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Summoner (Windows)

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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.

Screenshots

Summoner Windows Casting spell interface
Summoner Windows How can I pass?
Summoner Windows Battle!
Summoner Windows The inventory screen

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Sub-par console effort with few saving graces. Zovni (9360) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Absorbing RPG that almost lives up to the hype. Sycada (175) unrated
A very linear but entertaining RPG Mattias Kreku (423) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
For a Windows game, it's a half-decent console title. weregamer (157) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

The Press Says

GameSpy Apr 16, 2001 82 out of 100 82
GameStar (Germany) Jun 01, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Withingames Jul 27, 2001 4 out of 5 80
PC Action May 14, 2001 80 out of 100 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) May, 2001 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com May 25, 2001 14 out of 20 70
ComputerGamers.com Apr 29, 2001 63 out of 100 63
Gamekult Apr 19, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Super Play Jun, 2001 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

This is a complete conversion (with a few improvements) of the PS2 title of the same name, which at the time of release, was the only RPG on the system.

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Kartanym (10777) added Summoner (Windows) on Mar 27, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10777) and Kabushi (121980)