From the review, "I'm going to level with you, Spirited Heart takes some getting used to. Thankfully, it's addictive. After you fail to marry off your character once or twice, you'll find a drive to succeed that you didn't know you had.
When I first began playing, I was frustrated by the difficulty level and wondering how on Earth any progress would be possible. It wasn't until my third playthrough, when I got my human gardener to marry Thofte, that it all clicked.
After that, I came to appreciate the challenge required to master Spirited Heart and welcomed the difficulty level, as it made the game more interesting..."