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a game that made an effort, but not for everyone..

posted by nr_clark (MARLTON, NJ) Aug 22, 2013

Member since Oct 2012

This game is sloooow unless you find yourself truly intrigued with the game's layout and unlimited secrets hidden in order to get ahead in the game. It's not a straightforward game, that's for sure.

If there's anything good about this game that taught me, it's that it is more or less meaningful getting up at 6am every day, and that the saying "the early bird gets the worm" is fairly true.

But you can't go on through this game without referring to the Wiki, and that to me is a big strike in the game. Another thing that was a big strike was the fact that the synthesis and forging menu for anything you tried creating was definitely not easy to understand, nor was it well made.

There are endless small flaws that you will easily find in the gaming experience. The AI, the level design, the combat system, the overall flow of the game...they all just fell flat for me.

The game could be pursued in a huge depth for those hardcore gamers who like games such as this one, but like I said, you won't get too far without the Wiki, and who wants to refer to a Wiki to figure out where the jigsaws go to the puzzle?

It was a nice approach by the developers, and the first glance of the game was nice, but I will say it's Definitely not for everyone.

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Very Good

Farming + Dungeons = Awesome

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

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posted by JellyBean30 (SHELBY, MI) May 18, 2012

Member since May 2012

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.

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