Doraemon Story Of Seasons Friends Of The Great Kingdom Review (PlayStation 5)

For our Doraemon Story Of Seasons Friends Of The Great Kingdom Review, we meet Noby and his friends who land on an unknown planet called Illuma and decide to help their new friend Lumis achieve his dream of farming! Visit the lively Castletown Plaza where the castle of the Queen, diners, and clinics are situated at. A lot of other locations are for players to explore, such as Sunshine Beach where the swimming-loving Icephs live, Roaring Caverns where the strong Dogans appear, and Quivering Peak where the waterfalls stand tall.

Doraemon Story Of Seasons Friends Of The Great Kingdom Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 2.22GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Japanese voice with English subtitles.
  • Anime cutscenes.
  • 3 save slots.
  • You can fast-forward and skip cutscenes.
  • Multiple choice encounters.
  • Tutorial at the start and then pop-ups as you play but is optional.
  • Farming Sim gameplay.
  • Ship goods by putting them in the crates, all money you earn is paid to you at bedtime.
  • Full drag-and-drop inventory system and you can even put items into storage and shipping.
  • Central storage unit.
  • Write in your diary to save/load your game.
  • Stamina is regained by sleeping overnight.
  • The to-do list will show important quests that progress the story and friends’ quests that are optional side quests.
  • Local two-player support where player 2 will control Doraemon.
  • In 2-player mode, you can farm, care for animals, and catch bugs, fish, and mine.
  • Your mini-map shows all locations and will mark any points of interest.
  • Napping can be done anywhere before 4 pm.
  • Miracle Works in the Roaring caverns allows you to upgrade your tools and buy certain types of ore which change as you progress.
  • Belle and Ollis in the woods let you build and upgrade furniture and buildings.
  • Shops can sell saplings and seeds seasonally.
  • Play as you want.
  • The bulletin board allows you to see events, and optional quests, and view other players’ farms and other players’ posts.
  • Picture postcard locations.
  • Bright colors.
  • The ledger keeps track of all the shipments and stock, objectives done and to be done.
  • Day/night cycle.
  • Bla bookcase in your home will house the ledger, cookbook, bug/fish/crop handbooks, star atlas, and gallery.
  • Simple controls for fishing, farming, etc.
  • I could play large chunks just ignoring the story.
  • The objective sheet has a list of things to do, finishing an objective gets a stamp, and finishing the page grants a unique reward.
  • You can rename pets and farms at any time with What if? Box.

Doraemon Story Of Seasons Friends Of The Great Kingdom Review Cons:

  • In two-player mode you share stamina.
  • No way to auto-advance cutscenes.
  • No real game settings.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Slow starter as you take so much information in.
  • Really hard to find particular people especially early on as you get no clues or guidance.
  • Fishing is slow.
  • Over time the game will try and push you to do the story and have forced cutscenes and interactions.
  • It doesn’t tell you but to fulfill quests you have to select the item in your hot bar then hold it then talk to them.
  • Had my plants/seeds just disappear overnight without anything being said.

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Doraemon Story Of Seasons Friends Of The Great Kingdom:

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Developer: Marvelous

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.2/10

Summary

I have seen this Doraemon guy a lot on social media but never have I played or watched anything with him in it until now! Granted you don’t play as Doraemon but still, he’s a nice guy. Ok so back to it, we have a farming game here and I tell you, the first hour and I was very skeptical because it played like every other farming game. Well after that hour it just clicked, suddenly I was planning my days because despite having a story sewn in throughout, I was still free to literally play it as a farming sim and I loved it. I’m not saying the story stuff was bad, it’s just it stopped me from my job which is to build the best farm in the world! Every now and then the game would force a cutscene or two on me but it was infrequent. No I mean it plays like every farming sim but it just felt different and it could be the setting for the farm and its surrounding areas as they are picture postcard locations with colorful characters. The tasks like fishing mining, planting, and farming may sound boring but it really isn’t. Take on villager quests and get unique rewards. I loved spending days going through the mines or organizing my crops and trees. I did have issues with the stamina system though as it depletes so fast and the only way to combat it is to eat food or nap yeah it’s easy enough but it’s tedious doing it so often, I mean I can’t even farm my land in one go without eating my body weight in food or sleeping half the day! Doraemon is playable for the second player and I love how the Co-op works, being able to visit other players’ farms is cool but it serves no real purpose than a viewing expedition. Anyone looking for a charming farming game has it here and be warned it can turn from a fun exercise into an obsession and maximizing profit!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!