A massive gameworld to explore with nearly a dozen dungeons to delve into.
User reviews: Very Positive (401 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 30, 2012

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"Oldschool 2D-Action JRPG. Nice story, challenging complex hit & block combat, some puzzles, no handholding, no free saving - for veterans only!"

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
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
We clearly see that the person who made this game put his heart and soul into this game. It is a very cute, fun and heartwarming game. I find the difficulty reasonable and get easier as you get more party members. The gameplay is fluid and fun. The story is immersif and passionate, I just wish there was a sequel or a continuation of some sort. I completed the game and I will definatly play it again in the future. My thanks to the autor for sharing this gem with us.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
2D Dark Souls feat. little anime girls
10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Very Classy RPG
- this game reminds me of YS with the maximum level,
- the combat system is hard but amazing,
- the story is actually cool like most animes,
- you can switch through 3 playable characters
- stage designs gives you a retro feel
I give this game a 8.5 out of 10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Cute lolis with swords and magic, a story that's heartwarming and light, yet engaging and a difficulty that reminds me of the classic JRPGs and like. While I do agree the controls _could_ be a bit better, they're far from unusable. They're also not that bad once you get to them. The strange movement inertia on anything you do is annoying at first, but once you get the hang of it you can compensate your timings accordingly. I see a lot of people complain the game is impossibly difficult but I'm on my first playthrough on hard and while it's certainly challening, it's definitely nothing new to people who are familiar with "difficult" games like Ys and the like.

As mentioned in some other reviews, buttom mashing is a one way ticket to an endless loop of dying. Learn your combos and figure out what works on what enemies. What you can use on a slime won't work on a mothbee. What works on a mothbee most certainly won't work on a Cocorat. What works on a Cocorat won't work on a Merkid Mage. Each character you use will obviously require different tactics to use and with each character, your combos and tactic will again change depending on which enemy. It's a challenging game in that you need to be able to quickly execute, chain and modify your tactics as you go because rarely will you ever be fighting just one type of monster at a time.

The game itself is immensely adorable and the localization by Carpe Fulgur is absolutely fantastic. If you're like me, you'll come to love the characters very quickly. (And also feel terrible when you accidentally die. Whoops) The art is definitely a double thumbs up and the variety of character portraits for dialogue really add to the atmosphere and feeling of the game.

One thing I also want to highly praise is the music. I know it's not an international award winning soundtrack or anything, but the cutesy, lighthearted music is really enjoyable.

Overall, just be prepared for a steep learning curve that'll be mercilessly brutal, but once you get the hang of it and you get the ball rolling, oh boy oh boy is this an enjoyable game. Arche's adorable.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Still fooling around with the controls, they're plenty fluid alright and a bit complex too. I say it's pretty darn neat though that's not why I'm gonna recommend this game.

Less than 5 minutes in the game they ask you to go to a blacksmith. You can also search through this manly man's shop and find underwear then claim it for your own.

30/10 would steal undies again
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