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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 77 out of 100
  2. Negative: 12 out of 100

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  1. Nov 11, 2013
    7
    A good change of pace to the other RPG's out there. I played Rune Factory Frontier on the Wii, and this is a definite step forward for the franchise. Where Frontier was murky and confusing on how to progress the main story, Rune Factory 4 is clear and concise. The farming and town aspects are fun and are something you just don't see in other games (obvious Harvest Moon comparisonA good change of pace to the other RPG's out there. I played Rune Factory Frontier on the Wii, and this is a definite step forward for the franchise. Where Frontier was murky and confusing on how to progress the main story, Rune Factory 4 is clear and concise. The farming and town aspects are fun and are something you just don't see in other games (obvious Harvest Moon comparison excluded). If you're an RPG fan and looking for either a solid next RPG, or something a little different from the status quo, this is a good place to look. Expand
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Feb 22, 2015
    78
    If words like "pleasant" give you chills then stay away - otherwise pull up a chair and relax a while. [Mar 2015, p.74]
  2. Jan 23, 2015
    82
    A creative proposal that keeps in track with the previous games' gameplay. It becomes redundant after a few hours of battle, but it possess an undoubtful charm.
  3. Jan 20, 2015
    80
    Rune Factory 4 keep the series fun and fresh while finally porting it to Nintendo 3DS. The gameplay is varied and surprisingly exiting. A must have, if you like the genre, if you don’t, try it anyway.