Blend Games writes: "More than 20 different Harvest Moon games have been made and you have to wonder, will these games ever evolve? Well, Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility looks to take the evolutionary step that some fans have been waiting for since the original on the SNES. Wii-mote controlled farming, more choices for getting married, and more interaction with the townsfolk are just a few of the things present in Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility.
The game starts with players taking a boat to the main island, in which the story takes place. It's during this time that players choose their gender, and then begin a tutorial by spending a few days at an inn. Afterward, it's on to the farming! Like any previous Harvest Moon game players will milk the cows, shave the sheep and plant crops. The major change with the general farming comes in the form of using the Wii-mote. So now, instead of just pressing buttons, players can actually re-enact the movements of hoeing, raking, fishing, cutting down trees or destroying rocks. There's an alternative to this...I think it's called real-life farming. Some of you might actually be interested in trying it out. Really."