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). "Star Wars" fans, who waited in line and paid eight bucks to see "The Phantom Menace", feel my pain.
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: 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. I know the North American launch was only 9 months later but that's a long time to let your excitement build.
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. That is, until his current village is sieged by soldiers looking for him and he must flee to find Yago, a man who would help him learn how to use his summoning 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: I've never been quite sure what to make of Summoner. On the one hand, it's an enjoyable game that I keep coming back to no matter how long it's been since I last played it. On the other hand it infuriates me at times. I really don't know. So, let's try and sort my thoughts out a little.
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. Lots of people meander about with absolutely no purpose, simply looking cool by being there.
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 followed, as well a sequel to Chrono Trigger called Chrono Cross, and Legend of Dragoon, which I still believe and so do millions of other people is one of the best RPGs on PSOne.