A massive gameworld to explore with nearly a dozen dungeons to delve into.
User reviews: Very Positive (242 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 30, 2012

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About This Game

Elemental Stones: stones imbued with the power of an Elemental Spirit, which grant the wielder of one the ability to control that element via 'magic'.

In the country of Scotsholm, three centuries have passed since they were first created. Elemental stones are now mass-produced and widely used, making magic a personal, commonplace part of people's lives.

In this country lives an energetic little girl named Arche. Arche, having moved with her family to a new home in the town of Tonkiness, has begun attending the only school in the area. That school is the Minasa-Ratis School of Magic. And it's here that Arche may discover something amazing about elemental stones... and herself.

Key Features:

  • A massive gameworld to explore - nearly a dozen dungeons to delve into, and easily 25+ hours of gameplay, with lots of extra content to explore!
  • Gorgeous, detailed 2D sprite backgrounds and animations - like the best 16-bit game you never got to play!
  • Classic platformer-RPG action in the vein of some of the true greats of yesteryear!
  • Conquer the challenges before you with intelligent AI companions - you can let them do as they want or customize their behavior to your heart's delight!
  • Stunning, professional-quality music and sound!
  • Full support for Xinput controllers, including the XBox 360 controller, as well as keyboards!

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:Pentium III 1.0GHz
    • Memory:384 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 8 or higher compatible video card
    • DirectX®:dx80
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 8-compatible sound device

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Pentium IV 2.4GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 8 or higher compatible video card
    • DirectX®:dx90
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 8-compatible sound device
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Okay this game has a nice feel for all ages. In this game it's basic dungeon hunting, friends come along, quest, you move to a new town, magic, swords, and a bit of fun. I think this game did envelop for me a nice reminder of old school rpgs and fun. Yet this game brought me much enjoyment and let me be honest. Very adorable, adventure running, and a nice story. I find that this game reminds me of older games but in a more styled fashion. Still the game has it's prime moments to me. I was impressed. 9/10
Posted: October 11
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
A loli carrying a sword almost as big as her.
What could possiby go wrong?
Posted: August 10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
79.8 hrs on record
I like this game. It is effing hard-♥♥♥. Play it one step up from normal, please do. This game will dominate you. Not because it's cheap, but because -You are not good enough.- It is a grand challenge of combo mastery, gaurd and dodge game, precision, platforming, and good rpg sense. By all means, try. I like this game, because it is challenging, and I like challenges.

Also, your heart might grow three sizes if you play this.

Just don't let anyone see you.
Posted: September 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
great game, this game WILL bring you to tears
Posted: August 31
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.7 hrs on record
Don't be fooled by this game. The game looks very girlish but this game has one of the best AI I've ever seen. Its got some fighting elements to it but it is mainly an adventure RPG and a rather difficult one too.

As you are getting used to the controls and the lack of moves you have available at the start of the game the AI will just destroy you by yourself. At these points in the game it isn't very fun but if you can tough through it you'll eventually gain party members and then its starts getting fun. Grinding is pretty big in this game if you don't like getting destroyed by the AI. Some of the dungeons in this game are confusing as well, near the end of the game they get very big and there is no map, but i guess it forces you to grind while figuring out where to go.

All in all, if you're gonna play this game be prepared to get your ♥♥♥ kicked the first few hours (but it'll be worth it).
Posted: May 22
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
28.6 hrs on record
Tres kawaii desu ne. Harder than you might expect.
Stella is best girl. 5/5, bretty good.
Posted: July 14
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Meet the real Dark Souls.
Posted: June 29
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
kawaii as ♥♥♥♥
Posted: May 12
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Holy crackers!
Posted: August 8
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0 of 13 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥ this game
Posted: June 29
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42.3 hrs on record
This is a terrific game.

With over twenty-five hours of fun and challenge, there's so much you'll enjoy in this game.
The story is a very simple one, but it turns out to be very effective and well-written as the game progresses. The dialogue also has a nice mix of things. On one hand, it's very comedic (especially the "Holy Crackers!" line). On another hand, the characters can show emotion and they develop as well (Arche and Sana FTW).
Combat is very fun with two ways to kill an enemy. One can use a sword, and the others can use magic.
When you combine these two, you can dish out insane combos that can make battles very hectic.
There's also puzzle-solving, and requires your teammates to help you out on certain areas, which is a nice plus in my book.
Graphics are surprisingly detailed with fresh anime-styled art well-animated sprites.
Music is also a nice joy to listen to. Whether it be the overworld music (second version) or some of the dungeon music,
they really fit the area they are and you can easily hum into them should you play this game for some time.
As for other things to point out, the game is challenging. It may seem difficult, but luckily, you're free to tone down the difficulty at any time. However, it's best played with the challenge.
I do wish it had local co-op though. The CPU friends play very well, but if you have teammates around, it's also nice to at least have that. Then again, you can give them commands which can help in puzzle-solving.

Overall, this game has become one of my favourite JRPGs of all time and is definitely a fun experience from start to finish.
Whether you're a fan of JRPGs or the Metroidvania genre, you will enjoy this game a lot.
Posted: June 20
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2.1 hrs on record
Best game ever.
Posted: June 23
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23.2 hrs on record
A fun action-RPG with a very well done English adaptation. Be warned though, this game is surprising difficult and has a terribly slow start. Combine that with a bit of floaty controls that take a while to get used to and I can see why a lot of people would give up on it during their initial hour of play.

Just try to plough through it and and you'll find a charming and challenging game that has a good bit of length to it without feeling too padded out, though there is a lot of backtracking in the game. I'd also suggest setting it on Easy and then working yourself up difficulty-wise if you feel like you want more of a challenge, since as I said, the beginning is slow and dying early will more likely frustrate you into quitting rather than continuing.
Posted: June 24
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32.3 hrs on record
Fun and quirky JRPG
Posted: June 21
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1.2 hrs on record
Cute girls doing cruel things, optionally you can call it the "cute 2D anime version of Dark Souls". This game is going to ♥♥♥♥ you. Imaging Germany vs. Brazil World Cup 2014. And Germany is all out of lube.

Sadly Fortune Summoners is nearly unplayble thanks to game breaking bugs. Screen transition? HOW ABOUT A CRASH. And the game has constant screen transitions. Which makes the game crash every ~5 minutes. Carpe Fulgur said they are "investigating", nothing happened. And Lizsoft abandoned this long ago.
CF Forums are full of people with this problem, if you have it, nothing really fixes it. (for like 0,001% deactivation their second monitor works, I personally don't have one...)
Not to mention some performance problems as well, 2500k + HD7950? How about some fps drops - in a 2D game...

If it wouldn't constantly crash, I would recommend it. But in its current state... no.
Posted: August 23
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25.3 hrs on record
This game's actually really hard. Regular monsters will kick your ♥♥♥ if you aren't paying attention. Pretty much every monster in the game has the ability to respond to and dodge your attacks if you just mindlessly walk up to them. If you want an action RPG that isn't just a "hack all the monsters" grindfest, check it out.
Posted: July 10
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40.4 hrs on record
CONTROLLER REQUIRED (not "required" per se, but it makes a huge difference in the fun factor!).

**Please note, that getting the controller to work was a hassle. I used a program in tandem with the game called "JoyToKey". If you've played Binding of Isaac, then you will know what I'm talking about. Using JoyToKey to simply emulate keyboard presses on your controller is the way to go. The built in controller settings to the game really suck.**

I deeply enjoyed this game, thought I confess it had me very frustrated at times. The combat requires a much higher degree of skill than the cutesy graphics would lead you to believe otherwise, but, you still learn to appreciate the depth of play. Once you get a handle on things, it's very satisfying to properly execute maneuvers. Throughout many of the games areas and dungeons, I often felt threated and had to keep sharp in order to avoid an untimely death. There were a couple of times where it was difficult to determine where to go next, however, if you are committed to putting in some effort into exploring, you can figure it out. My displayed play time represents a leisurely play through (40 hours), so don't worry about this game taking far too much time.
Posted: September 13
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23.2 hrs on record
Nice JRPG. Ample play time. Simple and fun. I'd likely play a sequel if there was one.
Posted: August 12
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97.2 hrs on record
First of all, I had played demo of this game before I bought the game so I had a feeling what I was getting myself into. However, game was much longer than I had expected (and I even replayed it a little) with several dungeons and not too short story. Game itself starts with one character but later it will become possible to play one character while having 2 computer controlled characters with you. This is nice because you can choose which of the three characters you want to play. Would you rather swing around huge sword, destroy enemies with destructive spells or be the supporter with heals, debuffs and buffs (even supporter gets a powerful water spell at higher levels). There are several different enemies even though few are improved versions of some other enemies. Some of the dungeon bosses were fun to kill but I honestly think the last boss was little too easy compared to some other bosses.

I really enjoyed graphics & art of this game a lot, same with music. Story was interesting enough and I really enjoyed conversations between characters. Controlling character with keyboard during battles isn't always the easiest thing but nothing you can't really get used to after few hours. Game doesn't really hold your hand when you are trying to figure out who you should talk to next to progress in the story and there were only few times when the game felt a little bit unfair. Inventory was sometimes problematic too, mostly because same kind of items didn't stack, this made it harder to decide which items to keep with me. Some of the dungeons were quite hard not only because of the enemies but mostly because lack of map so I got easily lost in dungeons later in the game.

Despite of some flaws and faults in overall I enjoyed playing the game and I can recommend it.
Posted: September 6
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44.7 hrs on record
If you like RPGs, fun gameplay, cute animu girls, or are a weeaboo, you should buy this game. Its surprisingly really fun, and very witty. I've actually laughed out loud a few times. The only problem is, sometimes it gives you little to no actual idea where the crap you're supposed to go next. However, still totally worth. Try it out.
Posted: August 3
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