Rune Factory 2
Console: Nintendo DS
Japan Release: January 3, 2008
N.America Release: November 18, 2008
Europe Relese: Unknown
Introduction: The sequel to the original Rune Factory is set several years after Raguna and friends defeated the evil plans of the Sechs Empire. Things are at peace again in Norad Country. In the village of Alvanna, a boy named Kyle has become old enough to travel on his own. Right before he begins his adventures, a strange premonition of doom begins to appear as a strange lady makes an appearance.
Rune Factory 2 spans 2 generations. As you play Kyle and get married, your child (male or female) then takes control over as the main protagonist of the game. Your child can also date other children living in the town, and have an official boyfriend or girlfriend. The child character has a storyline all of his/her own, and it is up to you to figure out what's going on and where your "dad" went.
One of the improvements over Rune Factory 1 is the inventory organization. Instead of having to go into your inventory to change accessories and armor, there are now Touch Pocket tabs in the lower left-corner of the DS touch screen. Tapping on these pockets will open up a larger window, where you can easily equip the items you need.