Rune Factory is an RPG Simulation game that was released in 2006 for Nintendo 3DS and DS. It is an open-ended play with a lot of things for exploration. As a player, you have many possibilities. There are plenty of things to do in the game like farming, raising livestock etc. Timing in the game has been set up according to real world as for every second in the real world, 2 minute passes in the game.
You will find monsters which need to be defeated. You can tam a monster so it can help you in various tasks like a battle, harvesting raising crops and many other things. The RPG style combat is nicely designed and offer a unique style of fighting the enemies. Players have limited stamina so you have to fight the battles carefully. Rune Points the fighting capabilities of a player and it depletes as the player complete various tasks. Also, during a fight, you will be rewarded points. The Rune Points and Health can be replenished in the game.
Once your crop is harvested you can sell it for gold. Gold can be used to buy various other items in the game to maximize productivity. Apart from farming, you can also do activities like mining, fishing, collecting food, raising cattle etc.