Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone
Haykil Aug 16, 2013 @ 12:23am
Just started Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Element Stone & Recettear An Item Shop's Tale
Wish me the best of luck. Hopefully, it is enjoyable. Purchased a few months ago. Didn't start playing 'til now.
Last edited by Haykil; Aug 16, 2013 @ 12:25am
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Tower of Silence Aug 30, 2013 @ 4:22pm 
Best advice I can give you for FS is to take your time and prepare for each zone/stage (get items, decent gear, etc). Learn the controls and combos and actually use some tactics for each fight. The difficulty will increase with each stage, but it's doable if you keep your cool. What unfolds then is an awesome little game that you will surely remember.
Haykil Sep 1, 2013 @ 11:38pm 
Originally posted by Tower of Silence:
Best advice I can give you for FS is to take your time and prepare for each zone/stage (get items, decent gear, etc). Learn the controls and combos and actually use some tactics for each fight. The difficulty will increase with each stage, but it's doable if you keep your cool. What unfolds then is an awesome little game that you will surely remember.
I'm still trying to beat the first boss. I haven't had the time to play the game. Also I didn't have the motivation to beat the first boss because I thought he was too "hard". Once I get the time, I will start playing this game again and hopefully I will beat the first boss.
SanguineTear Sep 2, 2013 @ 9:31am 
Yeah the first boss seems to be one of the harder ones in my experience, mainly because at that point you are still getting familiar with the controls, how to time things, and so on. He isn't too bad though, you just have to really focus on timing your attacks/blocks/dodges correctly and learning his attack patterns. And keeping him away from Sana, unless you're playing as her of course. Which, if all else fails, may not be a bad idea because Archie is pretty beastly when controlled by the AI. You'd just have to be sure and keep her healed and attempt to get a potshot in with Sana's ice attack.
Tower of Silence Sep 4, 2013 @ 5:12am 
Agreed, the first boss is actually pretty strong (not that other bosses are "easy"). Best thing I could do was keeping the combo going and always keeping heals at hand (you can quickheal at any time, it just takes a while for it to trigger when in battle). Oh and block, block is important if you're using Arche. Learn how to block and counter as soon as you can because you're going to need it later on.
Haykil Sep 8, 2013 @ 12:41am 
I'm starting to get very busy in the next week, so unfortunately I might not get the time to play the game next week. But when I do have the spare time, I will play it.
Koowluh Sep 15, 2013 @ 8:19am 
This topic seems the best to bring up my questions too. I've just finished Chantelise (after cheating the end boss, I got reaaaaally tired of it :( ).

What can I expect from this game?

Is it the same as Chantelise in difficulty?

Should I expect end boss Chantelise difficulty for this one?

Quick reflexes to get something done?

I'm more the casual type of gamer these days so I'm wondering how much enjoyment I will get out of this game. I don't need a press X to win kind of game, but I don't like these twitch reflex games either.

Thank you for your answers.
CBanana Sep 15, 2013 @ 11:37am 
Originally posted by Koowluh:
What can I expect from this game?

Expect a party based side scrolling action JRPG with a high difficulty and huge emphasis on timing/combos. Both enemy and companion AI are excellent. Unfortunately there's no multiplayer.

Is it the same as Chantelise in difficulty?

On the setting I played on, the difficulty was one or two notches higher than Chantelise. Chantelise also allowed you to grind endlessly to become more powerful while Fortune Summoners limits how much you're allowed to grind.

Should I expect end boss Chantelise difficulty for this one?

From what I remember, the final boss of Chantelise required some quirky tricks involving spell combos and the darkness crystal to keep the fight more manageable. Quirky tricks aren't necessary with any of the bosses in Fortune Summoners but overall I'd say they're a slight bit more difficult. One note is that there are save points before every boss in Fortune Summoners unlike Chantelise.

Quick reflexes to get something done?

Fortune Summoners is more about smart timing, learning the combo system, and managing party resources rather than outright being about fast reflexes.
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Koowluh Sep 17, 2013 @ 9:04am 
I actually bit the bullet without waiting for a reply and I must concur with the generic view of this game. The controls feel slippery and a bit unwieldy. I managed to reach the first boss (I think) which handed me my behinds. Not sure if I should continue with the game or not.

Thank you for your reply. The jury is still out on this one.
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