Farming and dating have been mixed in games since the days of Harvest Moon. This latest game however puts a bigger emphasis on the dating aspect in this visual novel. Can you find love in Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook, out today on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch?
The latest visual novel to arrive on Xbox from Winter Wolves – those behind other visual novels such as C14 Dating and Roommates – is the latest port from Ratalaika Games.
You play as Steve, who has been shipped off to his uncles’ farm for the summer in a last ditch effort from his dad to learn some responsibility. On the farm, Steve can grow a variety of crops and sell them at the market.
He also has his eyes on the large number of girls that live in Fairbrook. He can choose who to spend time with thanks to his weekly planner. Steve can also choose to spend time on the farm, meeting the girls or maintaining other, more meaningful relationships with the older residents. Other features include:
- Dating sim with farming sim gameplay
- Raise your crops and sell them at the market
- Plan how you spend your time with the weekly scheduler
- Relationship system: each character has a relationship value that affects gameplay
- Total of 9 different endings!
Did we mention this was Ratalaika Games? Another easy 1000G for the achievement hunters out there.
Head to the Xbox Store now for Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook, priced at £9.99. Early risers can pick up the visual novel at a discount down to just £7.99. Our review is coming soon once our budding farmers/lovers have found what they most desire, so stay tuned.
Struggling student Steve is shipped off by his dad to his uncle’s farm for the summer so he can learn responsibility. Take control of Steve as he spends a summer in Fairbook, working on the farm, making new friends, and maintaining old relationships. You can raise and sell your own crops, spend time with local girls, and schedule activities for your week in advance. The game features nine different endings that change based on your decisions throughout the game. Will Steve become a good, responsible farmer, find love, or both?