Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life Special Edition Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** A farming simulation adventure that spans over 30 years, where players work their farm, get married, and have children. The Platinum is more time-consuming than difficult.
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Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition is a farming simulating adventure. The game was first released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2003, then ported onto the PlayStation 2 in 2004 as a special edition, before being revamped with trophy support for the PlayStation 4 in 2017. Players begin with a farm and a cow, and work to expand by acquiring higher grade cattle and growing a variety of vegetables. As the game spans over a 30 year period, in addition to farming, the player-character can meet friends, get married, and raise children.
The original Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life received positive reviews with an average score of 80%, praised for its gameplay and overall addicting fun, though criticized by some for technical issues.
The game doesn't require any skill per se, only some strategy, luck, and a lot of time. There are a couple missable trophies which are not difficult, but could double your playtime if you miss them during your first playthrough, particularly the Lights In The Sky trophy. Otherwise, any average player should have no problem unlocking the Platinum, as long as you have the time to spare.
Expect roughly 40-50 hours for the Platinum, provided you managed to unlock the Lights In The Sky trophy on your first playthrough.
There isn't a lot of trophy hunting you can do until Chapter 2, so until then, focus on farming and making friends. Focus specifically on becoming friends with Galen, as he will be more difficult in Chapter 2 and require mini-games to boost friendship with him.
You'll also want to work on befriending Tim and Vesta whom you'll need later for acquiring the Strange Hoe and Weird Hoe respectively, Cody and Dr. Hardy for the Strange Sickle and Weird Sickle, Romana for the Watering Can W, Wally for the Wool Clippers. Also, to work towards collecting 10 different records for the Record Keeping trophy, you'll want to work on befriending Griffin, Rock, Marlin, Chris, Kate, Carter, Mukumuku, and Sebastian.
While all these character's friendships can be raised later, Galen is your priority before ending Chapter 1.
Finally, be aware of the missable Diligent Digger trophy, which requires you to dig up all five tablets. The first tone, Tablet C, can only be dug up during Chapter 1.
Once Chapter 2 begins, from here on out you can start getting more serious with the trophy hunting. Be aware of the other missable trophy, A Hard Bargain, where you need to haggle with Van to buy a goat for under 4,000G, which can only be done at the start of Chapter 2.
As you work through the game and following chapters, unlocking trophies along the way, remember to dig up each chapter's tablet for the Diligent Digger trophy, and attend festivals for the Serious Celebrator trophy. Be sure to check out the Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life Special Edition trophy guide links under our Links tab for more specific instructions on whichever trophies you're working on.
The Lights In The Sky is the main trophy you'll want to get out of the way, as missing it could cost you a second playthrough. The trophy involves witnessing 6 cutscenes of the Harvest Sprites. The earliest you can start watching some of these cutscenes is Chapter 2. Also, the chances of these cuscenes occurring when it's raining are very slim, so attempt to view them when the sky is clear. Check out the Lights In The Sky Tips under our Links tab for more details. And again, make this trophy a priority if you want to avoid a second playthrough.
Once you've gotten all the trophies, with the exception of the story-related ones, you can just keep sleeping to speed up the process to end the game, and obtain the Platinum trophy.
First, here's a text-based Walkthrough for the PS2 version, by BobTheDog:
And a WikiGuide on IGN:
And a Harvest Moon Wiki here:
Labartu has a great Trophy Guide here:
And a great Trophy Guide by Ditnopota:
And Kontroller Korner has a useful Trophy Guide here:
Here are some various Tips for the Lights In The Sky trophy:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: