I definetly think you should at least check out the 3rd one for ds if nothing else(and if you can actually find a copy anymore : P)hope this helps~Harvest Moon games are farming/dating sim games, and RPG elements are almost non-existent. farming, mining, cooking) regularly once everything is set up, and you build relationships with NPCs (and eventually pick one of the bachelor(ette)s to marry).
Rune Factory games are the ones with RPG elements (i.e.
It will be tough finding a copy though, since they aren't being printed anymore.
Asking your local game store for a used one would be your best bet.
I've played The Sims of course, but I get the feeling both series are rather different from that.
It sounds like it has more in common with Animal Crossing(even if I'm sure there's still plenty of differences) in the style of play?
you can still farm, cook, build relationships and get married), and it's definitely worth looking into, based on your opening post.
Judging from what I've read, the dungeons are quite big, the battle system is pretty good, and the characters are supposed to be really interesting and well-developed.
The one wears white clothes are trying to change her high-heel shoe while the other girl looks like waiting someone else.
You need to talk with them and see if you have the chance of dating one of them.
Anyway, thanks for you time, and I hope I get some good feedback on the series and which, if any, games I should look into.* I have only played and /completed/ the 3rd rune factory title for ds.
Anyway, if you like dungeon crawling, challenging and fun boss battles, maintaining a farm, a precious story, colorful cast, and building relationships, then I highly reccomend Rune Factory 3 for the DS.