Rune Factory 4

Rune Factory 4 is a role-playing video game developed by Neverland and published by Marvelous AQL for the Nintendo 3DS. It is the sixth game in the Rune Factory series, and the first to be released on the 3DS. It was released in Japan in July 2012, in North America in October 2013, and in PAL regions in December 2014. An enhanced version, titled Rune Factory 4 Special, was released for the Nintendo Switch in Japan in July 2019 and worldwide in February 2020. It was also released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows in 2021.

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My start to the Rune Factory series began with this game, shortly after I had hacked my DS and was looking for games to download. I did so with this game on a whim, and it ended up being one of my most loved games on the system ever, convincing me to give even more games a chance! What I love most about this game is the ability to level up... Well, anything and everything! Sleeping, walking, running, bathing, as well as your more traditional skills such as weapon specific level ups, defense, fishing, farming, etc. Really fills the brain with much needed feel good when you're constantly being rewarded for doing literally anything in game LOL. I love this game so much that even though I downloaded it onto my DS, I bought it again on my PC!

Rune Factory manages to collide three of my favourite game genres and make them work seamlessly together: Otome/dating sim, farming sim, and RPG! One of my most beloved features of this title is the marriage candidates! Unfortunately, you cannot be anything but straight in this title— But! In Rune Factory 5 (steam | switch) you have the option of same sex marriage.

My go to husband in the game is Dylas! He's half horse, and it's always really funny to me that one of the nicknames you can give him is Big D (that he's incredibly embarrassed about LOL) !!! I love a good tsundere husband, and every playthrough I've married him <3

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