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Rune Factory 4

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Overall 8
8.0

Rune Factory 4 Review

PlayDevil
29 January 2015
  • Summary: " Rune Factory 4 " shouldn’t work as well as it does. It should be a mess of inspirations, but instead it’s an endlessly fun list of things to do. At times the grind of certain pastimes can wear on you, but there’s so many distractions that you can simply do something else until you’re ready to get back to it. I’ve spent days fishing, or whipping something up for a cooking festival competition, or even growing my own dungeons in my garden.
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Review: Rune Factory 4 (Nintendo 3DS)

Diehard GameFAN
7 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I’ve played and enjoyed Harvest Moon , but I never really picked up Rune Factory . Too many games, too little time and all that. When I heard XSEED Games was going to be bringing it over, however, my attention had been grabbed, as I’m a fan of some of their other published games, namely Solatorobo and the Ys series. (Other highly-rated games, like The Last Story and Corpse Party , unfortunately seem to be eternally in my backlog.
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Expert Review

GamingNexus
6 November 2013
  • Conclusion: Never short on content, Rune Factory 4 is full of things to do that'll keep players engrossed for a long while.
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Overall 8
8.0

Rune Factory 4

Destructoid
20 October 2013
  • Summary: Some have compared Rune Factory to Animal Crossing . There are a few similarities between Nintendo's charming world and Natsume's flagship title. For one, they both suck you in and manage to somehow entertain with their seemingly endless supplies of ordinary tasks, including farming and talking to weirdos.
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Overall 8
7.8

Rune Factory 4

The Gamers Temple
12 October 2013
  • Excerpt: If you read my review for Animal Crossing: New Leaf a few months back, you probably remember how I took issue with the game's lack of anything to really shoot for. You could build a house, and by extension, an entire town. You could dig for fossils, grow fruit, visit an island, catch bugs and even visit friends' towns and take a look around.
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Overall 7
7.4

Rune Factory 4

Family Friendly Gaming
10 October 2013
  • Excerpt: In an interesting twist this year, Rune Factory has gone over to XSeed Games. Past Rune Factory games were the realm of Natsume. Rune Factory 4 is in the XSeed camp. Not going to delve into the reasons why. Mainly because this reviewer does not know.
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Overall 9
9.0

Rune Factory 4 Review

Cheat Code Central
10 October 2013
Overall 7
7.0

Rune Factory 4 review

GamesRadar
10 October 2013
  • Conclusion: "...the design here has an undeniable amount of charm." "...dungeon-crawling sometimes devolves into nothing more than a chore." "Should you decide to power through the initial tedium, the game really opens up and never lets go.
  • Pros: Deep crafting system is a completionist's dream, Taming monsters is a riot, Solid localization from XSEED
  • Cons: Dungeons often feel very poorly paced, Takes time to ramp up, Plays things too safe
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
9 October 2013
  • Conclusion: The best Rune Factory game by a long shot.
  • Pros: Non-linear gameplay with tons of objectives, fun characters and writing, speed and convenience are prioritized, longest story in the series.
  • Cons: Object graphics can feel low-budget, not a lot of memorable music, slightly overwhelming at first.
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Rune Factory 4 Review: Get sucked into Selphia

TechnologyTell
1 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Rune Factory games are addictive. It’s a universal truth. There’s a reward system in place that’s constantly providing new benefits or spoils for doing what’s expected of you, be it farming, battling, crafting, or socializing. Since so much is happening, there’s always something to do or some new way to succeed. It can have a serious impact on your social life.
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