Dark Summoner (JP)
500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads
- It's original in its own way
- Only hardcore games will appreciate it
A RPG with a twist
Beware: this is the Japanese version. Unless you master the sacred language of the land of the rising sun, look for the English version not far from here. Our original review on Dark Summoner can be read below for your convenience.
Usually, in RPGs summoning is a poor school in comparison to others (mainly because summoners are always invoking monsters less powerful than themselves), so the first thing that caught my attention about Dark Summoner was if was able to give summonings the place they deserve. Once I watched the Lord-of-the-Rings-like intro, I definitively knew that I wanted to review it.
What I found is a straight forward game, where battles are reduced to stats and there isn't any strategy at all. You become a passive player. Likewise, missions are fulfilled by a tap on an "ok" button. Artwork is good, but can't be enjoyed too much because we usually see cropped images of the monsters used as avatars. Yes, it's true that this game can become actually addictive, but only if you like to play a game where it will take a long while to positively have control about what you can do or not. In the end, the only thing related to RPGs are the theme and that there are stats. It'd be more like a pretending trading card game.
Music deserves a special mention, it's a sort of baroque chorus mixed on an epic soundtrack. Likewise, brief one second or so cinematic sequences are awesome, and it's a pity that they contrast so much with the boring battles. Lastly, updates are annoying. This app needs to check if there are new updates every time we run it.
Although it's true that there must be hundred of monsters and quests to do, we can only recommend this Dark Summoner to hardcore gamers looking for something new.
Ranked #1 in both Japan and North America!
Dark Summoner, One of the Most Popular Fantasy Adventure Games on smartphone!
Monster Designs by Many Famous Artists!
* This game will run on Android 2.2 and higher, but some display issues may arise on devices running other OS versions.
High-quality game that has been downloaded over 7 million times worldwide!
Dark Summoner continues to evolve without bounds!
The Clan League has been officially released!
Battle alongside your Allies!
Bring about an end to the war that's plunged the world into chaos!
Summon powerful Rare Monsters and power them up to be mighty warriors for your cause.
Form Clans with your friends and aim for the top rank!
■ Featuring artwork by many famous Japanese and international artists!
A large number of artists from Japan and other countries have contributed to the game.
Gorgeous illustrations and intense CG movies deepen the game experience.
■Features over 2,800 Monsters!
Featuring more than 1,200 types of monsters designed by famous artists!
Monsters are frequently added! Get them all to complete your collection!
■ Power up your monsters!
Make sacrifices to the monsters you've collected to create the strongest team.
Raise epic monsters and become the best!
■ Team up with friends to defeat legendary Dark Lord Raid Bosses!
Summon legendary Dark Lords using items gathered from completing missions.
Cooperate with friends to defeat the Dark Lords and their unbelievable power!
Defeated Dark Lords will join your team!
■ Form Clans with your friends!
Create and develop Clans with your friends to gain bonuses!
Battle against your Clan mates in future in-game events!
Secure your spot in history alongside your friends!
■Craft Relica that can influence the outcome of Battle!
Monsters aren't the only vital part of Battles!
Gather Magic Crystals to Craft powerful Items,
and equip them to boost your stats!
There are endless combinations! Find the one that suits your play style!
■ Only have a few minutes free? That's OK!
The game is playable even if you only have a few minutes to spare.
Play at your own pace -- on the train to work or school, before bed, whatever fits your lifestyle!
■ New free events and updates added monthly!
New events and content are added to the game each month.
Dark Summoner is constantly evolving!
※ Read through the End-User License Agreement before playing the game.
※ The game's initial load time may take a few minutes in areas with a weak network connection.
In such cases, please wait for the load to complete and do not close the application.
※ A Wi-Fi connection is recommended for the optimal Dark Summoner experience.
※ The game may not run smoothly in certain conditions.
This can sometimes be improved by restarting the application or rebooting your device.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience while we work on improving this.
* Bug fix
* Offers for Free SP!
* Security fixes
* Memory-related improvements
App starts in English, few more screens in English but then switches to Japanese. End of game.
After playing versions from both sides of the world i would have to say this earns 5 Stars.
Very nice game (0_0)y
Very nice game (0_0)y
Very nice game (0_0)y
great game!!! makes a lot of fun!