WorthPlaying writes: "Natsume's Harvest Moon games, for all their similarities, tend to do a lot of things differently. Some are focused on interpersonal relationships, some on farming, some on marriage, and some on collecting items. The biggest change of all, however, came from Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon, which changed the formula by combining Harvest Moon's traditional farming gameplay with the sword-and-magic action RPG inspired by games like Zelda. It seemed like an odd combination, but the end result was extremely solid. Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is the sequel to the first game, and while it doesn't change much, it brings more of the same fun gameplay that Harvest Moon fans have come to expect."