Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Wii

Metascore
tbd

No score yet - based on 2 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
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  1. Nintendo Power
    Oct 6, 2011
    80
    Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny is good-looking and vibrant, with interesting characters, a compelling plot, and voice acting that's pretty solid. [Oct 2011, p.86]
  2. 75
    The villager interaction, combat, and farming are all serviceable, but none of the singular aspects of the game are spectacular. Series faithful will no doubt dig this game, though they might be put off by the farming simplification.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 8, 2011
    8
    Like all Harvest moon games/Run Factory games, its a love it or hate it. If you like the other games, you will most likely like this game.Like all Harvest moon games/Run Factory games, its a love it or hate it. If you like the other games, you will most likely like this game. The farming is different in this game though. You can made a sapling but you can't water it to make it grow, you have to get monsters to do the work for you. It is some of the most fun i have had with a HM/RF game in a while. The story is also pretty good. Full Review »
  2. Apr 25, 2017
    10
    I don't know why this game is too hated. Actually it has a great story, great characters, the battles are addictive and you have tons ofI don't know why this game is too hated. Actually it has a great story, great characters, the battles are addictive and you have tons of things to do in the game. I spend around 200+ hours in the game and I would like to play it again. The game changes the way you farm and mine for ore but that actually doesn't make it bad, just different from the other games. It even has one of the best final boss from the series. Full Review »
  3. Mar 5, 2014
    3
    In this installment of Rune Factory Nintendo lowered the age of their market and really dropped the ball in possible appeal for adults. TheIn this installment of Rune Factory Nintendo lowered the age of their market and really dropped the ball in possible appeal for adults. The main appeal of using the Wii over other platforms is the ease of holding the devices. If you've had nerve damage or a stroke, gaming can be a form of physical therapy and having some story / adventure helps one to pursue the effort and rewire those nerves. In Tides of Destiny they reduced the story to about a 10 year old mindset and added all sorts of special attacks that require nerve function not present in someone using the device in the manner that they originally marketed it, namely to get the whole family involved. If they had that nerve function they would be using a different gaming platform of which there are many. They added all manner of lights and whistles that are simply confusing to anyone over about 30, and certainly over 50. They totally destroyed the crafting system in that getting in the green zone to improve an item is now random instead of actually aiming at and hitting the green zone as in Rune Factory Frontier.

    The aging gamer is an ignored market that the Wii claimed to want to fill, yet where are the adult adventure games?
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