The latest gameplay demo in Harvest Moon: One World shows off different gameplay features. Unlike the previous game series, this edition provides many areas that have different characteristics.
Many are skeptical of Harvest Moon: One World quality compared to other big farming simulation games like Stardew Valley and Story of Seasons. Some fans have criticized One World and believe that many of its elements are simply mimicking Story of Seasons.
But developer Natsume has shown improvements in Harvest Moon: One World since its first launch trailer by implementing several new features.
Appearing in demos through various news outlets and YouTubers, the most significant new addition to Harvest Moon: One World is the use of multiple territories inspired by real-world locations. There will be 5 different regions, including the Calisson prairie, the Hawaiian-inspired island of Halo-Halo, the desert town of Pastilla, the volcanic village of Lebkuchen, and the snowy town of Salmiakki.
Players can not only visit this new area but also cultivate it into agricultural land. Existing agricultural buildings can be transported from one field to another, but the crops planted will remain there. This area’s diversity will produce a variety of crops, such as the frozen tomatoes that grow in Salmiakki.
However, regional variations also present challenges, such as weather conditions. One example, players can use hot dishes to keep warm in snowy areas, similar to Breath of Wild.