Moving to a tropical island filled with strange creatures that fight each other while trying to beat leaders for little metal trinkets that prove your strength and evil organizations that want to take over your home is a tough experience we all went through at the age of 10, isn't it.
In one of the most unpopular Pokemon side series, another, under-aged kid has to save another region that can't seem to help itself fight another evil organization that has already tried to take over said region before.
Rune Factory games are known for setting themselves apart from Harvest Moon. This one is definitely unique. Where else do you see best friends stuck in the same body with no foreseeable way out stay so calm.