THE GOOD: Ok, this game has many good qualities. For one thing it provides a unique storyline that keeps you wondering and guessing. Also instead of animals in this game you go into caves to befriend monsters to stay on your farm. Crop growing is also better than ever because with the addition of caves you can grow crops out of season.
THE BAD: It has a couple of glitches that aren't too bad. The marriage system has been ruined a bit as well as having a baby. Your wife stays in the same spot and never goes anywhere. When you finally have a kid it isn't that great because you can't name the kid and you can't pick it up. It just randomly appears on a day without a pregnency scene. So there are a few bad things.
SUMMARY: Rune Factory is a spin off of the normal Harvest Moon games. Like the title says, it's a fantasy Harvest Moon. This game provides a different objective as you venture into caves, fight monsters, woo potential brides, grow crops, and more.
THE GOOD: - A mysterious storyline. - 11 eligible Bacholorettes, each with a different personality. - 17 other people to interact and make friends with. - Lovely Images of the villagers and Bacholorettes. - Voice overs on some characthers/scenes. - The ability to go into caves and fight monsters. - The ability to befriend monsters. - You can farm in caves, and, of course, on your field. - New abilities have been added to the game, unlike other Harvest Moon games.
THE BAD: - If you faint in the caves you are returned to the title screen and have to start from your last save. - Some characthers/scences do not have voice overs. - Sometimes the graphics may play tricks, and you think you have died, or you are hurt and they didn't touch you. - One Bacholorette only moves in after you beat the game. - You need to do both sides of the game - Caves and Farming - to get the full enjoyment.
SUMMARY: Harvest Moon has always been about farming, and starting a family. Rune Factory combines those two aspects with...
THE GOOD: ~Fantasy-style players and setting is an exotic change from the standard Harvest Moon stock ~Introduction of combat adds another dimension to the game
THE BAD: ~Inconsistent voicing ~Graphics are sometimes rough and seem unfinished
SUMMARY: Yes, we've all played a Harvest Moon game at some point in our lives. From the late '80s to today, it has become a great fad among gamers and non-gamers alike, introducing a game where you don't need to know how to swing a sword, defeat a boss, or get a high score. But after a few versions of this, it seems almost a little repetitive. Rune Factory to the rescue, my fellow gamers! From fighting monsters in caves to forging weapons, this game makes sure we won't forget the Harvest Moon game for a long, long time.
Harvest Moon is, basically, a farming sim. You raise animals, grow crops, befriend the always-cheerful villagers, marry, and have children. What Rune Factory does is add in a little action. You stumble into the little village o...
THE GOOD: For almost more than a mere decade, Natsume has provided a game where it combines simulation with a bunch of assigned procedures involving Farming, Raising, and even winning the affection of a desire able girl or boy.
While it is developed on different platforms and makers, it still retains the very same aspect of Harvest Moon, only with some very fortunate changes.
The game starts of a life of a young boy who somehow gets stranded onto an island and faces a case of amnesia. Mist, one of the girls you'll get acquainted with a lot, will give you the option to name your character (by default, the boy is named Ragna)
She then convinces the character to live on her farming grounds (which also, can be named) in exchange of helping out, providing seeds, and some farming tools. Suddenly, a monster attacks the farm nearby, this is where Rune Factory is now different from Harvest Moon.
The game provides an actual "HP" and "RP" bar which differs the characters health and Rune points, o...