Rune Factory Games
Rune Factory is a series of action role-playing games developed by Neverland Co. and published by Marvelous Entertainment. The gameplay of Rune Factory games is a unique blend of traditional role-playing elements and farming simulation. The games take place in a fantasy world where the player character must manage a farm, grow crops, and raise livestock while exploring dungeons and fighting monsters.
The combat system in Rune Factory games involves using various weapons and magic spells to defeat enemies, and the player can also recruit monsters to fight alongside them. The games also feature a dating sim element, where the player can build relationships with various characters in the game and eventually marry them.
Each game in the series has its own storyline, characters, and gameplay mechanics. However, the core gameplay loop of farming, exploring, and fighting remains consistent throughout the series. The Rune Factory games also feature day and night cycles, seasonal changes, and weather effects, which can affect the player’s farming activities and the availability of certain monsters and items. The Rune Factory series has gained a dedicated fan base for its unique blend of gameplay mechanics, charming characters, and engaging storylines.
Rune Factory Frontier
Rune Factory Frontier is a role-playing video game developed by Neverland Co. and published by Marvelous Entertainment for the Nintendo Wii console. It is part of the Rune Factory series and was released in 2008 in Japan and 2009 in North America. In the game, players control a character who has recently moved to the town of Trampoli and is tasked with managing a farm and exploring the surrounding areas. The game features real-time action and combat elements, allowing players to fight monsters and other creatures while also cultivating crops and raising animals on their farm.
Players can also interact with the various townspeople and build relationships with them, potentially leading to romantic relationships and even marriage. The game has a day-night cycle and changing seasons, affecting the availability of different crops and the behavior of certain creatures.
As players progress through the game, they can unlock new areas to explore, discover new crafting recipes, and upgrade their tools and weapons. The game also features a variety of side quests and activities, such as fishing, cooking, and crafting, giving players plenty of options for how to spend their time in the game.
Rune Factory Tides of Destiny
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny is a role-playing game developed by Neverland Co. and published by Marvelous Entertainment. It was released in Japan in 2011 and in North America and Europe in 2012.
In the game, the player takes on the role of either Aden or Sonja, who live on a floating island called Fenith. They soon discover they have been turned into a single entity with the power to control golems, and they set out on a journey to discover the reason behind their fusion and find a way to reverse it.
The gameplay of Tides of Destiny combines elements of farming simulation games and action RPGs. Players must grow crops and raise livestock, as well as explore various dungeons and fight monsters to gain resources and materials for crafting. The game also features a marriage system, where the player can choose to woo and eventually marry one of several eligible bachelors or bachelorettes in the game. Tides of Destiny received generally positive reviews for its combination of genres and the addition of a larger overworld to explore compared to previous games in the series.
Rune Factory 1 A Fantasy Harvest Moon
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is the first game in the Rune Factory series, developed by Neverland Co. and published by Marvelous Interactive. It was released in Japan in 2006 and in North America in 2007 for the Nintendo DS.
The game features a blend of RPG and farming simulation gameplay, with the player controlling a young man who inherits a farm and discovers an ancient dungeon on his property. The player must explore the dungeon, battle monsters, and grow crops to improve their farm and help the nearby town.
The game also features a dating sim element, allowing the player to form relationships with various characters in the game and potentially get married. The player can also raise monsters on their farm to help with tasks and fight in battles. Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon received positive reviews for its unique blend of gameplay elements and charming characters, and is considered a classic in the farming simulation and RPG genres.
Rune Factory 2 A Fantasy Harvest Moon
Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is a role-playing simulation video game developed by Neverland and published by Marvelous Interactive for the Nintendo DS. It was released in Japan in 2008 and later in North America in 2009. In the game, the player takes on the role of a male or female character who has lost their memory and wakes up in the town of Alvarna. The player must farm, mine, and fight monsters in order to regain their memory and help the town prosper. The game features improved graphics and gameplay mechanics from its predecessor, as well as new marriage options and a second generation system where the player can have a child and play as them later in the game.
Like other games in the series, Rune Factory 2 combines farming simulation with RPG elements, allowing the player to grow crops, raise livestock, and explore dungeons filled with monsters to fight and items to collect. The game also features a day and night system, weather effects, and various festivals and events throughout the year to keep gameplay fresh and engaging.
Rune Factory 3 A Fantasy Harvest Moon
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is a role-playing simulation game developed by Neverland Co. and published by Marvelous Entertainment. It was first released in Japan in 2009 for the Nintendo DS console and later released worldwide for the same console and also for the Wii in 2011.
The game follows the story of a young man or woman who has lost their memory and must learn about their past and fulfill their destiny. Players can choose to play as either a male or female character and can choose from various different jobs to earn money and build relationships with the other characters in the game.
One of the main features of the game is the farming and crafting system, where players can grow crops and raise animals to sell for profit, as well as craft various items to use or sell. The game also features a combat system, where players can explore various dungeons and fight monsters to collect items and advance the story. Rune Factory 3 also introduced a new feature where players can recruit monsters to help them on their farm or in combat, adding an extra layer of strategy to the gameplay. The game received positive reviews for its engaging gameplay, charming characters, and addictive farming and crafting systems.
Rune Factory 3 Special
Rune Factory 3 Special is a remastered version of the original Rune Factory 3 game for the Nintendo Switch console. It features updated graphics and improved gameplay mechanics, while retaining the beloved characters, story, and farming and combat gameplay of the original game.
In Rune Factory 3 Special, players take on the role of a hero who can transform into a Wooly or a Harpy, depending on the situation, and must save the town of Sharance from danger. They can also farm crops and raise animals, explore various dungeons filled with monsters, and build relationships with NPCs, including potential love interests. The game offers a deep and immersive experience with plenty of content to keep players engaged for hours on end.
Rune Factory 4 Special
Rune Factory 4 Special is a role-playing game developed by Marvelous Entertainment Inc. and published by XSEED Games. Originally released for the Nintendo 3DS, the Special version was released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The game features a unique blend of farming simulation and dungeon-crawling RPG gameplay. Players take on the role of a hero or heroine who has lost their memory and is transported to a new world called Selphia. There, they must take on the role of the prince or princess and help to manage and improve the town, while also exploring dangerous dungeons, battling monsters, and uncovering the secrets of the world.
Key features of Rune Factory 4 Special include:
- Play as a male or female protagonist
- Improved graphics and new content not found in the original 3DS release
- A deep and engaging storyline with multiple possible romantic partners
- A wide variety of farming activities, including planting and harvesting crops, raising livestock, and fishing
- A combat system that allows players to use a variety of weapons, spells, and special abilities to defeat enemies
- An extensive crafting system that allows players to create a wide range of items, including weapons, armor, and food
- A diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique personality and backstory.
Rune Factory 5
Rune Factory 5 is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by Marvelous Inc. and published by XSEED Games. It is the fifth installment in the Rune Factory series and is set to release on May 20, 2021 for Nintendo Switch in Japan, North America, and Europe.
The game takes place in a world where humans and monsters coexist, and players take on the role of a protagonist who has lost their memory and must discover their identity while exploring the world and battling monsters. Players can also farm and raise monsters, as well as engage in romantic relationships with other characters in the game.
Some new features in Rune Factory 5 include a more open-world style of gameplay, the ability to transform into monsters during battle, and a new crafting system. The game also features updated graphics and a new cast of characters, as well as returning characters from previous games in the series. Overall, Rune Factory 5 offers an immersive fantasy world for players to explore and discover, with a mix of farming, battling, and relationship-building elements.