Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland
Developer: Marvelous Interactive Software
System: Sony Playstation 2
Genre: Role-Playing (RPG), Simulation
Perspective: 3rd-Person Perspective
ESRB Rating: [E] for Everyone (ages 6+)
-Purchase game: from Amazon
July 5, 2001 (Japan)
November 22, 2001 (United States)
Other Information: Many people were excited to play this game when it first released. Needless to say, this game is the most unique out of all the Harvest Moon games. As a result, although many do still love this game, there are those who think it is possibly the worst of the Harvest Moon Series.
Writers for this game certainly took a different approach than the conventional HM style with Save the Homeland. Instead of just trying to save your farm and restore it back to the way it was, this time around you have to save the entire island. A big amusement park company wants to buy the land from the government to construct their amusement park, but this would mean everyone has to leave. Throughout this game you must discover a way to stop them! There are nine different ways that you can stop the company from taking control of the island. Discover all nine and you will be loved by the entire island!