So, I finally pulled this game out of my backlog and started playing. I knew I was going to like it - come on, it's Rune Factory
- but I didn't expect how much. I basically blitzed through the game this past week, and it was a complete delight. (Though, I have to mention, I'm a little grumpy that the time counter stops at 99:99:59, because I have complicated feelings about records of how much time I've wasted on playing video games. If you're going to shame me into believing that I'm wasting too much time, I want you to be accurate about it. This is why I like Steam's logs so much.)
ANYWAYS. I've just gotten to the credits scene, so I've finished the "plot" of the game, and I have some thoughts.( In case you didn't get the hint, that means spoilers. )
In summary, I can understand why some people don't like this game. But I thought it was completely worth the money I paid for it. I love that I can play this game on my PS3. I loved that time doesn't pass inside buildings. (Always a feature I talk about, when playing Harvest Moon type games!) I found the character designs to be pretty awesome, and while their character stories were a little odd (seriously, one day I will bitch about Electra's weird characterization with regard to Beatrix), I can ignore it, or it can be fixed with fanfiction.
Now, to complete the game to 100%. I'll need to start making extensive lists of everything I need to make, and every monster I need to defeat and tame. :D