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Wednesday, January 3, 2001

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Mark Allender on Mac vs PS2 Summoner
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When Volition's highly-anticipated RPG Summoner was released on the Playstation 2 the reactions were unfortunately mixed. Still, it was considered one of the better launch titles, and it will be coming to the Mac OS early this year. Many Mac gamers wondered what changes will be made to the game when it moves from console to our platform and why the mixed reaction. Mark Allender of Volition stopped by out Forum to speak on these issues, he had this to say:

Yes, Summoner is a Q101 release, and yes, multiplayer will be the main difference (aside from fixing some nasty bugs from the PS2 version).

I should indicate however, as with any game, mileage with Summoner will vary from person to person. Summoner was designed to be different than most other games out there. My belief is that many (not all) of the people who dissed Summoner on the PS2 were expecting something more FF style and they didn't get it. I could certainly be wrong about this point however.

Summoner has some problems on the PS2, but there are many people who have enjoyed the game from start to finish. It isn't like FF [ed note: Final Fantasy, a popular console RPG series], it isn't like BG, and it isn't like Diablo, and yet it there are features from each of these games that you will find in Summoner.

You never know who'll pop up in our forums, so be sure to drop by. Summoner will be published by THQ in Q1 2001.

Allender's Forum Post on Summoner
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