Summary: I loved Rune Factory and it seems I'm finding the sequel just as well. I haven't beat it yet because my brother took it so that he could play it, but I'm finding this fresh twist in the typical Rune Factory playing highly enjoyable.
Good for people who didn't like the original Harvest Moon series
30 December 2012
Summary: I played RF2 before playing RF, so my point of view might be slightly different, but I can definitely see how gameplay controls have improved from the original to the sequel. There's a good mix of building skills, farming, dating sim, raising monster friends, and dungeon crawling. As someone who's always hated the Harvest Moon series, Rune Factory is definitely an improvement.
Summary: At first you wonder why it seems so rushed, but then you learn why. Once you do, you finally have access to all of the things you were used to in Rune Factory 1, but it seems a little pointless and to spoil? You can literally "marry" everyone in town in the second half of the game. The romance is in the first half of the game and the real fighting is in the second half. The lack of integration is really, really annoying for me.
Summary: So I've always like Harvest Moon type games (literately since I was 6 and play the Super Nintendo version) but I especially like this one. The quests, fighting monsters, and hilarious characters has made this game one of my favorites. I may be a bit biased, but Runefactory 2 and 3 are the best harvest moon type games. Even my brother prefers this one to other options, and that really means something. If you like harvest moon, you'll like this game.