Rated 10 out of 10 by StrawberryBurst 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by cookies4me why i love or hate this game
i loved this game for all the fun it has to offer. i love the creativity and whimsy. but i don't like how hard it is to level up things in game. like the extra stuff cooking crafting and so on and i wish the combos had more to them not just button smash but all an all i love this game so much fun played 2 files so i could ... cant tell you that just going to have to play and find that out
Rated 10 out of 10 by Krondorian 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.
Rated 5 out of 10 by MistressDrucilla Good game, but not if you liked Frontier.
There seemed to be alot of potential after playing Frontier, but this game is NOTHING like it's predecessor. Farming is very awkward and almost un-needed, it's very action and monster oriented, the island is small and also the main character is...well... could be a winner for a horrible anime plot. A girl trapped in a guy's body.... now, think about how one is to also pursue relationships and such. If I didn't play the other Rune Factory, this one would be a great game.
So if you can forget about the other Rune Factories and all, go for this game and try it.
Rated 9 out of 10 by iiXaii Pretty Good Game
this game is good for all harvest moon/rune factory fans.The graphic is good, and the story line. The only thing that sucks about this game is how long it takes to get quest for the storyline and the number of bachelors ( 4) and bachelorettes(10) you can marry.For the quest Sometimes it might take like 1 week(real time) to actually get the quest for the main storyline (depending on how many quest that you do).over all i give this game a 9. the char. are awesome and this game always give you something to do
Rated 5 out of 10 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. :/
Rated 10 out of 10 by Tornarm 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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Keeby FUN
I just love this game so much and I found time pass by super fast since i was having so much fun! The characters are all so loveable and the design is outstanding for each individual. I don't really like how you have to beat the game in order to get married though...the game is pretty difficult and leveling up can take time. There is a ton of stuff and events that happen throughout the game though!
Rated 0 out of 10 by PetrifiedJello Let's hope 2nd time is a charm.
I just discovered news about this game and I can only hope it doesn't include the idiotic system where we had to balance those stupid creatures all over the map. The original game had so much potential, but blew it because of this system, preventing me from completing it.
I'll give this one a try, but not until some of you are sucke, er, buy it first and tell me your opinion of it. >:)
Rated 0 out of 10 by Dragonman looking forward to it, but...
i've never played any harvest moon or rune factory title, but im planning on getting a couple of them, this included...but i don't think it's coming out in October, there's no rating, and i don't think i've even saw any sort of advertisement in the past few months. i predict that it won't come out until the holidays or something.