Kirby isn’t the only major release this week, Switch fans in the west can finally get their hands on it. Rune Factory 5.
Now that the game has been around for a few days, we’ve put together some reviews. If you haven’t checked out our rune factory 5 review from Nintendo Life yet, be sure to check it out. We said you’d love this game if you like RPGs and farm sims, but we noticed some performance issues and gave it 7/10 stars.
So what do other reviews say? IGN was not so condescending – score 6/10:
“Rune Factory 5 is a fun chewy fodder thanks to the soil fertilized by its predecessors, but its attempt to jump into a 3D world leaves it wrestling with a lot of frustrating technical challenges.”
Digital Trends had everything for a farmer’s life – awarded it 3.5/5 stars, but was not sure how accessible it would be for beginners:
“Rune Factory 5 should appeal to longtime fans or those who enjoy games that cross between several categories, including farm sims, dating sims, and JRPGs. However, I don’t see him having much popularity because of the barriers he creates for newbies.”
RPgamer said it was a pretty chill experience, with a final rating of 3.5/5 stars:
Rune Factory has always been a chill experience with some light RPG elements, and that’s exactly what the newest game offers.”
mako reactor gave the game a respectable 7.5/10, but felt it needed a bit more time to reach its full potential:
“Rune Factory 5 is an ambitious game in the series that does well on many fronts but suffers from many technical and structural issues. the best games in a very long time, while Rune Factory 5 feels like it needs more time to reach its full potential.”
As well as Downloaded digitally compared it to comfort food – giving it 4/5 stars:
“Rune Factory 5 plays pretty conservatively, which is good for her. It’s a comfort food of sorts, and while it may be worth it on store shelves, given that it’s been released in the tail of so many excellent, intelligent, innovative, and big role-playing games, it’s a game of simple pleasures and enjoyable experiences. Sometimes that’s enough.”
Have you tried Rune Factory 5 on Nintendo Switch yet? What are your own impressions? Tell us below.