Rated 10 out of 10 by Vantado Fantastic Game
Ever since Rune Factory was released into the Harvest Moon line, it has been a welcome addition. This, the newest fruition of the series, is absolutely outstanding. The game has a great story line, and is filled with a number of amusing and quirky tidbits that keep you laughing and involved. There is a lot more humor in this game then in many other Harvest Moon games; humor which is enjoyable to all gamers of any age. The graphics of Rune Factory Frontier are outstanding. A gorgeous scenery, as well as fun anime cut scenes during important events, really add to the unique experience of this game. The character caricatures during conversations show a number of believable emotions, and are simply beautiful. This game takes what the old Rune Factory games had to offer, polishes them, fixes the problems, and adds new unique qualities that really make this an absolute must have. Whether you are an old time Harvest Moon fan, or a newcomer, you will enjoy this game. It is absolutely one of the best Harvest Moon games ever released.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Rin an amazing game
I highly recomend this game to people who enjoy harvest moon and zelda titles. I peresonally think this game is better than harvest moon because not only can you have a farm the way you want it and get married, but you can also battle foes and the storyline overall is both uniue and excellent. another thing i might concluder is that instead of having basic animals like duckes, sheep, and cow, the animals (monsters) i thought to be more enjoyable. like for example there's a cross btw. a bunny and a sheep. another monster is called a 'silver wolf', but i thought it was a cross btw. a wolf, lion, and a horse; since you can ride it and it makes the clucking hooved noise. There's also a big variety of eligible wives (talk about 13 ;] ) that are all very original. My favorites were the Iris twins. i love their eyes and i think it's a cool twist that thery're vampires:]] there's also a witch, a maid, a rich snob (whoos actually pretty). and for the first time a, oh how do i put this, an obiese[sp?] bachelar. she kinda looks like an adorable chubby little girl though o.o but i hope i've written a good review to help people convince themselves of buying this game :]
Rated 9 out of 10 by roflwaffles One of the better games I've played
Controls: I like them a lot takes some getting used to but it's the general format that harvest moon games have been taking lately. Interface: I liked it neat and easy to follow.Sound: I liked the music I mean I see how it could get annoying but I like game music more then the average gamer. Graphics: It ain't FF13 but They're ok they're certainly not ugly.Length: Well like all harvest moon games it's not something that you can simply beat and then put down because it's over. I beat the story line in a couple of years (in game years!) then getting married and maxing out everything took me much longer.Storyline: It's not meant to be an epic story line. It suffices the ending of the story line is really bad in a funny way though. I liked it a lot I would pick it up. Yes the areas aren't huge and expansive I remind you all this harvest moon type or the same genera I guess you'd call it. None of those games have ever really had expansive worlds. I think there's plenty to look at if you explore the dungeons completely. Some of the crops take a LONG time to grow like 100+ in game days and yes you have to water them every day except for rainy days and so you have to plant them in dungeons. One more thing. If you loose all of the little sprites floating around your village the game gets a lot harder. All and all I've gotten my money's worth and I hope that you will all find this useful and pick it up.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Ookami Its got an open-ended gameplay for more fun.
I would say this game is for kids who are learning to play the Wii. Its also great for anyone who needs a game to relaxe to. Since this game doesn't have a limited amount of quests or objectives you can take all the time you like. I bought it 5 years ago and I'm still playing it. It's not like the Harvest Moon games, this game has MONSTERS. Yes I spelled it right, monsters, you can fight all different kinds and befriend them. So my overall review is this "as long as you don't take games super serious then this game is great for any/everyone"
Rated 9 out of 10 by niknak one of the best Rune Factory games
I thought this was much better than the ones for DS because it's more interactive and expanded. The bachelorettes are adorable and sexy, and the gameplay is really fun! Not to mention the plot was a little more interesting. For those of those new to Rune Factory, you'll definitely love this game. And for those who only play Harvest Moon, please play Rune Factory Frontier! It's very similar to HM because you can still farm and get married, but this time you fight monsters and you're a hero! My only qualms would be Raguna's voice...
Rated 0 out of 10 Epic
As a huge fan of the first 2 games, I will definitely be getting this one on released. My friend recommended the first rune factory to me, when i got it I was hooked I played that game for just about 2 weeks straight. It has a really good balance between a Dungeon crawler and having a virtual love life like a dating sim is just an added bonus as well as running a farm(call me a geek). it just has so many different elements its going to be hard to get bored of it. MUST PREORDER NOW!!!!
Rated 8 out of 10 by REDGUY2764 Good for those dedicated
That sums it up. It is addicting, but my problem is that I'll go to another game, forget about this one, and lose interest. I think if this is one of your few games, then definately. Also, expect to visit gamefax a lot, because some stuff is really hard to figure out to do. Overall, I can't seem to get through a year of the game. What everything else stated in the other reviews are true, but keep what I said in mind
Rated 9 out of 10 by Kakusu Time well spent... Youll play forever
For player of the previous rune factory games your going love this one. Two days before this came out I sold my Xbox 360 for a Wii just to see what kind of job they did with Rune Factory (I am a huge fan for the previous versions for the DS). So long xbox! your no longer sitting around with you. I have a job... Farming! First of i have to say they did a good job of keeping the general game play the same. When i first started playing, being a previous fan i knew exactly what to do. Stepping on to the field of the future I was happily greeted with familiar faces. At the same time I was also introduced too new ones. Controls on the Wii are tricky at first i'm sure the classic controller would be very easy to use but it wasn't long before i was farming away with Wii mote in one had and nun chuck in the other. At the same time with the always helpful targeting field square it made farming very easy. Sounds from previous have crossed over to this one, some few new additions of course. The wii mote provides some sounds closer to the ear while attacking, farming, etc... keeping me on my toes. The story line is very good you'll want to listen closely on what others have to say if you wish to progress quickly otherwise you'll find yourself wandering or going back and saying "could you repeat that?". The game like all other harvest moons has a large amount of replay ability, I myself spend hours just trying to farm let alone trying the lurk around in dungeons. But you find time. Overall the game is a VERY good buy even if you haven't played the previous ones, your going to want by the end of it.
Rated 9 out of 10 by treyyoroi lovely
i really enjoyed this game. for those who like a nice rpg game along with the farming and the sim, it is a wonderful game. the characters are so real at times. i feel in love with so many and hated the rest. this game can be very enjoyable for some and might be boring for others. i mean overall i liked it maybe it takes some time to get use to the controls but you have fun.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Anstricker Great Game
Rune Factory Frontier is a great game! A mix of farming, monster fighting, rpg and dating sim all in one. Anyone who buys this game (even at the ridiculously inflated prices people want these days), won't be disappointed in this game. It is by far one of the best games on Wii, and I am definately looking forward to its sequel Tides Of Destiny this fall.