Rune Factory Series

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreDeveloperLucca's Notes
3DSRune Factory 42013SimulationNeverlandThe farming/dungeon exploring/marriage sim returns; crafting new equipment is essential to improving stats, your child can also join you in combat
DSRune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon2008SimulationNeverlandGrow your farm and level up, and befriend monsters to hire them as farmhands!
DSRune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon2010SimulationNeverlandLike the others, but villagers now have a dynamic AI schedule and the ability to delve into dungeons with the player
DSRune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon2007SimulationNeverlandNow you get to raise crops and slay monsters!
PS3Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny2011ActionNeverlandHarvesting, adventuring, and seafaring in order to raise islands from the bottom of the ocean, with bonus Move controls
PS4Rune Factory 4 Special (DL only)2021SimulationMarvelousSee Switch
SwitchRune Factory 4 Special2020SimulationHakama/NeverlandAdds a new difficulty mode and event scenes for your marriage partner of choice post-matrimony; QoL changes present
SwitchRune Factory 52022SimulationMarvelousInteresting characters and fun farming/adventuring/courting/crafting gameplay hooks, but poor performance
WiiRune Factory: Frontier2009SimulationNeverlandHarvest and dungeon delve, all while trying to prevent a whale island from crashing to the ground!
WiiRune Factory: Tides of Destiny2011SimulationNeverlandMore farming and fighting, with some seafaring sprinkled in!
Xbox OneRune Factory 4 Special (DL only)2021SimulationMarvelousSee Switch
Xbox SeriesRune Factory 4 Special (DL only)2021SimulationMarvelousSee Switch
SwitchRune Factory 3 Special2023SimulationMarvelousVery similar to the DS version, but does add a few QoL features and a post-marriage side story