Great game, rubbish guide book!!
This game was one of the main reasons why I bought a D.S. I had Harvest Moon for the Gameboy Advance and the Nintendo S.P, and I loved them instantly. But with this version, I find there is little in the way of a "Story" other than the feud between the Witch and Harvest Goddess. I also had to find a website which told me where to buy certain things or where places were because the mini book which comes with the game is about as helpful as a chocolate teapot.
On the positive side, you can now get Ducks! And the cows come in different colours, as well as the ability to stroke you animals, which gives you something to do during the Winter months. Overall a great game, just make the guide book, guide a bit better!!