gamrReview - "The Rune Factory series has always been a strange kind of beast. Trying to balance the meticulous and geographically static nature of farming with going out to explore dungeon crawler style can be difficult. Which do the fans want more and which should Natsume put its focus most into? Previous games I would say the focus has been more so on farming than the combat system or exploring, but that seems to be changing with Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny. Only time will tell if that was for better or for worse……or I could just tell you right now."