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%%* {{Bishonen}}: Leon, Vishnal, and Dylas.

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%%* * {{Bishonen}}: Leon, Vishnal, and Dylas.Dylas are all very pretty with long hair.


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* DesignItYourselfEquipment: Equipment is insanely customizable, and using the right upgrade materials can bestow all manner of custom abilities on your gear, such as changing its length, allowing it to inflict multiple status effects, or having it grant certain helpful effects.


* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: On par with other games of the series, characters can reach levels in the hundreds with ease. Averted with some of the skill levels, which will only go as high as 99.

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* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: On par with other games of the series, characters can reach levels in the hundreds with ease. Your max level is 50,000, which is five times higher than [[VideoGame/RuneFactory3 Micah's.]] Averted with some of the skill levels, which will only go as high as 99.


*** Also, he called one of his combat pets Sebastian after that butler. The other's name? [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Alfred]].
** Speaking of {{Mons}} names, Clorica's beloved fighting duo are called [[Series/KamenRiderBlack Kotaro]] and [[Series/KamenRiderBlackRX Minami]].
*** And Xiao Pai, keeping with her comic relief motif, named her two buddies as [[Anime/ExcelSaga Menchi]] and [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe Nabeshin]].



** Illuminata yells "[[Franchise/{{AceAttorney}} OBJECTION!]]" in at least one scene.
*** Amber at one point asks Forte "Are you a gumshoe, pal?" Just like Detective Gumshoe.

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** Illuminata yells "[[Franchise/{{AceAttorney}} OBJECTION!]]" in at least one scene.
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Amber at one point asks Forte "Are you a gumshoe, pal?" Just like Detective Gumshoe.



** Illuminata literally has a voice clip where she says "No need, [[Literature/SherlockHolmes my dear Watson!]]"
** One of the exchanges which can happen during a harvest festival:
-->'''Illuminata:'''"[[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} It was you, on your farmland, with the hoe]]! I accuse you of growing that crop!"
-->'''Lest/Frey:'''''(Possible answer)'':"Yes, [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids and your dragon!]]"


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** Illuminata has a number of shoutouts herself:
*** She yells "[[Franchise/{{AceAttorney}} OBJECTION!]]" in at least one scene.
*** Illuminata also has a voice clip where she says "No need, [[Literature/SherlockHolmes my dear Watson!]]"
*** One of the exchanges which can happen during a harvest festival:
-->'''Illuminata:'''"[[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} It was you, on your farmland, with the hoe]]! I accuse you of growing that crop!"
-->'''Lest/Frey:'''''(Possible answer)'':"Yes, [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids and your dragon!]]"
** Some of the pet names during the Buddy Battle festival are shout outs to other franchises:
*** Vishnal called one of his combat pets [[Manga/BlackButler Sebastian]] after the man who inspired him to become a butler. The other's name? [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Alfred]].
*** Clorica's beloved fighting duo are called [[Series/KamenRiderBlack Kotaro]] and [[Series/KamenRiderBlackRX Minami]].
*** Xiao Pai, keeping with her comic relief motif, named her two buddies [[Anime/ExcelSaga Menchi]] and [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe Nabeshin]].

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* AndYourRewardIsParenthood: After getting married, you can choose to have a child. Your child inherits abilities based on who your spouse is, and can become a very powerful party member for it. You can even use a special equipment--the Dolphin Charm--to make their stats equal to yours.

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** When you have the fortune teller assess your compatibility with a party member, she chants [[Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse "Mekka lekka hi... mekka hiney ho!"]]


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Sometimes they aren't even trying to be subtle. The ''very first'' item you receive is the Cheap Hoe.
** The Turtle Shell item description. "A hard turtle shell. Good if you want to make something hard. (Hey, get your mind out of the gutter!)"
** Some of the lines are really suggestive. If Frey marries Dylas, he'll be happy to hear he's moving in with her because "the [restaurant] walls are really thin." The fact that Frey can choose to call him "Big D" and he insists you swear to never, ever use that name in public only makes it worse (could she imply that he's [[IncrediblyLamePun hung like a horse]]?).
** Attempting to sleep in Arthur's old bed after marrying him prompts him to tell Frey that, if they go home, he can let her do "all sorts of spoiled things." Margaret, on the other hand, teases Lest and asks him if he's preparing for children when he tries to sleep in her old bed.
** In the Obsidian Manor there's a journal. The writing starts out normal enough, [[PaintingTheMedium before becoming red colored]]. The journal notes that the reader may be wondering why the change in color, that [[CouldntFindAPen they had run out of ink, but realized they had more ink in their hand]]. Not to mention the silver key described in the journal is red when the main character finds it. The ESRB rating says nothing about blood.
** Lin Fa reflects on pasts mistakes and comments that if she hadn't made a particular mistake, Xiao Pai wouldn't be here now, and [[spoiler:Arthur]] is in fact the illegitimate child [[spoiler:of a mistress to the king]].
** Lin Fa will also make a pointed remark about the player being a 'master bather' when their Bathing skill is high enough.
** The item summary for shells in the English version also has a dick joke, not to mention that while no one ever goes off on a foul mouthed tirade, there's no hesitance on the part of Doug or Dylas to use mild swear words, some of which are voiced. Creator/XSEEDGames was actually expecting the game to receive a T rating.
** After going on enough dates, one of the date spots the main character can take their boyfriend/girlfriend to is their own room. Most will be flustered, but a few will be disappointed that the two don't do anything beyond just spending the time talking to each other in his/her room. Say maybe like, you know, something in the main character's bed.
** In Doug's reverse proposal event, at one point Frey catches Doug and Leon discussing something in private. When she asks, Leon, [[ExactWords by the request of Doug, lies to her]] and outright says that they were talking about Doug's sex life.
** After the De-Fluffing Festival, in which you constantly hit a giant Wooly with safety weapons to remove its fur, Xiao Pai is about to comment on how masochistic the Wooly was, but instead uses a LastSecondWordSwap to comment on its wooliness.
** Leon is prone to very suggestive comments. If Frey is dating him, he can ask her: "If I gave myself to you, would you accept me?" Answering "With pleasure" will make him blush and stutter.
** Doug enjoys throwing horse-themed insults at Dylas. During one of their arguments, he shouts, "Bring it, ''gelding!''" For those who don't know, a gelding is a ''castrated'' male horse...
** One late-game sidequest has you making the rare Turnip Heaven dish and giving it to Arthur. When you do, he promises to eat it slowly, savoring every bite... "As if I was eating you personally."
** Heck, even [[TheIngenue Frey herself]] (or Lest, who's just as innocent at times) manages this, calling [[spoiler:Ethelberd]] a [[PrecisionFStrike bastard]] in his boss battle.
** The end of Dylas's Newlywed Mode episode is a pretty blatant segue to sex. "Taking the reins" indeed!

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Sometimes they aren't even trying
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** The Turtle Shell item description. "A hard turtle shell. Good if you want
future, please check the trope page to make something hard. (Hey, get sure your mind out of example fits the gutter!)"
** Some of the lines are really suggestive. If Frey marries Dylas, he'll be happy to hear he's moving in with her because "the [restaurant] walls are really thin." The fact that Frey can choose to call him "Big D" and he insists you swear to never, ever use that name in public only makes it worse (could she imply that he's [[IncrediblyLamePun hung like a horse]]?).
** Attempting to sleep in Arthur's old bed after marrying him prompts him to tell Frey that, if they go home, he can let her do "all sorts of spoiled things." Margaret, on the other hand, teases Lest and asks him if he's preparing for children when he tries to sleep in her old bed.
** In the Obsidian Manor there's a journal. The writing starts out normal enough, [[PaintingTheMedium before becoming red colored]]. The journal notes that the reader may be wondering why the change in color, that [[CouldntFindAPen they had run out of ink, but realized they had more ink in their hand]]. Not to mention the silver key described in the journal is red when the main character finds it. The ESRB rating says nothing about blood.
** Lin Fa reflects on pasts mistakes and comments that if she hadn't made a particular mistake, Xiao Pai wouldn't be here now, and [[spoiler:Arthur]] is in fact the illegitimate child [[spoiler:of a mistress to the king]].
** Lin Fa will also make a pointed remark about the player being a 'master bather' when their Bathing skill is high enough.
** The item summary for shells in the English version also has a dick joke, not to mention that while no one ever goes off on a foul mouthed tirade, there's no hesitance on the part of Doug or Dylas to use mild swear words, some of which are voiced. Creator/XSEEDGames was actually expecting the game to receive a T rating.
** After going on enough dates, one of the date spots the main character can take their boyfriend/girlfriend to is their own room. Most will be flustered, but a few will be disappointed that the two don't do anything beyond just spending the time talking to each other in his/her room. Say maybe like, you know, something in the main character's bed.
** In Doug's reverse proposal event, at one point Frey catches Doug and Leon discussing something in private. When she asks, Leon, [[ExactWords by the request of Doug, lies to her]] and outright says that they were talking about Doug's sex life.
** After the De-Fluffing Festival, in which you constantly hit a giant Wooly with safety weapons to remove its fur, Xiao Pai is about to comment on how masochistic the Wooly was, but instead uses a LastSecondWordSwap to comment on its wooliness.
** Leon is prone to very suggestive comments. If Frey is dating him, he can ask her: "If I gave myself to you, would you accept me?" Answering "With pleasure" will make him blush and stutter.
** Doug enjoys throwing horse-themed insults at Dylas. During one of their arguments, he shouts, "Bring it, ''gelding!''" For those who don't know, a gelding is a ''castrated'' male horse...
** One late-game sidequest has you making the rare Turnip Heaven dish and giving it to Arthur. When you do, he promises to eat it slowly, savoring every bite... "As if I was eating you personally."
** Heck, even [[TheIngenue Frey herself]] (or Lest, who's just as innocent at times) manages this, calling [[spoiler:Ethelberd]] a [[PrecisionFStrike bastard]] in his boss battle.
** The end of Dylas's Newlywed Mode episode is a pretty blatant segue to sex. "Taking the reins" indeed!
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The game begins with the protagonist riding an airship, carrying valuable cargo on their person. Before they reach their destination they are attacked, and after losing their memory and their cargo from a blow to the head they are tossed overboard. Luckily, their fall is broken by the dragon Ventuswill, who guards the town of Selphia. She has been expecting a member of nobility to come and manage the town, and assumes that this must be them. From then on it becomes job of the player character to attract tourists to their town, to have new festivals implemented or shops built, and to investigate into the strange occurrence of boss monsters taking on human forms after being defeated.

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The game begins with the protagonist riding an airship, carrying valuable cargo on their person. Before they reach their destination destination, they are attacked, and after losing their memory and their cargo from a blow to the head head, they are tossed overboard. Luckily, their fall is broken by the dragon Ventuswill, who guards the town of Selphia. She has been expecting a member of nobility to come and manage the town, and assumes that this must be them. From then on it becomes the job of the player character to attract tourists to their town, to have new festivals implemented or shops built, and to investigate into the strange occurrence of boss monsters taking on human forms after being defeated.



''Rune Factory 4'' was released in Japan on July 19th, 2012 by [=MarvelousAQL=] while North American version was released by Creator/XSEEDGames on October 1st, 2013. [=ZenUnited=] later announced plans to release the game in Europe during Spring 2014, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/20/rune-factory-4-european-release-cancelled/ but now possibly due to Neverland Co. filing for bankruptcy,]] the game was cancelled for release in European countries. However, on October 3rd, 2014, Creator/XSEEDGames announced plans to release Rune Factory 4 in Europe and later released December 11th, 2014 on the Nintendo eShop. An UpdatedRerelease for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch was confirmed during a Nintendo Direct on February 13, 2019, and was released on for February 25, 2020.

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''Rune Factory 4'' was released in Japan on July 19th, 2012 by [=MarvelousAQL=] while North American version was released by Creator/XSEEDGames on October 1st, 2013. [=ZenUnited=] later announced plans to release the game in Europe during Spring 2014, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/20/rune-factory-4-european-release-cancelled/ but now possibly due to Neverland Co. filing for bankruptcy,]] the game was cancelled for release in European countries. However, on October 3rd, 2014, Creator/XSEEDGames announced plans to release Rune Factory 4 in Europe and later released December 11th, 2014 on the Nintendo eShop. An UpdatedRerelease for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch was confirmed during a Nintendo Direct on February 13, 2019, and was released on for February 25, 2020.





This game is the first since the original ''Rune Factory'' to include heavy involvement from the Sechs Empire.

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This game is the first since the original ''Rune Factory'' to include heavy involvement from the [[TheEmpire Sechs Empire]], led by [[BigBad Ethelberd]], who has returned from his defeat in the first game still desiring to TakeOverTheWorld, but also with a genocidal hatred for the Earthmates. Soon, the protagonist and their allies will have to fight against the ambitions of the Empire.

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** The end of Dylas's Newlywed Mode episode is a pretty blatant segue to sex. "Taking the reins" indeed!


** Upon flying to [[spoiler: The Floating Island]] your airship is attacked by monsters, after defeating them Arthur praises your fighting skills, in which you could be humble, or say "Gimme More!" If you say the latter, Arthur will reply "You're like a Tiger! You're GRRRRRRREAT!"

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** Upon flying to [[spoiler: The Floating Island]] your airship is attacked by monsters, after defeating them Arthur praises your fighting skills, in which you could be humble, or say "Gimme More!" If you say the latter, Arthur will reply "You're like a Tiger! You're GRRRRRRREAT!"GRRRRRRREAT!", referencing the Frosted Flakes tagline and tiger mascot.


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** The order to let Raven stay home instead of coming to Selphia every day ends with ([[Series/ThatsSoRaven That's so her!]]).


''Rune Factory 4'' was released in Japan on July 19th, 2012 by [=MarvelousAQL=] while North American version was released by Creator/XSEEDGames on October 1st, 2013. [=ZenUnited=] later announced plans to release the game in Europe during Spring 2014, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/20/rune-factory-4-european-release-cancelled/ but now possibly due to Neverland Co. filing for bankruptcy,]] the game was cancelled for release in European countries. However, on October 3rd, 2014, Creator/XSEEDGames announced plans to release Rune Factory 4 in Europe and later released December 11th, 2014 on the Nintendo eShop. An UpdatedRerelease for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch was confirmed during a Nintendo Direct on February 13, 2019, with a release set for February 25, 2020.

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''Rune Factory 4'' was released in Japan on July 19th, 2012 by [=MarvelousAQL=] while North American version was released by Creator/XSEEDGames on October 1st, 2013. [=ZenUnited=] later announced plans to release the game in Europe during Spring 2014, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/20/rune-factory-4-european-release-cancelled/ but now possibly due to Neverland Co. filing for bankruptcy,]] the game was cancelled for release in European countries. However, on October 3rd, 2014, Creator/XSEEDGames announced plans to release Rune Factory 4 in Europe and later released December 11th, 2014 on the Nintendo eShop. An UpdatedRerelease for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch was confirmed during a Nintendo Direct on February 13, 2019, with a release set and was released on for February 25, 2020.

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* CreepyDoll: The guardian of Obsidian Manor, Marionetta.


** The game also has a few Franchise/{{Pokemon}} references. Dolce quotes the "I choose you" line and tries to send Pico to use Thunderbolt, and Pico comments on how it would have been super effective if she could use it. Clorica makes a pun off of Tentacool and Tentacruel at the Squid Catch Festival.

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** The game also has a few Franchise/{{Pokemon}} references. Dolce quotes the "I choose you" line and tries to send Pico to use Thunderbolt, and Pico comments on how it would have been super effective if she could use it. Clorica makes a pun off of Tentacool and Tentacruel at the Squid Catch Festival. And then there's Amber quoting a certain Youngster:

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** Lin Fa will also make a pointed remark about the player being a 'master bather' when their Bathing skill is high enough.


* AnEntrepeneurIsYou: Don't feel like farming or fighting monsters? Load up your Shop Box with items you no longer need, and start haggling for money from travelers and townspeople. Especially once you start making progress in [[spoiler: Sharance Maze,]] where the items are both high-level and high-tier, and sell for a pretty penny.

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* AnEntrepeneurIsYou: AnEntrepreneurIsYou: Don't feel like farming or fighting monsters? Load up your Shop Box with items you no longer need, and start haggling for money from travelers and townspeople. Especially once you start making progress in [[spoiler: Sharance Maze,]] where the items are both high-level and high-tier, and sell for a pretty penny.

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