Přidáno: 4. března
Fortune Summoners is a side-scrolling/platformer/puzzle/hack'n'slash/JRPG. Many people have likened it to Dark Souls, however I have never played Dark Souls so I wouldn't know. All I know is that I really fell in love with this game, and it broke my heart. Allow me to explain.
The story starts a young girl named Arche whose family has just moved into a new town, and she has enrolled in the local magic school. From there she and her two new friends embark on adventures around the countryside, exploring caves, helping people and such. There is more to the story, but I shan't spoil it for you.
Before I talk about anything else, I must address (as just about every review does) the controls. They aren't the easiest to learn and master, but it is possible if you just practice. One should definitely not expect to have mastered them without putting in at least an hour practicing against some basic enemies - you won't be able to beat this game by simply spamming the attack button - but I whole heartedly encourage anyone who likes a challenge to keep at it. The sense of accomplishment is well worth it.
I should emphasise that THIS GAME IS CHALLENGING - do not let it's happy-go-lucky illustrations and music fool you. The vast majority of negative reviews simply slate the controls. I can only assume those players didn't know what they were getting into and just gave up without taking the time to get to grips with the controls. Coupled with the surprisingly fiendish AI it will take some time to master.
Now, I have completed this game and from start to finish I was charmed by the characters, the simplistic yet elegeant storyline, the pleasant and atmospheric music, and the challenge that the game itself presented. You remember all those games you played as a kid, you know, those ones 'that you never managed to beat'? This is what this game was to me. It gave me a sense of nostalgia even though I'd never played it before, and a sense of longing for that time when you're just a child playing your first RPG for the first time, and everything is so whimsical and fascinating.
Sadly, this story does have a sad ending, hence my broken heart.
Just as I was thinking that the game was about to explode into a larger world ripe for the exploring, it ended, and I was presented with the classic 'To Be Continued' message. Undeterred I sought out any sign of a sequel, and unfortunately Lizsoft - the studio that made the game - has since stopped operating.
In conclusion, there will be no sequel. EVER.
The three girls will never get to finish the grand adventure that only just seemed to be starting when the game came to an end, and that is how this game broke my heart.
Nevertheless, I fully recommend this game to anyone who wants to experience that retro-like challenge combined with a simple yet engaging storyline. This game really did make me feel like a kid again, and I can't say that about many games.
Just be prepared for the gut-wrenching lack of closure at the end.