Neoseeker : News : Neverland, developers of Rune Factory and Shining Force, ceases operations and files for bankruptcy
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Mikau Kahn Nov 29, 13
If my Lufia dies, I will be incredibly upset.
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tekmosis Nov 29, 13
Nintendo needs to buy them out, get the rights to the Rune Factory IP and have another RPG under their belt that they can pump out.

I still have a signed copy of Rune Factory from Yoshifumi Hashimoto kicking around somewhere

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Mikau Kahn Nov 29, 13
tekmosis

I'm platinum jealous. I also agree about Nintendo buying out Rune Factory.

The 3DS is turning out to be a fantastic RPG platform. They could do with Rune Factory what was done to Etrian Odyssey; instead of releasing the fifth title in the series, they can release a title that isn't numbered. I don't know about you, but I'm hesitant to buy a new game in the series if I haven't played all the previous numbered titles.
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Dilweedle Nov 29, 13
Shit, this puts a downer on my whole day.
I can't go back to Harvest Moon after playing Rune Factory.
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Stormy Nov 29, 13
What? No! I was not expecting this at all since RF4 was doing so well. I assumed it must've been doing just as well in Japan.... I agree with tekmosis; Nintendo, or at least someone, needs to buy them out.

quote Mikau Kahn
The 3DS is turning out to be a fantastic RPG platform. They could do with Rune Factory what was done to Etrian Odyssey; instead of releasing the fifth title in the series, they can release a title that isn't numbered. I don't know about you, but I'm hesitant to buy a new game in the series if I haven't played all the previous numbered titles.
Rune Factory games don't have a continuous story. There are sometimes little references to previous games, but they don't have to be played in any order. Although since not everyone knows that, it probably would be helpful to not number the next one.

quote Dilweedle
Shit, this puts a downer on my whole day.
I can't go back to Harvest Moon after playing Rune Factory.
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Xeros the Slayer Nov 29, 13
quote tekmosis
Nintendo needs to buy them out, get the rights to the Rune Factory IP and have another RPG under their belt that they can pump out.

I still have a signed copy of Rune Factory from Yoshifumi Hashimoto kicking around somewhere
Marvelous owns the IP, and they're still very much alive.
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tekmosis Nov 29, 13
My statement still stands. Nintendo has enough cash stored away to buy the IP.
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Cobaltgale Nov 29, 13
Oh please someone salvage the rune factory series!
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MegaBassMan Nov 29, 13
No.
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Xeros the Slayer Nov 29, 13
quote tekmosis
My statement still stands. Nintendo has enough cash stored away to buy the IP.
The point was Marvelous are still capable of having the game made and released, Neverland was getting some money off of this franchise at least seeing, potentially even by the same staff, as it was a steady growing series with a 5 in the works before they ceased operations. They likely lost money elsewhere.
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Pikale Nov 29, 13
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
I think my point was made.
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akimikage Nov 29, 13
Is this game really good ? The only RPG I've played where you have to do many things is the Atelier series. So how does this game stack to Atelier ?
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Stormy Nov 29, 13
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Rune Factory has kind of a similar item synthesis system to Atelier where you go out, collect items, and make them into other things such as equipment. Other than that, it's pretty much Harvest Moon with combat. You have a farm where you can grow crops and keep monsters you've tamed. The combat is real-time instead of turn-based. You can date, get married, and have children. The game does keep track of time, but there isn't a time limit to anything like Atelier has; you can do everything at your own pace.

I like both series, but Rune Factory keeps me interested longer than Atelier does. I've been playing the latest one for over 200 hours.
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Onilink Nov 29, 13
And to think there was a Rune Factory 5 in the works. I am beyond sad now.
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