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Stranger of Sword City

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After your plane flies through a strange rift and crashes, you awake under an unfamiliar sky. This is Sword City, a dark fantasy world that combines magic and technology. Explore, level up, make a perfect team, and slay monsters. But choose your allies carefully if you want to find a way home.

In Stranger of Sword City, you must perfect your DRPG skills and navigate your way through Escario, a place of fantasy races, fierce monsters, and treacherous labyrinths. Explore labyrinths to slay the powerful Lineage Type monsters within and take their Blood Crystals to increase your power. Who you decide to trust, be it the Kingdom, Medell Co., or the Strangers Guild, is entirely up to you. But choose wisely. Your fate depends on it.
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NIS America
NIS America, Experience
Age rating
13+ Teen

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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 8/7/Vista
  • Processor: Pentium 4 2.40 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: VRAM 256MB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c
  • OS: Windows 8/7/Vista
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: VRAM 512MB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Sound Card: DirectX 12
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Stranger of Sword City reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Extremely unintuitive. The first hour of the game is just throwing you into menus and menus without you even knowing what the hell to do. I've been trying to be very cautious and aware of what the game tells me to do but the imbalanced combat, the completely weird levels of every character and the weird♥♥♥♥♥perspective are nothing for me. Get Etrian Odysee for DS. You'll have a version of this game that is actually good, actually even playable.
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I bought SoSC for PC on 23.10.2017 and installed it just after I installed the Update of Windows 10 Creator Pack Fall on my Notebook and my Desktop PC. Game did not even start on both systems. I only got a black window screen without any sound or activity. I tried all suggested old solutions (1.5 years old) in the forums, but nothing helped. Last input of developer in the forum is about 1.5 years ago, no reaction on new threads so far. I contacted the support on 24.10.2017 and did not received any answer on my request for help with this issue by email until now. According to the forums other players have similiar issues, probably since Windows 10 Creator Pack Fall Update, maybe this is the source of the problem for this game. So far I cannot recommend to buy this game, as there is no support for the PC version in sight and no fix appeared since release to solve those issues reported in the forums. I had to request a refund ,unfortunately. Update 23.11.2017: Finally, the developers of the game have reacted and released beta fix for the game, which makes it playable for Window 10 users with Fall Upgrade 2017. Great, the game is a quite nice tactical and complex Dungeon Crawler. I like it so far.
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One of the best Dungeon crawler I've ever played, the universe and the story remains pleasant to follow (even if one remains the chosen one in some way..) the DA of the game type dark fantasy is simply superb and in particular the artworks of the characters (type A) and the Boss. The game can be discouraging sometimes it is true, when one of your best warriors stuffed with small onions is made one-shot by a fatal critical blow or by a mob that you have clearly underestimated and you should not be allergic to the grinding it is number. But it is simply because the difficulty is at the rendezvous, a difficulty that we do not find nowadays in modern JRPG, it is necessary to learn to build a solid group, to plan a team in backup, to anticipate the changes of classes and at what level do it... One aspect of the interesting game is the loot system based on mobs ambush areas with increased difficulty, it's fun and the game knows how to punish too much greed on your part. be warned: the death of a character is paid at an expensive price. If the challenge does not scare you and on the contrary it stimulates you then this game is made for you. Good luck stranger! Have the RNG with you.
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