Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Game Review: Rune Factory 4

Story line: The game begins with the player selecting a line of dialogue, deciding their gender. As they are heading to meet a native dragon to give a gift, but the player's airship is invaded by rogue knights. The player was hit in the head, causing amnesia, as has been the case with all previous Rune Factory mobile installments. The player was thrown out of the airship, where the player lands in the town of Selphia, where they are mistaken for a member of royalty who was supposed to be showing up soon to help run the town. Although this is quickly revealed not to be the case, the actual prince, named Arthur, was due to arrive is happy to let the player take over his job. From there on out you are to attract tourists, gain trust from the villagers in Selphia, and work around the town to unlock features needed to carry on with the slice of life aspects of the game. At the same time, you will find a mysterious force at work in the nearby dungeons that is in need of investigation, with some monsters turning into humans upon their defeat. You may also date a bachelor or bachelorette, get married, and have one child. Characters from Rune Factory 2 and 3, Barrett and Raven, appear as cameos and can be recruited into a players party for dungeon exploration.

Fangirl Thoughts: I picked up this game after I went through a withdrawal from playing Fantasy Life. I wanted a game that let me fight but at the same time do simple things like build a life. This game has it all. You have to farm and take care of livestock. You have to cultivate relationships and you can even do this to the point that your character gets married. I will admit I am pursuing the guy that looks like he is part fox or something. You also cook and forge your own weapons. I will admit that I am bribing the guy I like with sashimi. I think I almost have him in love with me so we shall see where this goes.

The fighting style for the game is great and I enjoy the ease you can pick it up. There is magic as well so you can utilize that if you are not into sword play. I messed up early on because I leveled up quick and when I finally went up against a boss that I could not beat with brute strength and magic I realized that I should have been taking the townspeople on adventures so they could level up. You are allowed two people in your party so pick wisely and kick butt!

The story is compelling as you try to save a dragon. (yes a dragon) I will not reveal any more than that but you learn a lot about your character as they slowly work through the amnesia you have from falling from a flying ship (yes I said a flying ship).

If you like games that have more than just fighting and let you level up your character while doing other aspects then this is game for you. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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