Thursday, March 26, 2020

Rune Factory DS

The Rune Factory series is an ongoing gaming franchise and a spin-off of the Bokujou Monogatari series made for its 10-year anniversary.

The game combines farming, monster-slaying, and courtship. The gameplay of the Rune Factory series is similar to that of Harvest Moon. The player can grow crops, using upgradeable farm equipment. However, the Harvest Moon game mechanic of purchasing animals has been replaced by defeating and befriending monsters in dungeons. If a monster is tamed, it can help the player in battle, produce goods, or help to tend the crops. The game's combat is in the action role-playing game style. Crops can be planted in different areas to sell for gold; other activities include mining for metal and minerals, fishing, or collecting food such as milk and eggs from befriended monsters. The player can then spend money and material to buy a variety of upgrades for their house, weapons, and tools. 

In addition to their open-ended gameplay, the games possess a linear storyline, which can be furthered by exploring dungeons and defeating certain monsters. Just like in the Harvest Moon series, the main character's relationship with the other villagers increase by talking to them or performing actions that please them, like giving items they like as presents for example. Some of them can even be married if their relationship improves enough. Some games of the series require the protagonist to get married as part of the storyline.

Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (ルーンファクトリー -新牧場物語-, Rūn Fakutorī -Shin Bokujō Monogatari-, lit. Rune Factory - A New Ranch Story -) is the first game in the Rune Factory series for Nintendo DS. It is a role-playing simulation video game series developed by Neverland Co., Ltd. it is a spin-off of the Harvest Moon video game series. It is described by Yoshifumi Hashimoto, producer of the Harvest Moon series, as "Harvest Moon where you wield a sword."

Rune Factory 1 DS - A Fantasy Harvest Moon

Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is a simulation role-playing video game developed by Neverland. It was published in Japan, North America and the PAL regions by Marvelous Entertainment, Natsume and Rising Star Games respectively for the Nintendo DS.

Rune Factory 2 DS

Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is a simulation role-playing video game developed by Neverland and published in Japan by Marvelous Entertainment for the Nintendo DS handheld console. It was published in North America by Natsume in November 2010. It was released in Europe by Rising Star Games on September 2011. It is the fourth game in the Rune Factory series, and the third on the DS.

Rune Factory 3 DS

Desmume 0.9.11

Rune Factory 4 is a role-playing video game developed by Neverland and published by Marvelous AQL for the Nintendo 3DS. It is the sixth game in the Rune Factory series, and the first to be released on the 3DS. It was released in Japan in July 2012, in North America in October 2013, and in PAL regions in December 2014. An enhanced version for the Nintendo Switch, titled Rune Factory 4 Special, was released in Japan in July 2019 and worldwide in February 2020.

Rune Factory 4 3DS