this game is pretty much the same as harvest moon, plant crops, go around town doing favors and such, hookin up with the ladies in the town, and all that other stuff they offer in harvest moon. what this game did differently from harvestmoon is add in a fighting monster system, that governs your lvl, which gives you more stats to improve your fighting skills. you also have a lvling up system that lvls up certain things, like do alot of watering and plowing you lvl up the farming/crop skill. this is a pretty good game, but can be a little tricky in the begining, because you have to learn certain things yourself. it does not really guide you through a decent tutorial, but nothing an online guidebook cant fix. in all fairness its pretty much the same as the other harvest moon games for the GBA, which is perfect for those who really love the series, but for first time players to a farming game, i would recomend getting the orignal harvest moon for the GC, or atleast a GBA instead of this dull game.
I love this game! After I've done a lot of quests though it gets a little less fun. You usually do a few basic things, farming, monster ranching, scavenging, cave scavenging, and fighting monsters. I'm still in the first generation, but I'm going through my first Winter. I had seeds that I had gotten for finishing tasks, but they weren't for the season I was in. So, I waited until Winter (when I couldn't plant anything), and then planted them in the three season places (I forgot what they were called). I planted them in Spring, Summer and Fall. Usually I get up, (this is in Winter)look to see anything I can scavenge, go brush my monsters, water my Spring and Fall plants, check the quest board, and then finally water my Summer plants. I hope this helped you. =)
I only rented this game for two days and I wanna KEEP it forever! Rune Factory was NO match for Rune Factory 2! So your a person who lost his memory and somehow you end up on a farm! ....(Thank you Mana!) I don't know a whole lot about the game but I do know that it is the best game for the DS ever! (Sorry Avalon Code!) Of course Rune Factory Frontier is great too! Was gonna give this game a 10. But it has few things I don't like. 1 Jake thinks he is so wonderful! 2 It needs more anime in it. 3 It's hard to decide which one of the girls to marry. 4 .......Um....Rosalind's hair is to dull. Those are the four things I don't like. But you should see for yourself!