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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 Prepare for the battle!
Summoner Windows One of the one-time summons on loan from Final Fantasy
Summoner Windows That's one badass sword!
Summoner Windows The inventory screen

Promo Images

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Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Sub-par console effort with few saving graces. Windows Zovni (10646)
Absorbing RPG that almost lives up to the hype. Windows Sycada (191)
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

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Windows May 14, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Jun, 2001 80 out of 100 80
PlanetPS2 PlayStation 2 Dec 01, 2000 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 03, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Apr, 2001 76 out of 100 76
All Game Guide Windows 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 18, 2001 14 out of 20 70
ComputerGamers.com Windows Apr 29, 2001 63 out of 100 63
Super Play (Sweden) Windows 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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