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Rune Factory on DS

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Rune Factory is a Adventuring game available on the DS. It can be played in Singleplayer Dating modes.

Rune Factory is a Adventuring game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.

Rune Factory can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.

Rune Factory can be played in a Dating mode. Dating videogames are essentially puzzles based around relationships, identity, love and sex. They cast the player as a lonely singleton looking for love, who then has to develop strategies to win the affections of different potential partners, lovers and mates.


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Soulful Gamer review Wed, 14 Apr 2010

Rune Factory for the DS is a delightful and cutesy game straight from the stable of Harvest Moon or Animal Crossing. Though almost overloaded with sugary sentiment I couldn't help but find this one of the most restful and inoffensive games I've ever player. It doesn't succeed with the unnecessary combat but the pastoral nature of farming and the interaction with the townsfolk give this game an unusual, if slightly odd soul.

My first impressions of Rune Factory for the DS were downright lousy. The idea of playing as vacant avatar, tending crops for a few measly gold coins and trying to interact with the most bizarre collection of characters didn't strike me as a fruitful pursuit of my time. It doesn't help that I work outside for a living, so the thought of working on the land isn't as appealing as it obviously was for the Japanese developers of this game and the Harvest Moon series.
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