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Rune Factory Tides Of Destiny

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Overall 4

Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny review

24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Have you had hobo stew before? We knew a hobo once who could make a real mean stew. There’s no science to the recipe. You just take whatever you can scrounge up and throw it all into a boiling pot. Some of those ingredients may be better by themselves or if prepared differently, but when you’re a hobo you take what you can get. Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny is a stew with plenty of fixings in the pot, but it’s a bit overcooked.
  • Pros: Tons of stuff to do, Varied weapon choices, Aesthetically pleasing
  • Cons: Tedious and mundane minigames, Boring button mashing combat, Obvious and unsurprising story
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Overall 7
Graphics 7
Sound 7
Control 9
Addiction 9

Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Review

Cheat Code Central
13 June 2012
Overall 4

Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Review

6 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Imagine a creepy, flamboyant priest who likes to wiggle around whenever he talks to you. Then imagine if that priest told you that he has two kids--a boy and a girl--living with him in a church. Now imagine the boy constantly acting disturbed, with his head lowered in shame and embarrassment, hardly able to talk to you whenever you approach him. There's definitely something fishy going on there, wouldn't you say? I know I'd be alerting the nearby authorities ASAP.
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Overall 7
Gameplay 7
Graphics 7
Sound 8
Storyline 7
Control 6

Expert Review

15 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Only hardcore fans will be able to look past the flaws.
  • Pros: Bright, colorful graphics, satisfying soundtrack.
  • Cons: Broken combat, glitches, throwaway story.
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Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Golem's Life For Me

Cheat Code Central
9 November 2011

Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Review

28 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny starts with a battle. That may be surprising for a series that bills itself as a fantasy farming simulation (a spin-off of the popular Harvest Moon franchise), but it sets the tone for a game that maintains everything fans love about the series while embracing more of its action role-playing trappings. The result is still a game that blends farming, monster taming, and simple dungeon crawling, but one with more emphasis on the latter.
  • Pros: Addictive, easygoing gameplay, Nice style and personality, Can last a long time with tons to do
  • Cons: Combat is only button mashing, All side activities involve the same action, Boring fetch quests
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Snackbar Games
27 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Tides of Destiny is a great entry in the series, building up on the very flawed Rune Factory: Frontier and showing that the series does have a place on consoles. The streamlining and optimization makes it a great starting point for newcomers to the series, as well as a fresh experience for series veterans.
  • Pros: Easy to pick up, charming visuals, fast-paced combat.
  • Cons: Not enough early explanation, takes a while for the game to pick up steam.
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Overall 7

Rune Factory: Oceans

24 September 2012
  • Conclusion: Thomas Nickel meint: Rune Factory gewinnt keine Preise für Spiel­tiefe und Grafik, hat aber Charme und Charakter. Die Bewohner wachsen Euch bald als Herz und Ihr tut Euer Möglichstes, das Verhältnis zu ihnen zu verbessern. Dank der flotten Steuerung und praktisch nicht vorhandener Ladezeiten geht das Abenteuer flott von der Hand. Allerdings müsst Ihr hinnehmen, dass die Kamera nicht frei drehbar ist – sie lässt sich nur mit der L-Taste zentrieren.
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Overall 5

Meeresrauschen fördert das Einschlafen erheblich

8 September 2012
  • Summary: Wo die Harvest Moon -Spiele ständig mehr oder minder dasselbe sind, versucht die Rune Factory -Reihe wirklich Abwechslung in das Spielprinzip zu bringen. Aber ehrlich, bei Rune Factory Oceans ist es definitiv nicht gelungen! Die Seefahrtskomponente mit der Suche nach neuen Inseln ist eine tolle Abwechslung und es ist durchaus schön, dass Zeit auf dem Feld verringert wird, weil meine dressierten Monster vieles übernehmen; aber dennoch: Irgendwie fehlt das Gefühl von...
  • Pros: Viele unterschiedliche Waffen, Sehr schöne Anime-Zwischensequenzen, Teleporterfunktion sehr praktisch, Viele Aufgaben
  • Cons: Story wird unglaublich unspannend erzählt, Wii-Herkunft ständig bewusst, Ausdauer-Anzeige viel zu schnell leer, Kampfsystem auf Button-Mashing beschränkt, Wenig Synchronisation
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Rune Factory: Oceans (PS3)

Game Review Database
3 September 2012
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