Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
Platform: Playstation 3/Nintendo Wii
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
Story: Two lifelong friends were living a tranquil life on Fenith Island when a strange disaster trapped both of their souls in the same body. On top of that, the Island they knew is now gone, replaced by an island with many new places, people, and a giant golem! Start a farm, fish, craft items, cook, compete in festivals, and wade through the ocean atop your golem to find new and mysterious islands, and uncover the mysterious of this new world.
Graphics: Both versions of the game have pretty good graphics, but the Playstation 3 version supports sharper and more realistic visuals, even though the game keeps a somewhat cartoon-like feel.
Sound: Whether your fighting monsters in an ancient temple, or tending to your crops, the music matches your surroundings. For temples, its dark and mysterious. For your farm, bright and cheery. And for your house, warm and inviting.
Controls: The controls are a bit confusing, and can be hard to learn on the Playstation version, whereas the Wii's controls are perfectly mapped out to use the Wiimote and the nunchuck. However, the playstation version also supports the use of the PS3 Motion Controller if you prefer a more active gameplay.
Extras: There aren't really any extras in this game, besides an area located on the main menu where you can review cut scenes you've already unlocked. This is likely because the game packs so much into the storyline.
Overall Rating: 8 out of 10