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After the death of your father, you are sent to live with your uncle, Andrus outside the snowy town of Madrigal. Once you arrive at his house, he tells you about magic and his past. You learn of Harbinger, an ancient warrior who sealed the Revenants (demon kings) in the well of souls which are now breaking free and returning to the World. The game is advanced as you are assigned quests, which are recorded in your journal. Not all quests need to be completed in order to finish the game.
Soulbringer is an action RPG. Melee combat consists of detailed moves, which can be chosen by the player: high and low slashes, strikes, etc. The player can create combos with two or more such actions, and execute them. The main character also specializes in magic (including elemental schools), and can fight with weapons and cast spells at the same time.
- Ловец душ - Russian spelling
- 灵魂使者 - Chinese spelling (Simplified)
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Average score: 69% (based on 27 ratings)
Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 12 ratings with 5 reviews)
The battle system is a prodigy. Instead of just having one move (attack), the player can choose from a number of moves (example, with a sword you might have slash, low slash, close stab, underhand cut, etc.) and execute them in any order. Not only that, but you can use both weapons AND magic equally as well! Now there's a new one! The graphics are real nice too, especially the snow falling effect.
There was a bug when I installed it. The setup read that I had severely less memory available than I actually did (I had 4.5 Gb available, it said 650 Mb) which made it so that I couldn't install the voiceovers.
The Bottom Line
Take any aspect of the highly overrated "Diablo" and this game will outdo it.
Windows · by Sam Tinianow (113) · 2001
This game surprised me when it came out as I had never heard of it before. It turned out to be a good RPG with more plusses than negatives. It's not perfect but it has a good combat system, some good locations and it is very challenging. I loved the snow and the mines and the city locations. The main story isn't bad either. One funny thing is that it must have been a while since I played it, because I remember seeing the intro and then gape in awe when the intro was over and I realized it had all been done with the in-game engine. Nowadays the graphics aren't even considered ordinary.. It's more off to the bad side. Times change!
The travelling in the game takes a lot of time. It is also very difficult to get into. Prepare to be killed a lot in the beginning. Also, the graphics is a little blocky and constrained, although the last part can be fixed with an unofficial patch that's downloadable from the net. Another technical detail: the time it takes to get up any menu in the game makes the entire game seem slow.
The Bottom Line
Soulbringer is a cross between the isometric style of Diablo and the free viewing system of Dungeon Siege. It's seen from above but it's actually all done in real 3D. A difficult game that rewards you if you manage to stick with it.
Windows · by Mattias Kreku (413) · 2003
The game world and backstory sounded very interesting, and contained enough good and original ideas that if they'd been done well the results would have been a great, perhaps classic, game.
The interface was terrible. The combat sequences were neither exciting nor tactical. The player character's personality is fixed by the game designers, leaving no chance to actually role-play. It takes hours of play to unlock each game feature. The graphics were uninteresting. I don't even remember what the sound was like.
The Bottom Line
A waste of time. Not in the abysmal company of Outpost or the ilk, but not worth playing.
Windows · by weregamer (155) · 2003
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Game added by Sam Tinianow.
Game added January 21st, 2001. Last modified October 7th, 2023.