Summon Night: Swordcraft Story Game Boy Advance

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. A fun take on action role-playing games but ultimately ends up a little shallow, mostly due to the combat system.
  2. Game Informer
    70
    Summon Nights wants to be "Chrono Trigger", but it only really reminds me how awesome that classic is, and how much this game isn't it. [Aug 2006, p.92]
  3. The backstory is light, the characters are sometimes charming (and sometimes goofy) and the world is everything you'd expect to find in a Japanese RPG.
  4. It's a basic dungeon crawler at heart, but Summon Night: Swordcraft Story has enough fun with the formula to make it worth playing for role-playing fans.
  5. 70
    It's not exactly a stellar game, but the capable story and unique battle system make it a solid addition to the GBA library.
  6. 60
    An enjoyable RPG thanks to it's excellent, intense battles and the ability to actually create and take responsibility for your weapons, instead of just buying them from a shopkeeper.
  7. Even the presentation pales in comparison to the likes of Golden Sun and the other handheld RPGs we've grown to love or hate over the years.

Awards & Rankings

#8 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2006
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. DEZ
    Nov 12, 2007
    10
    LOVE THIS! It is one of my favorite RPG games, ever!! The characters are adorable and well designed, and the fighting style is awesome! I LOVE THIS! It is one of my favorite RPG games, ever!! The characters are adorable and well designed, and the fighting style is awesome! I love any game that let's you decide to be a girl or a boy (girls play games too!!), especially if it suggests girl/girl romance! Full Review »
  2. DanielS.
    Nov 18, 2006
    10
    "An unsung Hero" This game actually was FUN! After going through many RPGs and just games overall that kept me stuck for weeks or forever... "An unsung Hero" This game actually was FUN! After going through many RPGs and just games overall that kept me stuck for weeks or forever... I was happy to find a game that challenged me and I had to repeat 3-4 battles but just kept me happy with a good storyline filled with humor and drama. Plus a wide variety of characters. It was overall a great game and should be one of the best action-RPGs of the year. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Aug 3, 2006
    10
    This game is amazing. It may be short compared to other GBA games but it's different too.