This game has become one of my favorite Wii games. If you have ever played a harvest moon game, then you will have a better understanding of what this game is.
It is a harvest moon game that is blended with role playing and fantasy. There is the gardening aspect, the romancing of the town girls, and the money and strategy aspect of all the traditional harvest moon games. But Rune factory takes it a step farther. There are "dungeons" that can be explored, farmed, and pillaged ( minerals, wild various herbs, grasses, fruits, mushrooms.....). There are cute little "monsters" that can be befriended and taken back to your farm- or sent back to their world. The monsters can drop rare items that can be used to make new weapons, armors, and tool upgrades. There are bosses in the dungeons that when beaten, help progress the storyline. There are "runes" - like harvest spirits- that must be managed in order to help your crops grow and your harvests become more plentiful. There is fishing and cooking as well in the game.
The game is open ended. Meaning you can keep playing after finishing the main storyline. You can play the storyline or you can just do your own thing as well. There are very few time limits on things, so you can basically play at your own pace. There are plenty of ways to make money. It is all up to how you want to play.
The game is a lot of fun. It is a great addictive time waster. If you like harvest moon games, then you will most likely enjoy this game. This is just harvest moon with a fantasy rpg storyline added.
I loved the game so much that I had to purchase it from gamefly. I give it a 9.
posted by gamerqueen (FRENCHVILLE, ME) Apr 20, 2009
Member since Apr 2009
I was really intrigued by this game. When I read the overview I was immediately interested. I'm a big fan of harvest moon series, but this takes it to a whole new level. It seem more like an adult game. Graphics were great, a bit like FF.
The farming aspect was easy enough, as well as getting money, and the monster catching was pretty fun.
All-in-all a fantastic game, the only thing that i had a problem with was the characters. I don't know what it was, but I just didn't really like them too much.
I LOVE THIS GAME TO DEATH! When I first started I didn't think it was that great. I was kinda bored because.... I saw nobody in sight, a building was empty, Mist dreamed about a beanstalk, Talo ran in Faron woods.....Opps! [That's in twilight princess!!] Anyway after playing it the game was cool. I love the anime clips in it! But I hate Danny! Danny thinks his general store is the best! But it's not! I was SO glad when Rosetta opened her own general store. Take that Danny! I play the game EVERY DAY! I think it's SO fun! Like I said in the begining...I LOVE THIS GAME TO DEATH!