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Rune Factory 4 Special

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

94%

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Based on 35 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchFeb 25, 2020

Publisher: Xseed

Genres: RPG, Simulation

Welcome to Selphia, a region ruled by the Native Dragon Ventuswill...and you! Start an exciting new life in the village and embark on a grand adventure! FEATURES: - Grow crops, raise monsters, catch fish, cook up tasty dishes, and craft powerful equipment. Live your live however you choose! - Become friends (or more than friends) with a charming and interactive cast of characters, and breathe life into the village with seasonal festivals and competitions. - Play though a special story alongside your spouse in the brand-new Newlywed Mode, and fall in love with your favorites all over again! - If you're a Rune Factory 4 fanatic, challenge yourself with a new difficulty mode. - Enjoy new in-game cutscenes, colorful CG illustrations, and an updated opening sequence.

Rune Factory 4 Special Reviews

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For its flaws, Rune Factory 4 Special brings an incredible life-sim/Action-RPG to the Switch.

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Whether you want to whet your appetite before Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes out or you're looking for your next fix after blowing through everything available in Stardew Valley, Rune Factory 4 is the perfect second-life for you. You might feel a bit overwhelmed at first, but once you manage to find your focus the addictive gameplay lets you wash away hours of your day in an instant.

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Rune Factory 4 Special is a delightful game with a ton of content to keep you busy, despite feeling a little overwhelming in the beginning. Good localisation and post-game content around character episodes and a Newly-wed mode will please returning fans.

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GamingTrend

A Kay Purcell
85 / 100
GamingTrend

Rune Factory 4 Special proves just how charming and well-written the Rune Factory games can be. The Switch remaster is just as addictive as charming as the original release was fourteen years ago, and looks even better, thanks to an HD makeover. New content and difficulty modes provide no shortage of replay value, making this a great time sink for newcomers as well as anyone itching to revisit the friendships forged in the town of Selphia.

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Where to Buy

Amazon

Trailers

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Rune Factory 4 Special - Bachelors Trailer (Nintendo Switch)

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