"Even if John Deere: Harvest in the Heartland worked perfectly, it would be an uninspired, unattractive game that beats the player over the head with its sponsor. Harvest Moon finally branched out their series, and Harvest in the Heartland is just one big step backwards. However, the game's engine is so poor that is makes John Deere too frustrating and slow to even bother with. Go plant some tomatoes in your garden. Not only will it be more fulfilling, it will probably take less time too."