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  • Summary: You are the Queen of Halassar. Thousands have fought and died for you. Millions adore you as the "goddess Laharah reborn." Your fate is written in the Book of the Prophets. You are the savior of all creation. But your enemies are strong. The King of Galdyr wants you dead. Sinister factions plot your downfall. The armies of Urath march on your borders. Below Munari City, the mysterious Unseen weave a dark conspiracy. And now one of your own has betrayed you. A thief robs your inner sanctum. Intrigue lures you to the Midnight Sea. In a howling tempest, your destiny begins to unfold. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Easily reigns as the best dungeon crawler on the PS2, and one of the most engrossing RPGs around. [Nov 2002, p.122]
  2. An admirable sequel with a fascinatingly lengthy quest, great characters and plenty to see and do.
  3. I really enjoyed listening to the music of Summoner 2. The orchestrated music is done perfectly, and really fits the game’s theme.
  4. 80
    Rides the line between story and "freedom" well.
  5. The combat system is leaps and bounds above the first game’s, but things like pausing for spell animations and disjointed, eye-watering lighting and texture palettes keep the interest level down.
  6. Ironically, Summoner 2's strengths (faster action, computer-controlled allies) expose the game's many weaknesses (poor camera during combat, enemies that swarm you, sluggish controls). [Nov 2002, p.70]
  7. While the game certainly has aspirations to action-RPG greatness, it falls far, far short of the mark by instead boiling down to a trudging mess of relentless combat, character statistics and more quests and side-quests than you could shake some kind of magic stick at.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Dec 18, 2013
    The original Summoner was, and continues to be, one of my all time favourite games.

    This 'sequel' in a sense does it justice. It continues
    to be a very fun game, complete with an interesting story and a correspondingly intricate lore/mythos to accompany it.

    The game's main downfall is of course the combat system, which usually results in button mashing. The combat itself is still a large improvement over the original's robotic d-pad button pushing however, and is still largely quite enjoyable.

    The other downfalls include the very linear game progression, some small bugs and how sick of Queen Maia you are by the end of the game.

    Overall a great PS2 title, definitely worth a play.

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