posted by MicNinja (BALDWINSVILLE, NY) Feb 6, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
Rune Factory: Frontier is a very addicting game! Without realizing it, I would spend hours just planting turnips and crawling through dungeons.
In the beginning you start to collect tools that are needed to grow your crops. It takes a while to clear your land and you will be growing a lot of turnips but once you start to collect and save money, the games storyline really starts to open up and develop.
I will most likely buy this game but as a rental, it takes too much time to develop a feel for the game.
-- Great graphics
-- Very Open Based
-- Beautiful Cut scenes
-- Hours and hours of game play
-- Choose to follow the story or to be an excellent farmer
-- A lot of loading screens
-- Cut Scenes are too short
-- Unnecessary Wii Remote movements
-- Maybe a little TOO open-based, no real guidance on how to move the storyline along
This game Confused Me quite a Bit... I couldn’t figure out how to get a hammer or an ax and I kept getting lost in the village... thank god for the return home option. Also I don’t like how you have to fight the monsters it would be better if they didn’t run all over so you could actually hit them... also there a lot of loading screens witch drives me crazy, they don’t last long but there’s ALOT of them ... All in all this is an ok game but it feels like you don’t really get no were.. It did not hold my attention... It’s supposed to be like harvest moon but harvest moon is way better.
I'll be honest, I didn't play very long. I was a huge Harvest Moon fan, so I thought I'd give it a shot, but after just over an hour of having practically no direction, beginnings to a storyline, or really anything to grab my attention, I decided to send it back.
I tried a couple of fights too, which involved clumsily swinging a garden hoe at some generic goblins, hoping they stand still long enough while you swing, anchored in one spot for a few seconds, and was completely underwhelmed.
The only thing that kept me mildly interested was the rate at which your tools seemed to level up. Not much reason to keep playing, though.
Overall, don't recommend, unless you've got a considerable degree of patience.