Yay for finding a game! I haven't played Harvest Moon nor Rune Factory, although I have heard of those games. Adventure Island 2 rings... a very vague bell name-wise. Probably know of it from my friend who knows a heck of a lot about games.
I think the PLxAA game released a year or two ago. Here it's still remained at a high full price every time I had seen it. AA games are also good for their story and characters. Every so often Capcom does do eshop sales and they have the AA trilogy (first three games) as an option, so that's something to consider. I'm fine with puzzle ans will likely go for completionist for that game. =)
That gif is amusing and I can see why it reminds you of that story, haha. That was a fun one to write.
It was a good thing that you told me about checking the 3DS eShop when you did. Because while I didn't find SMT4, I did find Rune Factory 4 on sale, and bought that because I wanted to try the series. I've been a fan of Harvest Moon (which is the farming side of Rune Factory) since the first GameBoy game, and Rune Factory combines that with an RPG system with stats.
I just haven't played it yet because I also bought Adventure Island 2 on the Virtual Console, and that's a game that I've been trying to get through for years. So it's easier now with save states.
I'm surprised I haven't heard more about the Professor Layton/Ace Attorney game yet! That was so hyped up when it was announced. Now, I didn't even know it was released. I haven't played any Ace Attorney games (heh), but I have played the first three Professor Layton games. The stories are really the best part about those games. If you're going to go for a completionist run of them, then prepare yourself for a lot of puzzles. But I do recommend them just for the stories.
Also, I saw this and thought of a story you wrote once, speaking of Ace Attorney.