Average User Score: 8.0Nov 11, 2013My fears before buying Rune Factory 4 were that it would be too easy and that the farming/sim aspects from Harvest Moon would be overshadowedMy fears before buying Rune Factory 4 were that it would be too easy and that the farming/sim aspects from Harvest Moon would be overshadowed by the dungeon crawling. But both elements are very well done! On hard mode, the challenge is akin to Dark Souls or Monster Hunter and the farming is as good as any of the Harvest Moon games, maybe even better.
The characters, in contrast to the down to earth types from the HM games, are very anime/RPG inspired which might turn some people off. Personally, I found everyone to be charming and it wasn't too long before I felt like a part of the community.
The numerous cliches are quite satirical and entertaining if you are a fan of JRPGs. The story actually gets pretty good later on, which was a nice surprise.
The graphics could be better. The 2d portraits are nice but the 3d is lackluster. After playing this fro a bit, I bought Rune Factory Frontier and the graphics in that game are so nice compared to RF4. I hope the next portable installment gets the Frontier treatment. It's not a big deal though and it still looks great compared to the previous Rune factory games on the DS.
This is a great game that I recommend to anyone who has ever thought: "Harvest Moon is really fun, but I want to fight monsters too!"… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Aug 30, 2013I sunk probably 20+ hours on the free demo and that was only 3 songs. Now with 38 great tracks, 4 difficulty levels, hundreds of unlockables,I sunk probably 20+ hours on the free demo and that was only 3 songs. Now with 38 great tracks, 4 difficulty levels, hundreds of unlockables, and a robust edit mode I still need to break into, I feel I have the rhythm game of the decade. Project Diva's international debut is a grand success for fans of Hatsune Miku and rhythm game aficionados alike. It's fun, it's pretty, it sounds great, and is a surprisingly intense challenge, even for veteran rhythm gamers. Here's hoping Sega will keep bringing future Project Diva games across the pond.… Expand