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GF Rating
8.2

123 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

great game :3

posted by KouOkami (TUCSON, AZ) Sep 26, 2014

Member since Jun 2014

I want to see more like this, I love harvest moon type games and I really enjoyed the fact there were monsters and such in the rf series. This game was fun, challenging and well while I finally beat the end game there is still plenty to do for me after it.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Amazing

posted by sammie27043bat (NEW BRAUNFELS, TX) Nov 18, 2013

Member since Nov 2013

RuneFactory4 is by far the best one so far. (In my opinion). Be a prince or princess, fall in love, harvest and plant crops, plan festivals, and so much more features!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Fishing Horse Man Will Not Date Me

posted by Molechan (BOZEMAN, MT) Jun 13, 2014

Member since Jun 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I loooove me some Rune Factory. I regret to say I didn't have the patience for the main Harvest Moon series and it's simulation shenanigans. I like my escapism to remain pretty far removed from real life, so when I discovered the more actiony fantasy variant some years ago and got my sweet Casanova wooing on with the bath house lady while stopping global domination via Captain Planet powers, I left Kardia slightly frustrated with turnips but otherwise completely enthralled.
Three more games and a multitude of spinoffs later, not only do we have a bigger world to overload with turnip seeds, not only have your new neighbors reached a level of weirdness containable only by the benevolence of an equally bizarre dragon god, not ONLY can I finally play as a GIRL from the very start of the game, NOT ONLY-
There are simply too many improvements to count. Farming and crafting have been made far less complicated to figure out so as to allow more time spent questing and shmoozing and less time swearing at your crafting table. You can date multiple characters in the same save file and get to know them before pledging your life to one or the other, and marriage requirements seem a bit more obvious than past titles.
This ties in to one of my leading complaints, however. It's obvious the more attached the romantically available characters become to you that not much change in dialogue occurred between the boy and girl MC paths. EVERYONE wants a piece of your hot Earthmate body, doesn't matter who. There's blushing all over the place. Cherry blossoms. Bento lunches. All the girls wanna be my Prince. Not a terribly huge gripe, but a noticeable one.
On the other end, I felt like I zoomed through the world saving story sections pretty fast, compared to RF1 where it took me several seasons just to get through the first cave. Maybe the game mechanics have been simplified a wee too much. Maybe I just sucked more back then.
It is a mystery. Like Horse Man's heart.

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