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As a wanderer in a town called Kardia, you are discovered by a mysterious girl named "Mist". She, seeing potential in your skills, offers you a house to live in as long a you work and maintain the farmland.

As in other "Harvest Moon" titles, you grow and maintain crops, as well as improve your home with furniture and other items. Your stamina is limited, and every movement you make, whether it be digging, chopping or fighting with a sword depletes this.

A top-view game, Rune Factory incorporates farm-simulation with real-time battling. You can equip weapons and shields, as well as learn and wield magic. Unlike the games in this series previously, you do not care for regular farm animals. Instead, monsters that you capture from the various caverns become yours to use for either farming or fighting.

Again, staying true to the series' roots, it is possible to befriend and eventually marry potential girls in the town. Other features include the presence of variable weather conditions, a "yearly" calender with various set events and seasons, and many side-quests like fishing, and farming within the many caverns.


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Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Screenshot
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Screenshot
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ルーンファクトリー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Game Shark Sep 21, 2007 A- 91
Gamebrink 2007 91 out of 100 91
GameZone Aug 28, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
GamingTrend 2007 530 out of 600 88
Atomic Gamer Sep 06, 2007 85 out of 100 85
IGN UK Feb 17, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84
NGamer Nov 01, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83 Mar 05, 2009 77 out of 100 77
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Sep 15, 2007 7 out of 10 70
That Gaming Site Mar 10, 2009 6 out of 10 60


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So Hai (371) added Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (Nintendo DS) on May 31, 2008