DescriptionJoseph 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.
- "召唤者" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
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|4Players.de||Jul 19, 2001||83 out of 100||83|
|GameSpy||Apr 16, 2001||82 out of 100||82|
|PC Games (Germany)||May 12, 2001||81 out of 100||81|
|GameStar (Germany)||Jun 01, 2001||81 out of 100||81|
|Withingames||Jul 27, 2001||4 out of 5||80|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Apr 30, 2001||80 out of 100||80|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Apr 17, 2001||74 out of 100||74|
|ComputerGamers.com||Apr 29, 2001||63 out of 100||63|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Mar 30, 2001||50 out of 100||50|
|Super Play (Sweden)||Jun, 2001||4 out of 10||40|
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TriviaFunny 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.
Related Web Sites
- Official Game Page (THQ's Summoner site)
- Summoner.org (Basically anything you'll want to know about Summoner: news, demos, patches, cheats and walkthroughs, links.)
- Summoner @ VBB Exiles (One of the best sites about Summoner,with lots of information.)