Summoner (PlayStation 2)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Pacing
Setting
72
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
User Score
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Description

Joseph was a simple boy living in the village of Ciran. One day, a mysterious man gave him a magical ring containing the power to summon demons. When Ciran was attacked by raiders, Joseph used the ring, but could not control its power, and the demon devastated the village. Joseph vowed to never use the ring again. But things change when soldiers from Orenia, a continent ruled by Emperor Murod, attack the town Joseph has settled in, looking for a boy born with the mark of a Summoner. Joseph has to flee and find companions as he realizes that the Emperor must be stopped at all costs.

Summoner is a 3D story-driven role-playing game somewhat influenced by the Japanese variety of the genre, having a linear plot progression and random enemy encounters. The player controls a party of characters who join the protagonist as dictated by the plot. Combat flows in real time, with the player actively controlling only one character. The others can be given general orders regarding their usage of spells, melee or ranged attacks, etc. The controlled character can execute combo chains if the player presses a key at the right moment. At some point in the game Joseph gains the ability to summon powerful monsters to help the party in battles. The game also features side quests and skill-based character development.

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Alternate Titles

  • "召唤者" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Jun, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania.de Jul 13, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Video Games Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PSM Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central 2001 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Apr, 2001 76 out of 100 76
Legendra Aug 25, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gameplanet Feb 07, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Super Play (Sweden) Apr, 2001 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Funny easter egg: Click on the credits button, and after they all scroll by (or after you skip them) you'll see a pretty funny movie of the summoner characters playing traditional pen&paper D&D with a guest appearance from Volition's Red Faction. It's hilarous and it's also quite long, not just a 2 sec. skit.

The clip was produced by the Dead Alewives, an improv/comedy group from Wisconsin, and written by Dan Harmon. You can also find the movie in the game's directory as (appropriately named) geeks.bik. In the PS2 version, the movie is named geeks.pss.

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Kartanym (10724) added Summoner (PlayStation 2) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (41424), Kartanym (10724) and Kabushi (165361)