Rune Factory 4

released on Jul 19, 2012

Rune Factory 4 marks the return of the popular Harvest Moon spinoff that combines farming with dungeon adventuring. For the first time in the series, the player can select to play as a male or female hero, and potential suitors of either gender are also available in order to pursue love, marriage, and possibly a child. As the newly-appointed prince or princess, you can fulfill your royal duties of protecting the town from invaders, or take a more rural approach to governing by raising your own fruits and vegetables and helping townsfolk. Should some dungeon adventuring be on the days itinerary, you can select from the castles vast armament of swords, spears, and staffs along with magic for battle against dangerous foes, or even bring along a companion or friendly monster to aid you during your travels.

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got bored during the fucking tutorial

sunk hundreds of hours into this but RNG hell still managed to keep me single. thank god for the switch version.

I'd tried multiple farming games in the past and of all of them, this one scratches the itch for one best and succeeds where all others failed me.
forte is best girl

if only they would let me be gay 😔

i had fun with this game and i liked it a lot more than i thought i would!

i was going through a health crisis when i first picked up this game so i think i may have irrevocably emotionally bonded myself to it, but in any case it is a very very good game. each and every one of the characters stuck to my brain like glue and would not let go no matter what i did, and the plot drew me in so thoroughly that for maybe a week straight i was doing basically nothing else but sleeping and playing this game and maybe eating if i remembered to. the difficulty level presents a nice challenge that only got frustrating to me past the main story. took a really long time to get through for someone playing it nigh 24/7, and it has has a crazy amount of replayability to me as well- i havent had a single time where starting up a new save file ended in it getting abandoned 8 minutes in, which is a feat even some of my favorite games have not been able to pull off. thanks rune factory 4 for making me not forcibly pull my skeleton out of my body being on bedrest! to this day i recommend this game to all of my friends and consider it to sit firmly in my selection of Some Of the Most Games Ever