Receiving request from one of our friends, yaboyryan666, I would like to post my opinion on this game, Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner.
First, I would say the story is good and fairly entertaining. Main character, Vice is a young man whose mother has been killed by a vicious monster, know as Abomination. He ends up going to Summoning School and meets up with a cast of characters that summons monsters to fight other monsters and the abominations. He finds himself in the ranks of The Order, an organization that trains jewel summoners.
And Vice can choose two of the Order's trainees to join on his quest to save the world. Each character is well fleshed out and unique. You get to choose from Lynn, Bargus, Elycia, and Grey.
Elycia is a spoiled brat, Grey has a bit of punk in him, and Bargus is a suck-up -- though they're all skilled summoners.
What sets this game apart through is the battle system. In the battle system, you dont actually control your own people. There are three playable characters and each has their own set of monsters they can swap in and out during the fight.
Vice can tote up to three jewels (equipped monsters) at a time. When your monster runs out of Magic Points, it goes back to its jewel to recover and the next monster enters the battle. My current favourites are the flying cat and the rock hopper penguin, their attack animations are hilarious.
The graphic design is excellent. The character designs are colourful, and provide an interesting look for the game. During dungeons and battle the visual are pretty solid and combat graphics are nice 3D, with unique splitscreen view of the action.
In addition, with one of the best RPG soundtracks of the year, Monster Kingdom is always a joy to listen to. And the voice acting is top notch as well.
However, you may find there is just too much dialougue to drive the story and not enough gameplay. And unlike the Shin Megami Tensei (same creator with Monster Kingdom), Monster Kingdom falls incredibly short.
Overall, I would rate Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner is a must buy and one of the best RPGs for PSP. The story, graphic, combat quality, battle system, interesting monster management all add points to this game.
RPG enthusianst, you sure dont want to miss this game !!
My rating : 8.5/10