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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
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  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. Tony
    Nov 18, 2002
    10
    Great challenge !! I never played first one, hear that was a good thing.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Oct 17, 2002
    10
    The best rpg ever all other games will bend over and take it from summoner 2 or THQ will send out Urath, god of all.
  3. I.F.
    Nov 9, 2002
    10
    I thought the first game was great, but this is even better.
  4. KimberlyC.
    Dec 26, 2002
    9
    This game is awesome! I started playing it, and every day I couldn't wait to get home from work just so I could play. Fantastic storyline, great enemies, this game rules. Expand
  5. SirRook
    Mar 1, 2003
    9
    Well done Action/RPG that should appeal to even strict turn-based RPG fans. I personally prefer turn-based RPG's being somewhat tactically minded but Summoner 2 does a great job of mixing an action based fighting system with a nice skill system and plenty of quests in a very large world. Cut-Scenes are gorgeous and voices are well-done. A very satisfying experience that most RPG and Action fans will enjoy. Expand
  6. Dec 18, 2013
    8
    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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  7. JoeM.
    Oct 7, 2002
    1
    This game was a disgrace. Sure we can all agree with the new battle system taking care of the quick tap to increase your damage, but now we have resorted to a mindless button mash. Something reserved for fighting games. And the boring level system. You complete an area and go to the castle then go to another level for the same mindless button mash. The game is a pathetic sequel to a great game and should not be bought for any reason aside from the company going bankrupt and they are giving them out for free. Expand

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