Matthew is among the eight potential marriage candidates in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life. This guide aims to assist you in capturing his affection. Although he is one of the four available bachelors in the game, you can pursue a relationship with him regardless of your character’s gender. Despite his initial aloofness, Matthew’s gradual display of vulnerability and warmth has garnered him significant popularity among players. Here’s our guide to marry Matthew in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life.
What You Need to Know About Matthew in Story of Seasons?
In Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life, the character now known as Matthew was earlier known as by the name Marlin. He is Vesta’s younger brother and resides on her farm. At first glance, Matthew may come across as distant and aloof, but his seemingly rude behavior actually stems from his shyness.
In the game Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, you are required to choose a marriage partner early on, and time is of the essence since the seasons are relatively short. However, raising affection levels with the right gifts can be a helpful strategy to expedite the process. This is especially crucial because you must select a partner by the end of the first year.
When pursuing Matthew as your potential spouse, there are a few key details that are important to keep in mind:
- Diary Location
- Heart Event Triggers
What Does Mathew like?
Matthew is quite receptive to receiving gifts that boost his affection, and fortunately, there are several options that are relatively easy to acquire early in the game. Some of the most accessible gifts to offer him include:
- Any type of crops
- Various meals
- Different types of milk
These items are a great way to start building a connection with Matthew and increasing his fondness for your character.
While Matthew certainly appreciates a wide range of gifts, it’s worth noting that some of them can be expensive or more challenging to obtain. For instance, the Stamina Drinks from Van’s Market are among the items he favors, but they may come with a higher price tag or require extra effort to acquire.
Similarly, when it comes to crops and milk, Matthew is not picky about the grade he receives. However, if you want to make a particularly favorable impression with crops, he tends to favor those of S quality the most. Investing in high-quality crops and milk can showcase your dedication and attention to detail, which may strengthen your bond with Matthew.
Indeed, you have the flexibility to offer Matthew multiple gifts each day, as long as they are distinct from one another. It’s a smart strategy to diversify your gift selection to maintain his interest and maximize your chances of winning his affection. For example, you could choose to give him a crop and a meal on one day, and then a crop along with some milk on the next day. This variety in your gift-giving approach demonstrates your thoughtfulness and keeps the interactions fresh and engaging for Matthew.
What is Matthew’s Schedule?
One of the advantages of pursuing a relationship with Matthew is that his schedule makes him relatively easy to locate, allowing you ample opportunities to shower him with gifts and capture his heart. Here’s a general breakdown of Matthew’s daily routine:
- 6 AM to 4 PM: You can typically find him either inside Vesta’s farmhouse or tending to tasks around the farm.
- 4 PM to 6 PM: During this time, he usually heads towards the Bluebird Cafe. However, he doesn’t stay there for an extended period.
- 9:30 PM: Matthew retires for the night and goes to bed around this time.
Knowing Matthew’s routine can be advantageous as it enables you to plan your interactions with him more effectively and seize the moments when he is most accessible.
What is Matthew’s Diary Location
In Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, each marriage candidate maintains a diary that provides valuable insights into their affection towards you. This feature proves to be quite helpful since the progression of Heart Events is triggered by the number of Hearts that Matthew (or any other candidate) has for you, rather than the other way around.
Regularly checking Matthew’s diary can be a useful tool for keeping track of his affection and determining when you are eligible to trigger the four necessary Heart Events before proposing to him. You can find Matthew’s diary on the first floor of Vesta’s Farmhouse, specifically on the bench adorned with plants, as depicted in the accompanying image. This resource serves as a valuable guide, ensuring that you are aware of Matthew’s sentiments and can navigate the path to proposing successfully.
How to Marry Matthew in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life?
To avoid spoiling the specific Heart Events in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, we will provide you with the number of Hearts required from Matthew towards your character for each event and some general guidance on how to trigger the events. This way, you can progress through the game without revealing specific plot details.
- First Heart Event: Matthew usually requires one or two Hearts towards your character to trigger this event. Enter Vesta’s Farmhouse and keep interacting with him regularly, and giving him gifts will help increase his affection. Enter Vesta’s Farmhouse
- Second Heart Event: For the second event, Matthew typically needs around four Hearts towards your character. Walk onto Vesta’s Farm and continuously engage with him, fulfill his requests, and offer gifts that he appreciates to build up his affection.
- Third Heart Event: The third event usually becomes accessible when Matthew has around six to eight Hearts towards your character. Go to Vesta’s Farm between 11 AM and 6 PM and Keep nurturing your relationship by spending time together, participating in activities, and providing meaningful gifts.
- Fourth Heart Event: The fourth and final event typically occurs when Matthew has at least ten Hearts towards your character. By this point, you should have developed a strong bond. Stay attentive to his needs, continue building your friendship, and ensure that he feels cherished. Make sure to keep going to Vesta’s Farm between 11 AM and 6 PM.
In order to progress through the Heart Events and eventually propose to Matthew in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, there are a couple of important factors to keep in mind. First, you must witness the previous Heart Event before triggering the next one. This sequential order allows for a natural progression in the relationship storyline.
Additionally, all Heart Events need to occur on clear weather days, which means you should wait for sunny days to initiate these events.
Once you have successfully raised your affection with Matthew through gift-giving and experiencing the Heart Events, you can take the next step and propose to him. To do so, you will need to present him with a Blue Feather, which symbolizes your intention to marry him. This is a significant milestone in the game, as it signifies the culmination of your efforts to win Matthew’s heart and start a married life together.