Rune Factory Oceans sees players take control of both Aden and Sonja, lifelong best friends living a peaceful existence on a small island. However, one day they awaken to find themselves afflicted by an ancient curse, with Sonja trapped inside Aden’s body. What’s more, they appear to be trapped in a parallel dimension, with a now unrecognisable version of the island they know and love. The Electronic Theatre Imagestory is delivered in the typically eastern anime manner, with corny characters and touching emotional statements lying around every corner. It’s sickeningly quaint pitch does already have an expansive audience willing to lap it up – especially on the PlayStation 3 – but for some the forceful nature of the cutesypie design may be too much of a barrier to break.