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User reviews: Mostly Positive (372 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 29, 2011

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Includes 3 items: Chantelise - A Tale of Two Sisters, Fortune Summoners, Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

 

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About This Game

Five years ago, a witch's curse beneath the red moon turned Chante into a fairy. Now she and her sister Elise search for a way to transform her back into a human, and in their travels they come across a particular town, which is home to a number of nearby ruins, as well as a peculiar shopkeeper named Aira, and a strange, mercurial fortune-teller who calls herself Elma. Could this place hold the key to returning Chante to normal? Or will it lead to more answers than our two sisters ever wanted to know?...

Key Features

  • A classically-styled action-RPG title for the PC!
  • A treasure to find in every single area!
  • Inventive boss fights to challenge the player!
  • Full controller support, including full Xinput trigger and right-stick camera control support!
  • Five core dungeons, plus two bonus dungeons! Hours and hours of gameplay!
  • Fishing! With collectible fish!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium 4 1.7ghz or Athlon XP 1700+ (or equivalent processor)
    • Memory: 256MB of system RAM (512 recommended for Windows Vista and 7)
    • Graphics: DirectX 8.1-compatible video card of any type with at least 64 megabytes of video RAM; Nvidia and ATI tested (Intel Integrated Graphics below IntelHD series not recommended)
    • DirectX®: 8.1 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 450MB
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1-compatible sound
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Quick Summary
Less forgiving than Dark Souls.

Ten times more fun than Dark Souls.

Purchase Verdict: Yes

Points of Interest

-Some people have complained about the difficult camera controls: I originally had an issue with this, but after rebinding the camera controls from A+S to A+D, I had no problems.

-The game has a great story line (I'm currently on the final bosses.), beautiful art, and an amazing sound track

-This game can be extremely hard, and it takes a lot of strategizing and understanding how each spell and equipment works. However, once you make progress, it is extremely satisfactory and rewarding.
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33 of 55 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I beat the ♥♥♥♥ing crab. I'm done. 10/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
One of the best rpgs i have played. I love how they said ♥♥♥♥ it to leveling and made it so you had to buy your stats. This made it hard and easy at the same time. I almost never thought i would be semi addicted to killing things. You feel joy when ever you kill an enemy. 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Walking is alittle bit weird and the game inst exactly AAA graphics. For JRPG dungeon brawler its fairly challenging and fair. Almost like a little dark souls in difficulty. Actually maybe harder. Once you get into it it is hard to stop coming back to it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Fun little hack 'n slash. Lots of people call it an RPG, but that's simply because it's Japanese. It's a hack and slash through and through. Maybe not worth the $10 price tag, but worth a playthrough if you can get the Fulgar collection on sale.

+ Very challenging. I'd like to say it's 70% good design, and 30% poor design. The good design stems from the different ways you have to approach different enemies and how to handle them when they're attacking from all around.
+ Graphics are charming, although lackluster. It's a 3D game with 3D bosses and 2D items, characters, and enemies that always face the screen. Graphics are reminiscent of Doom's 2.5D rendering, if that makes more sense. The pixel art is nice, character illustrations are generic anime caricatures which don't insult the eye too much.
+ A fishing minigame exists for those of you who want a Japanese game with lots of grind. I never bothered with it.
+ Lots of secrets in each level.

- Maybe too challenging, and not in a good way. As I said before, the challenge is 30% poor design; that stems from ♥♥♥♥♥♥ magic stone mechanics, poor hitboxes that stem from having 2D sprites represent 3D characters, and no immunity after getting stunned, meaning a boss can basically one-hit you if you get hit by some unavoidable attacks.
- The magic stones aren't implemented very well.
It works like this: There are 4 kinds of stones and 6 slots. You can use one stone, two stones, three stones, or four stones at a time for obviously more powerful attacks if you use more stones. However, you're locked out of the higher-tier powerups if you pick up a random permutation of stones - you can't use two blue stones and one green stone to heal, for example, you'll just end up firing the two-blue-stone attack while wasting a green stone. This can be frustrating when battling an enemy since the button to pick up stones happens to be the same one you use to attack, meaning you can ♥♥♥♥ yourself over with stones when you need to heal.
If you want to drop stones, you hold the cast magic button for five seconds. It's a pain in the ♥♥♥ and not viable when you're in a tight spot.
Also, stone drops are random every time you hit an enemy. This means that you have to rely on the RNG to give you a good set of stones, especially when you're fighting a boss and you desperately need blue stones to heal.
- The music is so ♥♥♥♥ing horrendous. I played the kazoo version of Armstrong's boss theme from the MGR soundtrack during the final boss's final form and it was actually better than the in-game music.
- The story sucks and the final boss is anticlimatic. For ♥♥♥♥'s sake, you don't even SEE the witch, let alone fight her.

Despite its flaws, it's a fun game if you're man enough to be the little girl.
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