Excerpt: I played the original Rune Factory about a year ago and remembered having a blast with it. It was Harvest Moon, but with an action RPG element. It was best described to me as Harvest Moon meets Pokemon .
NDS Review - 'Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon'
28 May 2009
Summary: Rune Factory 2 is set several years after the original, the evil Sechs Empire has been defeated, and the Kingdom of Norad is once again at peace. Things may not stay that way for long, however, as dark premonitions foretell of dangers to come.
Excerpt: The original Rune Factory title debuted in 2007 as the first "fantasy" Harvest Moon, complete with action RPG mechanics, dungeons, swords, and orcs. While the fantasy elements complemented the farm simulation well enough, there were too many inconveniences and rough edges for it to be considered a...
Excerpt: The Harvest Moon series has always felt quite odd to me. It wants to be what feels like part dating simulator and part farming simulator, all while having a strange cuteness throughout the entire presentation.
Conclusion: Rune Factory 2 is set several years after the first game. The evil Sechs Empire has been defeated, and the Kingdom of Norad is once again at peace. Things may not stay that way for long, however, as dark premonitions foretell of dangers to come.
Conclusion: Wer auch immer auf die Idee kam, „Harvest Moon“ mit Dungeon Crawling zu verbinden, verdient einen Orden. Auch in seiner zweiten Instanz funktioniert der Mix hervorragend. „Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon“ bietet reichlich Umfang, eine sich über zwei Generationen erstreckende Handlung – auch...