Combining elements from farming games with bits from games about battling monsters seemed like a precision shot to my interests. Especially since, in Monster Harvest, the crops you grow become the monsters you fight with.
It’s just that I’d been fighting against a lot of really minor issues the whole time, with each new problem building on top of all the others, to the point where, eventually, I realized that I wasn’t having fun anymore.
This isn’t to say I hated my time spent playing Monster Harvest or that it’s inherently a bad game. In fact, I think it’s the opposite. It’s not a bad game, but it’s not a great game—which it could be with just a bit more polish (and fewer bugs). Coming so close but falling flat in the end is almost more disappointing.