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  • Summary: 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
    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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Feb 15, 2012
    78
    Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone is hard as hell. For beat it you have to make practice with the slow control system, but in the end is a good indie JRPG.
  2. Feb 6, 2012
    75
    Don't let its charming aspect fool you. Fortune Summoners is a game that can challenge the most experienced and skillfull players thanks to its hard but fair combat system, which requires the player to be mindful of how and when strike for maximum effect. It has some technical shortcomings, and can be really frustrating, but overall it's another small jewel brought to west flawlessly by Carpe Fulgur.
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    60
    A frustrating, obtuse, weirdly satisfying experience, covered in yayness and cute. [Apr 2012, p.56]
  4. PC Gamer
    Mar 21, 2012
    58
    Held back by a difficulty that isn't satisfying to overcome, but annoying for its fiddly controls and cheating AI. [May 2012, p.77]
  5. Feb 9, 2012
    50
    This is a disturbingly conservative action RPG that functions as a museum of bad game design.
  6. Mar 6, 2012
    30
    After wasting thirty hours of my time, this is one game that has no right to pass kindergarten.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Feb 12, 2012
    10
    At first glance, one could very easily fool ones self into believing this is an offline Maple Story. They would be VERY mistaken. The combatAt first glance, one could very easily fool ones self into believing this is an offline Maple Story. They would be VERY mistaken. The combat system the developers have chosen to implement was extraordinarily complex and rewarding, plus the amount of content crammed into this game was pretty insane as well. It is a 2D platformer / RPG with cheesy anime dialogue, and pretty 1 Dimensional characters, but it does its job.... it kept me entertained for a substantial period of time. A+ in my book, and I was glad that I bought it. Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2012
    10
    Very good JRPG sidescroller. It has a very classic feel to it, but the art design and sound are by no means dated.

    This game is hard and
    Very good JRPG sidescroller. It has a very classic feel to it, but the art design and sound are by no means dated.

    This game is hard and even brutal at times though it stays fair.
    The combat/controls are very responsive and I would very much compare it with the way one controls a character in Street Fighter when in fighting, this also means you can not charge at mobs and expect to beat them as they all need to be defeated in a certain way and require skill. The game is also translated good, to the point where one is unable to tell
    Story-wise it's nothing ground breaking yet satisfying, but the perspective one is given is to my liking.
    Characters feel very alive and all represent a stereotype or another.

    It will not hold your hand on the way through, expect to do some digging around in order to find out what to do next, but as there are many walkthroughs already it will be of no hassle.

    Try the demo as it will reveal a great bit about the game.
    For what this game is : 10/10
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  3. Feb 21, 2012
    10
    A little gem, that will go unnoticed by most people. But I have to say that this 2d game was so much better and so much more entertaining thanA little gem, that will go unnoticed by most people. But I have to say that this 2d game was so much better and so much more entertaining than 99% of the games that we get these days. It took me 40 in-game hours to complete it and it was worth it. I had a feeling that I just finished reading an amazing book. If you are into jrpgs, warm and colorful stories, give this gem a try and I bet you won't regret it. Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2012
    8
    This game is a solid plataformer with some RPG touches. The story is terrible and full of kawaii cliches, but the gameplay makes it worthy.This game is a solid plataformer with some RPG touches. The story is terrible and full of kawaii cliches, but the gameplay makes it worthy. The combat and magic system is complex, with lots of combos, the AI of the companions is good and the regular enemies do present a challenge. This is a hard game, even the normal enemies can, and will, kill you many times. So if you don´t stand repeating a couple of times a certain area don´t get near this game.
    The greatest problem of this game is that a small time passes between the moment you press the button and the moment the character executes the action. I don´t know if this is a design choice or some kind of bug, but sometimes, specially during the first fights against aerial foes can drive you crazy.
    Overall a good and enjoyable game that is worth much more than it´s market price.
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  5. Mar 9, 2012
    8
    The gameplay is fun and the combat system is far better than expected, it is both fun while there is plenty of moves you can do. Only thingThe gameplay is fun and the combat system is far better than expected, it is both fun while there is plenty of moves you can do. Only thing could be that the companion AI is a bit too good, especially if you let it play as the main character and see her wreck up some combos while dodging pretty much everything.
    The story in the game isn't exactly a masterpiece, but it isn't exactly bad either. Graphically it isn't really anything to brag about, the animations are pretty good and so on, sadly the game does not support higher resolutions(Though what to expect) There is plenty of hours to put in the game, and it is cheap too.
    If you are interested in the game but aren't certain about buying it then I recommend getting it on a Steam sale.
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  6. Oct 9, 2012
    8
    When I saw this game in the steam store, I first thought to myself, a bunch of little girls running around killing things? whaaa?...Then IWhen I saw this game in the steam store, I first thought to myself, a bunch of little girls running around killing things? whaaa?...Then I decided to try it out since I do enjoy side scrolling beat 'em ups, and I was surprised to how much I enjoyed the combat as well as the cutesy dialog, This is an example of a person who plays games and knows what to add into games, game developers today I think goto school to learn how to make games and have not actually played a game in their life, that or lost touch with their gaming side. Expand
  7. Dec 15, 2012
    7
    If there's anything that needs to be said about this game, it's that it is incredibly difficult. The difficulty borders along that line ofIf there's anything that needs to be said about this game, it's that it is incredibly difficult. The difficulty borders along that line of "Incredibly Satisfying" and "Pull your hair out from irritation". It takes a LOT of getting used to, but overall this game is charming, cute, and funny. The story isn't exactly mind blowing, but the like-able characters make it worth sitting down and listening to. There are some obvious flaws, like massive difficulty spikes, unfair situations, and a bit of repetivity, but overall the goods outweigh the bads by quite a bit.
    Anyone who is a fan of anime and jrpg's should pick it up, and anyone looking for a good challenge, but otherwise, don't bother with it.
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