Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
Wonderful. No Runey system. :)
When I first picked up a copy of Rune Factory Frontier, the first rune factory game for wii, I was really excited to play and it was fun all until about the 9th day. That was when the terrible runey system came into play. (the most annoying, time consuming, thing I've ever played in a game.) And honestly I stopped playing RFF after that came in. So when I saw Natsume was gonna give it another go I was nervous. But I promise its worth the money. the game play is fast and easily controlled. Although they took away from the farming ( like the topical makeing the plot, buying seeds planting seeds, and watering) I found myself relived that I was saving so much time by just having to use monsters to grow the stuff for me. Graphics are nice and sound is great, And best of all no runeys! I highly recommended this title for maybe a bit higher level gamers. But it certainly is a great game.
Looks perfect for me!
I love the last Rune Factory. The Icometric view was annoying to say the least, but now there scrapping it for a Kingdom Hearts 2 style combat?!?! Well, time to scavage for coins under the couch, With this and skyward Sword, I will have quite the full year!
New and better.
I picked this game up on October 8th, 2011. So far from what I've played it is a much better installment in the Rune Factory series. Those who say that the aspect of wishing of what someone likes makes creating a "relationship" easier, but it doesn't at all. For one you have to pay money in order to do this. Though it's not much it only tells you one thing that the person likes not all of the things. With that said that thing may not even be the thing that the person really LOVES to get. With the removal of the runey system that was used in Frontier, which was by all means a serious pain in the a** to keep everything balanced, was replaced with a different type of system that uses spirits to return specific islands back to their original stat so you will be able to use them. Though the one thing I've found infuriating so far is how hard the bosses are. But I guess this also the reason they now allow you to take three pets into dungeons and allow you to heal them all by making your character heal himself. Also the reason behind all the farming/ore making and how you HAVE to use monsters to farm for you and harvest for you is because the makers of the game wanted people to start using the monster. (SPOILER: Yes, once you've got the winter island and restored it you can sen monsters such as Trolls to go grow ore/gems for you to harvest). Even though farming is your main source of income in the game you don't HAVE to farm. There are other things you can do such as fish, forge, craft and even appraise items that need appraisal then sell them.
Best Entry in the Series
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny takes everything that is great about the Rune Factory series and just keeps on adding. I'll keep this brief and just throw out the biggest changes (and why they are excellent). 1) Farming is now much less time intensive; instead of having a plot at your house and having the buy seeds, plant them and water every day, you simply use a magic wand (yeah, kind of goofy) and plant them on crop growing islands. You tame monsters who in turn plant and grow your crops; all you do is harvest and sell. 2) No More Runeys! Runeys were dasterdly little sprites in Rune Factory Frontier which demanded way too much time maintaining to keep your crops growing well. In ToD, Runeys are now Spirits, and you use them to increase the maximum growing space on your crop islands. They can be found on other islands and in dungeons. 3) Perhaps the best thing they did for this game was ditch the isometric, 2.5 D Diablo II style view, in favor now of a behind the back action platformer view (think Ratchet or Jack / Daxter) Fighting is much more dynamic and dungeon exploring is much more challenging. Overall, this game has been retooled towards the adventure platformer audience, with less focus on farming and more emphasis on social interaction and exploration. The graphics are pretty solid for the Wii and the Music / Sound is great.
I love the last one for the wii (RUne Factory Frontier), its just so fun, farming and fighting. Its challenging and I've spend like 2 months playing it, each of the girl have their own uniqueness and I could barely pick between some of the girls to marry. I hope this game gonna be awesome, it looks more big and more beautiful environments, I had big hopes for this one.
Great game for kingdom Hearts Fans!
I played the previous installment of this game and this one is by far the best one, the game play is a big improvement over the last title. I got a good feeling like I was playing KH all over again. its not the perfect game but I know hard core and casual gamers will enjoy this game. its a must play for all KH fans.
Good but NOT what I expected AT ALL! :(
Well i loved Rune factory Frontier! And this game has barley anything like Frontier. Most rune factory games had more of a free form story line. choosing who to talk to and farming to grow crops for potential wives. I bought this game and the graphics were amazing and characters unique but its hard to get into. When it comes down to it, If your a Frontier fan you prob. wont like this game quite as much. Ive followed all the HM and RF games and i can honestly say (sadly) this was my least favorite. :/
Cant wait to get it!!!
I first played this at a friends house and instantly wanted to buy it.. but, lol, i had to call 8 gamestops to find itXP but oh well its on the way now and i cant wait to get it:)) the storyline is smooth and if you like previous rune factory games i highly recommend this!
fun for casual gamers
fun for people to like to who like the previous games
Great for past Rune factory/Harvest moon fans
Great game! This one is unique to the other games.