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Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (DS) - due out February 13th!

Written by bidden_sue on Thursday, 5 February 2009No Comment

Harvest Moon…Mmm, you either love it or hate it. It’s a cute simulation game where you own a farm, tend crops, look after livestock, get married - very addictive, and very popular. So what’s different? Well, what do you get if you take all the best elements of that formula and combine them with a dungeons and dragons style fantasy RPG? Rune Factory is what, and it’s going to be a huge success!

My boys imported this from the States last year, and they absolutely love it. This to me, is always a good litmus test, because they are quire fussy with what they will play.

It’s another game that will quickly eat up your day, as you plant crops, go fishing then battle a few monsters before lunch. Relaxing, yet also stimulating. If you have enjoyed any of the Sims, MySims, Animal Crossing or old Harvest Moon games but wished for a little more action, then this is certainly the one for you.

With Rune Factory 2 due out soon in the States and Rune Factory: Frontier soon to be released on the Wii, this franchise is promising to be a very enjoyable experience all round.  But don’t worry, if the idea is all a bit too much for hardened Harvest Moon fans, there is always Harvest Fishing, due out at the end of March on the DS.

More details on those other titles will be released in due course. Watch this space.

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