Excerpt: After my first couple nights playing Summoner , if someone would have told me I'd wind up getting a fair amount of enjoyment from this THQ-published PlayStation 2 RPG, I'd have laughed long and loud right in that person's face.
Excerpt: I'm not sure if I've ever played an RPG that I have less nice things to say about than "Summoner". I was excited to purchase this game. It was the first game I bought for my PS2, being the avid RPG fan that I am (or at any rate as avid as my girlfriend permits without dumping me).
Excerpt: Like most games when the PS2 came out, this one escaped my notice until long after I bought a PS2. I had been told of the PC version, but I didn't realise it had also been released for the PS2, so after much debate, I went ahead and bought the game, and I was very pleased with my decision.
Pros: + Pros-Great story line and battle system
Cons: - Cons-When money was concerned, depended too much on sidequests
Excerpt: Summoner starts with the tale of Joseph, a young man who as a boy summoner a monster to save his village from attackers, only to have the monster run amok, killing friend and foe. From that point, he swore never to use his power.
Pros: Pseudo-real time combat system is refreshing, Areas are immense, Tons of NPCs to interact with, Numerous mini-quests
Cons: Insane loading times, Poor map system, Graphics can be ugly at times
Excerpt: Playstation's success for the most part has mostly been because of the RPGs that the system provides, Wild Arms was Sony's very own RPG and it was quite well received, then we all got Final Fantasy VII, which to this day is considered to be the greatest RPG ever by many people, FFVIII and FFIX...
Excerpt: Summoner has times of graphical brilliance. It also, unfortunately, has times where you start to wonder if the game's really a PS2 game and not a first-generation PSOne title. Some of the areas that you visit (the cities and villages, for instance) really convey the feel of a bustling location.
Excerpt: Published by: THQ Developed by: Volition 1 Player Memory Card-300k Analog Control Vibration ESRB: Teen, animated violence Da Introduction: With the Japanese PS2 launch came a lot of North American hype for the next gen console, not to mention a lot of waiting.