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: 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.