Summary: Summon Night: Twin Age is a fully stylus-driven action RPG set in the popular Summon Night universe featuring beautifully animated graphics, and addictive action RPG gameplay. The stylus is your key to the world of Clardona, whether as your swinging sword or your shimmering wall of fire.
Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: As far as presentation goes, Summon Night: Twin Age looks and sounds great. Although some of the characters suffer from a twinge of "generic anime", they are fairly well detailed and really stand out, especially on the DS's screens. The same can be said for enemies; there's a lot of palette-swapping going on throughout each level, but a new crop manages to work its way into the mix just when the old set outstays its welcome.
Excerpt: The Summon Night series has a decent following in Japan. Since its release as a Strategy-based RPG for the PSX in 2000, the core series has seen three more strategy installments with five offshoots that focus on action. Like Troy McClure, you may remember two of these having been released by Atlus in 2006. The games were from the Summon Night: Swordcraft Story series, and the first two non-core games to be released.
Excerpt: Not all sports cars are Mustangs and not all Mustangs are sports cars. That's my interpretation of one of the key themes in Summon Night: Twin Age for the Nintendo DS, the latest in the series to enjoy a North American localization effort by the industrious folks from Atlus. Of course, the actual plot--a treatise on the value of tolerance and respect for your fellow creature--has nothing to do with automobiles and instead relies upon not-particularly-original genre...
Conclusion: That brings us to a point where Project COE believes you should be satisfied. Sure we haven't hammered you with everything we know, but that isn't always necessary to rouse some excitement in someone for an upcoming release. Summon Night: Twin Age should represent the RTS motif well, especially given what we know about its deep yet [hopefully] user-friendly battle system. Really the only major concern would be about the entire package coming together like it needs to.