Excerpt: Everyone knows that life can be pretty harsh. Think about all of the problems you might have to deal with on a day-to-day basis: school, work, bills, and family. All of these things seem willing to conspire together to suck time, fun, and relaxation out of your life, or at least away from your...
Excerpt: The two previous Shin Megami games both received glowing nine out of ten reviews from Console Obsession. The new game Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Radiou Kuzonoha vs. the Soulless Army (to be called Devil Summoner from hereon in, otherwise we might break our poor old keyboard!
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon review (PS2)
2 August 2009
Excerpt: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon brings us back to a world of fixed camera angles, non-scrolling screens, porcelain character models, and jagged polygonal motion.
Excerpt: When I had played the first Summoner game, I was thrilled with the story line and the graphics. I had never anticipated a sequel to the game, until finding the advert on the back of another game manual.
Pros: + Pros-Good game play and story line
Cons: - Cons-Some of the events are a bit too difficult
Excerpt: Although the graphics in Summoner 2 are adequate, one would think that the graphical prowess of an RPG of this nature, on a two-year-old system, would be better. It's unfortunate that you won't get that 'WOW' factor you may be expecting, but instead will be bombarded with the same tired-looking...
Excerpt: I was a complete split on the first Summoner. To be perfectly honest, the graphics, animation, sound - the very presentation - was utter shit. It did have, however, a rather solid, engaging storyline, but you had to sit through all the crap to really enjoy it.
Excerpt: If you ever tell me that you haven't seen an Aladdin movie or even cartoon show, then I know you must be some kind of an alien. The original Aladdin is one of the most memorable and well-known Disney animations, along with about a dozen other movies.
Conclusion: Summoner 2 is average. There isn't another word that more pointedly describes the experience; the graphics are average, the plot is average, the adventuring is average, and the combat is decidedly average.