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Soulbringer (Windows)

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3.7
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Advertising Blurbs

Print advertisement - PC Player 07/2000:

    JENSEITS WIRD ES REALITÄT!

    GATTUNG:
    ROLLENSPIELVERGNÜGEN PUR

    BEGEGNUNGEN:
    ÜBER 450 MONSTERHAFTE WESEN + NSCS (NICHT-SPIELER-CHARAKTERE)

    SPANNUNG:
    EINE NERVENAUFREIBENDE ERFAHRUNG

    BEDIENUNG:
    INNOVATIVE KOMBO-KAMPFSYSTEM

    CHARISMA:
    CHARAKTERE MIT AUSSERGEWÖHNLICHER AURA

    WAHRNEHMUNG:
    ÜBERRAGENDE GRAFIKEN UNTERSTREICHEN DIE HANDLUNG

    ENERGIEQUELLEN:
    5 MAGISCHE SPHÄREN (WASSER, FEUER, GEIST, LUST, ERDE)

    AUSMASS:
    EINE NIE DAGEWESENE, HEROISCHE FANTASY-WELT

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115631) on Oct 08, 2010.

PC Privat Computer Magazine (May, 2000):
    Are You Ready To Enter The Huge, Dark, Epic Universe Of...

    SOULBRINGER

    Available on the 2nd of June

    Contributed by Apogee IV (2336) on Jan 05, 2007.

Back Cover - US release:
    ONE OF THE MOST INVOLVING AND EPIC SCENARIOS EVER WRITTEN FOR AN RPG ADVENTURE

    A five-act plot transports you to a fully 3D world with over 1000 years of rich history.

    On your quest through the world of Rathenna, you will encounter over 60 unique speaking NPC's along with hundreds of others to meet and exciting locations to explore.

    The passage of time is real! The places you visit will not stagnate, but rather evolve depending entirely on your actions.

    The interface is consistent for combat, travel, magic and cut scenes creating seamless gameplay and allowing the plot to unfold in pure adventure game style.

    A quest log system ensures that you always know what you need to do next.

    AN INNOVATIVE AND UNIQUE MAGIC SYSTEM: THE SECULORUM (INNER BALANCE OF THE ELEMENTS):
    Over 60 spells to master based on the five elements - Water - Fire - Spirit - Air - Earth. Each element consumes another in a circular pattern.

    You decide whether to specialize in a particular element or try your hand at all of them. However, a true "elementalist" learns to balance his/her spell-casting abilities.

    A CUSTOMIZABLE AND VERY REALISTIC COMBAT SYSTEM THAT CAN BE AS SIMPLE OR COMPLEX AS YOU LIKE:
    Each motion captured attack takes place in real-time with each weapon offering unique set of attack options. Your character's movements will change depending on the current weapon or option selected.

    Create customizable combat macros for complete control in any situation. Both combat and non-combat options can be linked in any way you choose, allowing for multiple actions to occur with one click of the mouse.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75605) on Sep 01, 2003.

Inside Cover of Budget "Dual Jewel" release:
  • Classic RPG Meets Epic 3D Adventure. You must succeed where the greatest of heroes have failed.
  • One of the most involving and epic scenarios ever written for an RPG adventure.
  • Full motion-captured movements allow for stunning real-time attacks!
  • Over 60 spells to master based on the five elements: Water, Fire, Spirit, Air, Earth.
  • A five-act plot transports you to a fully 3D world with over 1000 years of rich history.
  • On your quest through the world of Rathenna, you will encounter over 60 unique speaking NPC's along with hundreds of others to meet and exciting locations to explore.
  • Each weapon offers a unique set of attack options.
  • A customizable and very realistic combat system that can be as simple or complex as you like.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75605) on Apr 16, 2002.