Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"It never hurts to return to your roots and when it comes to the Story of Seasons franchise, that saying hits home rather well. Ever since the 2015 shift that saw the familiar Harvest Moon name transform into Story of Seasons, fans have always had to keep an eye out as the games that they have come to know and love under the development name Bokujō Monogatari were now becoming a bit more muddied in the West.
With Harvest Moon titles still coming out from Natsume, it was up to XSEED and Marvelous to continue the series and so far they have seen quite a bit of success. Now what better way to remind everyone where the series shines than with a remake of perhaps one of their most popular entries ever, the 2003 release of Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town now being released with its proper name, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. With seventeen years to fill the gap and the transition from the GBA to the Switch, is this a worthwhile entry for fans of the franchise to pick up?"