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Rune Factory: Frontier

Rune Factory: Frontier
Xseed

March 17th, 2009







Price: $19.99

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Platform: Nintendo Wii

Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (80 votes)

Released: 2009-03-17

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Rune Factory: Frontier by Xseed

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Brand: Xseed Category: Role-Playing Platform: Nintendo Wii ESRB: Everyone 10+


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Description

Our hero enters the frontier, where no one dares enter, to cultivate the unforgiving soil. As time passes, his lonely town of one becomes a town of two, three…until it grows into a town to behold! The town is not the only thing to behold. Among the newcomers are beautiful ladies, who have moved to the town to start a new life. Which one will be our hero’s lucky lady? However, our hero is soon faced with a problem. Creatures of the frontier, many of them hostile towards humans, pose a great threat to the safety of his townsfolk. To find a way to live in peaceful coexistence or perhaps rid of them along with the danger they bring – the decision is up to our hero. From the creators of Harvest Moon and Rune Factory for the DS comes the first installment of Rune Factory for a home console. Developed exclusively for Wii, Rune Factory: Frontier features stunning graphics and takes full advantage of the Wii’s unique controls to fully immerse players in the Rune Factory universe. Rune Factory: Frontier incorporates an open-ended structure that allows players to choose the type of game they wish to experience. Whether it’s growing crops, expanding the town, fighting (or befriending) monsters or even falling in love, the experience is unique to each player.

Features

  • Use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to do everything from plowing, shaking hands with townsfolk to strengthen relationships. (also compatible with the Classic Controller)
  • Open-ended play structure allows for Life Sim gaming, RPG action or a mix of both, however or whenever you want it.
  • NPCs come and go and join the game based on player actions. So, be careful to treat them well or they may get upset and leave the town.
  • You are responsible the fertility of the land, so, breathe life into the barren wilderness through cultivation and begin a food chain that attracts larger and rarer creatures.
  • Explore a floating island in the sky full of wonder and dangers.

Editorial Review

From the creators of Harvest Moon and Rune Factory for the DS comes the first installment of the Rune Factory series for a home console. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo Wii, Rune Factory: Frontier is a singleplayer adventure that features all the popular life Sim gameplay and hack and slash role-playing fans know and cherish, but now with the stunning graphics and flexibility of the Wii's unique control system to fully immerse players in the Rune Factory universe.

'Rune Factory: Frontier' game logo
Farming in 'Rune Factory: Frontier'
Breath life into the land.
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Boss battle in 'Rune Factory: Frontier'
Dungeon crawl for baddies.
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Decision making conversation with NPCs in 'Rune Factory: Frontier'
Make game changing decisions.
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The Story
Our hero enters the frontier, where no one dares enter, to cultivate the unforgiving soil. As time passes, his lonely town of one becomes a town of two, three…until it grows into a town to behold. The town is not the only thing to behold. Among the newcomers are beautiful ladies who have moved to the town to start a new life. Which one will be our hero’s lucky lady? However, our hero is soon faced with a problem. Creatures of the frontier, many of them hostile towards humans, pose a great threat to the safety of his townsfolk. To find a way to live in peaceful coexistence or perhaps destroy them along with the danger they bring – the decision is up to our hero.

Gameplay
As with previous related games, Rune Factory: Frontier features a myriad of Life Sim activities like farming, raising livestock, building relationships with NPCs, etc., as well as role-playing elements like dungeon crawling and item collection and leveling, but in structuring gameplay it goes to great lengths to incorporate an open-ended structure that allows players to choose the type of game they wish to experience at all points in the game. This means that although at the beginning of the game players will find themselves presented with the familiar opportunity of starting a farm, selling their crops at market and by doing so improving the overall prosperity and size of their town, they are not necessarily tied to the land. Although farming is an excellent way to finance adventuring, the rich RPG elements of the game can be pursued at any time. These elements present themselves mostly in the form of battling monsters and bosses that have found their way into the land, but seem to be coming from the mysterious 'Whale Island,' which floats in the sky above your town. Players can either battle the monsters or make friends with them, raising them as a kind of livestock. As with everything in Rune Factory: Frontier, the choice is yours. Whether it's growing crops, expanding the town, fighting (or befriending) monsters or even falling in love, the experience is unique to each player.

Key Game Features:

  • Lifelike Interactions – NPCs will come and go based on the player’s actions. Want to get along with your neighbor? Want to give fellow townsfolk something they might hate? Go ahead, but they may get upset and leave the town. Be nice to attract more newcomers.
  • Natural Ecosystem – Breathe life into the barren wilderness by cultivating it and planting crops. Small creatures (spirits) will gather first, triggering a food chain to later attract larger and rarer creatures. You are responsible for bringing more fertility to the land.
  • Floating Island to Explore – There is an island that floats in the skies. When you see it, you must quickly find a way to get on it as new discoveries await.
  • Intuitive Wii Controls – Use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to do everything. Plow the land, shake hands with townsfolk to strengthen relationships, or even wave it around when you’re on a date with a girl. (Also compatible with the Classic Controller.)
  • Open-ended Play Structure – Whether you prefer Life Sim gaming, Action RPG action or a mix of both, Rune Factory: Frontier lets you game as you want, when you want.
  • Console DebutFrontier is the console debut of the popular Rune Factory series.

More Details

Publisher: Xseed Category: Role-Playing Binding: Video Game Language: English

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