Last night I popped in my copy of Rune Factory Frontier.  It's been one of my favorite games released this year.  Lots of good solid gameplay, compelling story, good cast, and a well done fantasy setting. My only issue with it is that its too freaking long, which is almost a trademark of the series.  They normally clock into the 60 - 80 hour range, and can go even longer if you choose.  

I ended up putting the game away around 45 hours into it.  I just needed to move on and play something new and I never got back to it.  So here we are 7 months later and I'm finally picking it up again... and I have no idea what the hell I'm supposed to do.  I don't remember the controls well enough.  I don't know what people's favorite gifts are. I don't know the dungeon layouts anymore.  I'm not sure what's up storywise. I don't even remember what crops I'm growing anymore.  

So now I'm faced with a choice.  Do I want to start up fresh or try and struggle and figure out what the hell is what.  With so much stuff in this game I have a feeling that may be fruitless.  Ironic that of all games like this, only Pokemon offers a good refresher of what you last did storywise in the game.

Posted by robio Fri, 06 Nov 2009 13:34:18 (comments: 8)
Fri, 06 Nov 2009 13:38:12
That happened to me recently when I started playing Twilight Princess again after not playing it for nearly two years. I read a strategy guide to bring myself back up to speed, and all was well after a few hours. No idea if that would work with your game, though.
Fri, 06 Nov 2009 14:12:42
I'm debating doing that, but Rune Factory has a lot of micromanagement, and it's fairly non-linear so I'm afraid while I could get a lot of details down I don't think it would tell me excactly what's up.
Fri, 06 Nov 2009 14:58:21
Mass effect did this to me.
Sat, 07 Nov 2009 02:19:31
Put in another 80 hours! You know you want to.
Sat, 07 Nov 2009 02:48:49
Play something short and arcadey (or an FPS), that's what I usually do after playing a long game.
Sat, 07 Nov 2009 03:02:28

Maybe a strategy guide could help you too.
Mon, 09 Nov 2009 18:57:46
I'm afraid of getting back to Vesperia and Lost Odyssey because of this.
Mon, 09 Nov 2009 20:19:17
Well I'm just going to start from scratch.  In all fairness it's a fun game. I liked Frontier a lot. It'll be one of my top games of the year.  And now that I have some experience I'll get through the same stuff in less time, so that's a good thing.  So I'm going to go back and forth between this and Boy and His Blob for the next few weeks.
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