Like most other Harvest Moon titles, the game gives you a great deal of freedom. If mining is too much of a gamble, you can concentrate on farming. If constantly buying feed for fowl isn't worth it to you, then you don't have to raise them. The quests are fun and quirky, and the animals all look adorable. With it's plodding pace, it's not going to try draw in a new audience, but if you love Harvest Moon games, Animal Parade delivers just what you want.