On this week’s Random Encounter, we’re delving into two recent farm-sim RPGs, exploring if they bring anything new to the genre.
First, Niki takes us through the remaster/remake of the classic DS farm-sim Rune Factory 3 Special. Is there anything genuinely special about it, or should you stick with more recent entries of the series? Following that, Sam visits the enchanting universe of Fae Farm. Does it set itself apart in the saturated market of farming simulations, or do the numerous bugs salt the fields for the future of this title? Finally, our panel takes a moment to consider the influence of the original SNES Harvest Moon. How has this classic shaped the farm-sim genre, and what traces of its legacy can be found in modern titles?
Featuring: Jono Logan, Niki Fakhoori, and Sam-James Gordon; Edited by Jono Logan
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