Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon User Reviews
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.
This game provides a unique storyline that leaves you guessing and wanting to play even more. It starts out when you wander onto a young girl's farm and pass out. She then comes to your aid and brings you a watering can and a hoe when you were asking for food and water. You ask her again and she then brings you food and water and introduces herself as Mist...
- 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.
- 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.
Harvest Moon has always been about farming, and starting a family. Rune Factory combines those two aspects with fantasy. Monsters are introduced to the world of Harvest Moon, and a storyline that leaves you baffled is nothing short of a thrill. With many new mysteries to solve, and a whole new array of villagers to befriend, Harvest Moon is at a new level.
It all starts when you, a young boy who lost his memory, faints in front of a house. A young girl, who goes by the name of Mist -who just might be one of those lucky girls-, finds you. You tell her that you are hungry, and she brings you a...
~Fantasy-style players and setting is an exotic change from the standard Harvest Moon stock
~Introduction of combat adds another dimension to the game
~Graphics are sometimes rough and seem unfinished
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 crop...
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, or evidently, "stamina" Any action you take, whether its attacking, raising, or watering takes a small dose of your RP, if the RP is depleted, the HP meter starts to decrease. Fortunately, monsters and sometimes crop picking drops crystals to restore RP so that you can venture off the day longer. The character will also have perimeters, such as DEX, and INT to determine how useful the character becomes. Rune Spells such as Escape and Cure also benefit on either monster taming or hunting, Unfortunately the spells other than Escape ARE extremely pricey.
Be reminded, if the HP meter is depleted outside the monster cavern, the character will be in the hospital after a few game days, losing the chance to finish some objectives on that certain day. If the character loses HP in the monster cavern, you'll have to reload the last save point.
besides crop raising and hunting, the game features the very same aspects of the choice to become acquainted with a large number of bachleorettes, each with their own hobbies and likes. This will be something important to remember. It also determines the difficulty it will be so be sure to study their patterns if the job is suspected to be challenging.
One of the annoying aspects is the season time line, besides pausing the game, the time will keep going on even if the time is beyond 12 am. This is very important to sleep before that time or the character can face very harsh status changes that can cause him to faint and lose track of valuable days.
The very beginning puts the character very prone to get ko'ed very easily if avoiding monsters and struggling monster taming become difficult, so be sure to at least stock money for Cure before trying to focus on lumber or frequent crop harvesting.
Our thoughts on the Harvest Moon's worst problem is the common glitches and errors it can face regardless of how many years its gone by. While some have exploited and made use of the usual "wolf" traveling. Others like the Winter graphic errors and the sleeping bag can cause the game to freeze and evidently "corrupt" the data if not careful. Hopefully the English release fixes this problem.
While its still a few days away before the US release is confirmed, bear in mind that if picking this game up from Asia, as mentioned above, glitches can be one of the very most problems the player can face if saving is not their frequent hobby.
depending on which tasks performed, the game can be played through from either 20-30 hours, but of course, there will always be alot of replay value to play around with as well.
Will Rune Factory win it's USA gamers?
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