Review: Rune Factory 4 Special Remains the Most Polished Game in the Series with New Edition

Farming, adventuring, and dating collide in the comeback of Rune Factory.

02.25.20 - 2:04 PM

Girl in pigtails lifting a stack of massive strawberries overhead while standing in a field

After a long, long hiatus following the closure of original developer Neverland, it seemed all but impossible that we'd see another entry in the Rune Factory series. While Marvelous continues to produce Story of Seasons titles, they haven't seemed keen on continuing the spin-off featuring monsters and adventure. At least, not until last year when they suddenly revealed an updated release of Rune Factory 4 and their plans to finally create Rune Factory 5!

The first of these releases today on Switch, and thanks to Nathan Lee, we have his day-one thoughts for you in this Rune Factory 4 Special review. Does the game retain the magic of its 3DS roots? Find out!

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