Friday, January 29, 2010

Rune Factory: Frontier Review

Rune Factory: FrontierIf you ever played harvest moon before, then Rune factory shouldn't be any different to you.

You play as the hero, a guy who lost his memory and was rescued by a girl called mist, one day he wakes up to find that his rescuer had gone away, so he set in a trip to find her, and he does so when he get across a village in his travel, the girl gives him a house and a farm to work in it, and here your daily days in tending for your farm and adventuring in this village starts.
i'v played so many harvest moon games before such as Harvest Moon: Back To Nature on the PS1, Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland and Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life Special Edition on the PS2, Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl and Innocent Life: A Future Harvest Moon on the PSP and also Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town on the GBA and Harvest Moon DS on the DS (WOW, didn't actually know i'v played this much harvest moon games until iv' actually counted them O_O ).
well, it tells how much this game is addicting even thought it has one pattern game play, wake up in the morning, tend to your farm and animals, talk to the town people, find a girl you like, get married, and some games you continue your life with your kids.
well Rune Factory: Frontier presented something different, something more interesting and an adventure that you might not get bored playing after a 2 or 3 years (in the game calender that is), this game is set in a fantasy RPG world, where you go to dungeons and fight monsters along tending to your farm and talking to the town people, you get some weapons, you use magic, and you can catch the monsters and make them fight along side you, or just leave them in the barn and let them help you in taking care of your farm, and by the way those monsters are there instead of the usual animals like cows and chickens, some of them are totally cute, and some are meh, but they are useful.
as the prev harvest moon games, you also can expand your house, you can add facilitates such as the forge where you upgrade your tools or make your weapons, you have your crafting table, you can do some alchemy and of course you can cook.
what i really love in this games is the characters design, they look so nice, the graphic is great, and there is some animated scenes, the characters dubs was okay but for the script itself feels that it's not faithful at some points.
there is so many characters to interact with, so you have so many choices of who you want to befriend or to make it fall in love with the main character.
for me this is the best harvest moon i'v get across, thought the controls sometimes can get annoying specially when you farm, but when you get used to it, it's nothing major.
Nice Opening

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