When THQ's Summoner
was originally released on PlayStation 2 in 2000, gamers were
introduced to a vast world, and asked to save it. Now THQ
has unvieled Summoner 2
and asked RPGamers to return, to save the world once again.
Taking place 30 years after Summoner, Summoner 2
takes several radical steps away from its predecessor. First,
the lead character in Summoner 2 is female, and from a
culture vastly different from that of Joseph, the male lead of
Summoner. The combat system has undergone a major
facelift as well, removing the linking system from the original
in favor of a more straight forward repetitive button press, with
special skills being assigned to a single button.
The graphics of Summoner 2 have been upgraded as
well, with an end result being much more vivid environments
and much more realistic characters.
Fans of the original Summoner should enjoy Summoner 2 when
it is released later this year.