Players have asked if Kyle ever returns in Rune Factory 2. Is it better to respond truthfully or to keep one 'surprise' in the game in reserve for players to discover themselves?
One can declare categorically that: 'you never will be able to play your father's character again in the 2nd Generation'.
There are three 'endings' in Rune Factory 2. Harvest Moon games are known for false endings but Rune Factory 2 has more false endings than any other game. It is an astounding game.
The first 'ending' is marked by the end of the 1st Generation.
The second 'ending' occurs when you defeat Fiersome.
The third 'ending' occurs when you obtain the Omni-Gate Spell and use it.
I was thinking about the difference between a player who wants a complete strategy guide and one who wants to be surprised at very turn. While I understand the motivation for some one who wants to avoid 'spoilers', the sort of games for which I write strategy guides tend to be non-linear games or games with more than one possible result. In many cases, if a player takes a different path, this may not lead to the 'happiest ending'. I suppose my primary reason for writing guides is to try to guarantee the happiest ending for players.
Those who do not want to know anything about the 'final ending' in Rune Factory 2 should NOT watch the following video!