Anyways, should I get this game?
If you want to play Harvest Moon and haven't gone through Friend of Mineral Town, go get that and play it first.
This game is enjoyable. Though the touch screen controls will put off a lot of people. I don't play this game as much as FOMT because I get rather annoyed with my hand cramping up.
Besides the touch screen controls, Island of Happiness has you building the island up from the ground, rather than just your farm. You'll be focusing more on improving the quality of life for others more than yourself. It seems that the main objective in this game is to "unlock" all town visitors and keeping them happy so they stay on the island.
The WiFi ranking system was a great idea. Too bad the kids are buying Action Replays too boost up their island easily and cheating their way to impossibly high ranks.
Hopefully, Sun and Companions will improve the WiFi and allow for D-pad movement.