Friday, September 23, 2011

Upcoming Tale of Two Towns Site


The newest game in the Harvest Moon series is 'Tale of Two Towns' and I am in the process of creating a site as well as the usual Guides for this game. 'Tale of Two Towns' has been released for the ordinary DS system but a slightly different version is due to be released for the 3D system shortly. Evidently, the game will be the same for the most part, but there will be some special little additions to the 3D game.

In 'Tale of Two Towns', you choose not only your character's gender but his/her residence of choice. There are two Towns, as the name of the game announces. The Towns are Bluebell and Konohana. Bluebell Town specialises in Animal Farming. Konohana specialises in Crops and Orchards. The Towns are separated by a mountain region.

The Harvest Goddess will tell you the history of the Two Towns as well as the reason why she blocked the tunnel that cuts through the mountain and once acted as a shortcut between them. Too much bickering between the Mayors and villagers of both towns became unbearable to her and she caused an earthquake to bring down boulders to act as a barrier. Your primary task at the start of the game is to restore good relations between Bluebell and Konohana as she regrets the act that further divided them.

Although Crop Farming and Animal Husbandry are divided between the two Towns and you must choose between the two at the start of the game, it is not only possible but desirable to change your residence from time to time. You have the ability to make a choice each season, so every player can experience the unique beauty and charm of each Village, not only as a tourist but as a resident. While living in one Village, you are encouraged to visit the other. Each Village has some basic shops, but there are specialised businesses that can be found only in one of the two.

Note that although you must choose between Crop Farming and Animal Husbandry, you will be able to grow Crops on your Farm in Bluebell Village or raise Animals on your Farm in Konohana.

In true Harvest Moon tradition, there are Cooking Festivals and it is the Cooking Festivals that offer you the opportunity to begin to mend relations between the Two Towns.

Players of both Harvest Moon and Rune Factory will note new options in this Harvest Moon game that have been taken from Rune Factory. Among other things, there is a Message Board where Requests can be taken and Courtship includes both Heart Events and 'Date Events'.

Players who enjoyed Grand Bazaar will note that some of the Characters as well as gameplay options from that game have been included in Tale of Two Towns. The three brothers who were so prominent in the Bazaar are Characters in Tale of Two Towns. Another Grand Bazaar option is the ability to purchase pets who will herd your Animals as they do in Grand Bazaar.

The Mountain Area that separates the Two Towns is particularly glorious in this game, and gives a Player the ability to forage for Mushrooms, Bamboo Shoots and other wild items as well as Fishing and catching Insects. New to Two Towns is the ability to catch fish with your hands! The use of a Fishing Rod is necessary to catch many varieties of Fish but shallow waters offer the chance to 'hand fish'.

A preliminary General Guide should be available on my new Tale of Two Towns site this weekend. The site has been created and you will find pages for the General Guide and Calendar Guide. More information will be added as time permits.

Happy Harvesting!


NeonCrucifixion said...

I bought the game and received it yesterday and I've been playing for quite a bit since then! I chose Konohana because I prefer to gradually purchase livestock since they're more expensive. I haven't tried being a resident of Bluebell yet (don't know how to, in fact) but I love how Natsume combined both Harvest Moon and Rune Factory themes in this game!! Also, I always look forward to whatever you post since you are insightful! :) Thanks!!

Angsty said...

i'm so glad you're back! i just got my copy of ToTT today, and i thought, "what will i do without Freyashawk?!"

Hannah Ayres said...

Can you please help me, I really really want to buy this game in english and I don't want the 3D one and every where says its out but I can't find where I can buy it or get it from, do you know? thanks in advance

caitnap said...

i just got this game too, but i have some question

i got a request to find 2 material stones,but i haven't got hammer to break the stone as a result i miss to clear it, is there a chance the quest will reappear or i just made grave mistake?

George said...

Hooray for new guide! Good luck with it!

Autumn said...

I'm curious, is there any way that I can help with the building of the Cooking Page to the Tale of Two Towns site?
Because I'm discovering recipes that aren't on the list yet, and I want to help make it available to as many people as soon as possible. :D

TrueDragonMaster said...

That sounds really interesting.
I love how the makers of the game keep adding new ideas and don't stick to the same exact plot every time.

Freyashawk said...

Requests will be posted again and again. You will get the Request from Eileen each season, if that is the one you are talking about.

Guys, please post your comments about Two Towns on my Two Towns Site! My guides are there, although very incomplete as I am working on that and Tides of Destiny now (also with its own site).

Freyashawk said...

Autumn, I have ALL the recipes but I haven't had time to put them into guide form yet. Thanks for your offer though.