celebrations are happening elsewhere, we need to bring the party home to Natsume's own message board! Everyone could start with talking about how they got started with the series, what their favorite games are and whatnot.
and I will be the one to kick things off.
The sky looked like it could break at any time, but I didnít care too much. I was 10 years old and everything was great. I sat on a wooden bench swing that hung from an arch that my father built the previous year, flipping the pages at an old gaming magazine. What the publication was I do not remember, but I keep thinking Gamepro or Gamefan. Beside me sat my favorite wooden sword that I used to save the world daily with, which I still have to this very day; Albeit in a broken and weathered state.
My nephew had come to visit for the summer as he always did. And while I flipped through the pages of the magazine, he and my other siblings played around.
I had always been a sort of lover of nature and homely things. A lot of the games Iíd play as a kid always had me and my siblings living in a small village and just going about village life, void of danger but high on adventure. Like tasks that involved us taking care of animals, or traveling far from the village(aka, your back yard) to collect ingredients for food. That sort of enjoyment of that sort of life started very early on, with myself even halting progression in RPGs just to form little stories for myself as I hung around the villages. Secret of Mana and A Link to the Past were two such titles I did that a lot with. Itís no wonder really that I love Animal Crossing as much as I do.
With that knowledge, imagine how I must have felt when flipping over to this magical dual advertisement that advertised two upcoming Gameboy games on a single page.
It goes into quite a bit more detail. It's a huge story with a few pictures scattered about, so if you'd like to read the full thing(as well as part 2) then you can find it here: http://blu-cup.com/post/157003196860