What's so great about Rune Factory 4?

#12wingedangelPosted 10/9/2013 7:20:15 PM
The series has never really caught my attention, and the trailer on the eShop doesn't exactly look promising either. Yet, people here praise the game as the next best thing to Pokemon.

Am I missing something?
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#2thebatdaddPosted 10/9/2013 7:25:57 PM
Eh, kind of looks like Harvest Moon. Nothing to write home about really. No one really has anything to play right now so it's just getting hyped up at the moment I guess. I'd pass on it.
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#3hors_doeuvresPosted 10/9/2013 7:31:32 PM
It's Harvest Moon. WIth SWORDS. And MONSTERS. Also, if you like to grind a lot, max level for this game is 50000.
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#4theGirlyGamerPosted 10/9/2013 7:43:35 PM
I think a lot of people like Rune Factory because it has a broad range of things to do, so a lot of people are bound to find something in it that they enjoy. There's interacting with all the villagers and making friends, with tons of interesting unique dialogue and events with the villagers. There is a dating/marriage system, so for those of us that like the idea of trying to woo a lady/gentleman and eventually getting married and having a child, there's that. Plus, then you can bring the family with you out fighting, which is fun.

There is fighting, with a decent range of weapons (short sword, long sword, dual swords, spears, staffs, fists, etc) and plenty of unique looking enemies to fight (and farm for different items). You can even tame these monsters and have them live on your farm.

You can craft your own weapons, armor, medicines, and food (or just buy them if crafting isn't your thing). And you don't have to do much of the things you dislike. You'll have to fight to get further in the story, but that's about it.
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#52wingedangel(Topic Creator)Posted 10/10/2013 4:50:44 AM
theGirlyGamer posted...
There is fighting, with a decent range of weapons (short sword, long sword, dual swords, spears, staffs, fists, etc) and plenty of unique looking enemies to fight (and farm for different items). You can even tame these monsters and have them live on your farm.


Can you buy/make scythes? Because scythes are f***ing awesome.
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#6LeanaunfurledPosted 10/10/2013 4:55:26 AM
It's Harvest Moon mixed in with an RPG. It's f***ing addicting.
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#72wingedangel(Topic Creator)Posted 10/10/2013 5:03:06 AM
To the people comparing it to Harvest Moon, I have never played any of them.
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#8Apl_JPosted 10/10/2013 5:16:01 AM
2wingedangel posted...

Can you buy/make scythes? Because scythes are f***ing awesome.


Never understood this at all. Scythes are farming tools; you know how hard it would be to fight someone with a full-sized scythe?
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#9mumpsy21Posted 10/10/2013 5:27:48 AM
Apl_J posted...
2wingedangel posted...

Can you buy/make scythes? Because scythes are f***ing awesome.


Never understood this at all. Scythes are farming tools; you know how hard it would be to fight someone with a full-sized scythe?


If you're strong enough... I'm pretty sure those giant two-handed swords are pretty heavy too, and difficult to swing around.
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#10Pale_HeartPosted 10/10/2013 5:47:44 AM
It's a fighting/RPG version of Harvest Moon. Keep in mind these kind of games is NOT for everyone but a good game to those who's interested in them.
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