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  • Summary: There was a time when mankind and monsters coexisted in peace, but The Great Disaster put an end to that era. The world changed radically, with all the planet’s monsters disappearing in an instant, leaving behind only jewels that radiated tremendous energy. This energy source became known asThere was a time when mankind and monsters coexisted in peace, but The Great Disaster put an end to that era. The world changed radically, with all the planet’s monsters disappearing in an instant, leaving behind only jewels that radiated tremendous energy. This energy source became known as jewel power and enabled the survivors to revive their civilization. Now, the peace achieved through jewel power has been endangered by a new threat. Strange Abominations have mysteriously appeared and unleashed legions of monsters on the helpless populace. To combat them, an organization known as the Order was established to study jewels and harness their power. Their research led to the formation of an elite class of warriors called Jewel Summoners, those with the power to summon monsters from jewels and control them in combat. With the aid of the Order, it is up to these powerful Jewel Summoners to restore peace once again. Use the power of amalgamy to evolve your monsters and create a creature with unrivaled power. Collect, trade, and battle monsters with your friends for ultimate bragging rights. [Atlus Software] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. The title may be a little too story heavy for some (the gameplay/story ratio is about 30/70), but otherwise the game is just what the PSP needed and hopefully a sign of what’s to come in terms of the system’s rpg future. For anyone looking for a great portable rpg, Monster Kingdom is where it’s at. [JPN Import]
  2. The game succeeds in terms of both story and combat quality, and even adds in some cool online functionality with battles and jewel trading. RPG enthusiasts will want to capture this game as soon as they can.
  3. We're particularly fond of the fantastic art direction. As if the eye candy wasn't enough, Monster Kingdom has a great soundtrack, devised by top-caliber composers.
  4. Despite the heavy time investment the storyline requires during gameplay and the very structured linear gaming experience, I still enjoyed this game.
  5. Aside from the lengthy dialogue and simplistic gameplay, you should play this title for the story.
  6. 60
    Players looking for another MegaTen may still be disappointed, of course – if you want more of those out-there visuals and dark fantasy themes, then go ahead and stick with Atlus’ own home-grown games. If a more grown-up Pokemon sounds like a good time, though, Jewel Summoner’s a great choice.
  7. I'm not exaggerating when I say that Jewel Summoner is at least half dialogue, if not three-quarters - a fatal mistake when the quality of such is so unappealing.

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  1. CheeseDoodle
    Feb 4, 2007
    10
    This game is probably the best rpg game coming for a portable system since Pokemon! Its like a upgraded version and with the use of fusion This game is probably the best rpg game coming for a portable system since Pokemon! Its like a upgraded version and with the use of fusion you can create even more monsters! Expand
  2. May 20, 2013
    9
    This game is like a friendly version of old school shin megami tensei (cozy okada was a main dev in this one, he was one of the mostThis game is like a friendly version of old school shin megami tensei (cozy okada was a main dev in this one, he was one of the most influential devs of the smt games), to be honest, it's more smt than persona (persona is not actually smt in japan, its a different series), basically it's a mix of SMT, Pokemon and some other rpgs, great visuals, good art, AMAZING music, this is the best part about the whole game, if you played any mainline smt game you know the type of music I'm talking about, simply amazing. Expand