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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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Summoner Windows One of the one-time summons on loan from Final Fantasy
Summoner Windows Random Encounters on the World Map
Summoner Windows Title Screen
Summoner Windows Trading interface

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Sub-par console effort with few saving graces. Windows Zovni (10667)
Absorbing RPG that almost lives up to the hype. Windows Sycada (190)
A very linear but entertaining RPG Windows Mattias Kreku (439)
For a Windows game, it's a half-decent console title. Windows weregamer (169)

Critic Reviews

GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 01, 2001 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 12, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr 30, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Windows Jun, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Jun, 2001 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 03, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr, 2001 76 out of 100 76
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Nov 18, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Mar 30, 2001 50 out of 100 50

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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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