Tides of Destiny starts off with the Hero/Heroine on an island going about their normal business when something odd occurs and they find themselves now as one person (the girl gets trapped in the guys body). And apparently they get transported through time to the same island but with a whole cast of people who quickly accept the strangers.
Much like Frontier (Wii), the game has a dungeon crawl aspect, where you fight monsters to get items to use for crafting, and also for story purposes. The downside to this game however is if you were a fan to running the farm, that's pretty much gone. Now the monsters you capture pretty much to 100% of the work, the only thing you have to do is remember to go back to the other island they are on and re-plant, and harvest. Which now the planting system is as simple as waving a wand and different monsters grow different crops & flowers. So you really don't have a whole lot of choice on what your gonna get either.
The game overall isn't horrible. It can get very boring at times, and you can often find yourself with nothing to do with lots of time still left in the day. Either because you've run out of RF points or there is just nothing to do. If your looking for this to be like the other Harvest Moon games you'll be disappointed.
posted by CylanthMN (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Oct 14, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
Rune Factory is a japanese fantasy RPG/Harvest Moon game. There are farming elements, rpg dungeon elements, and some exploration. Visuals look like they come from 2004. Story is about a guy and a girl that for some reason early in the game, become fused together and must find a way to get separated. Gameplay involves dungeon grinding for monsters, as well as growing crops. Voicework is limited to cut scenes only, otherwise, its all text. I didnt get far into the game, I just didnt find any of the game all that interesting.