According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

Parents should know that, while monsters do bleed in Summoner: A Goddess Reborn, the blood is a relatively subtle effect. It drips when players hack at enemies, but there are no pools of gore like in Resident Evil or even Conker's Bad Fur Day. Nor is there much bad language: I counted two "damn"s the entire game. But the women warriors do wear form-fitting armor and one is a busty robot.

Female gamers will find plenty of strong women here. It's just that the game surrounding them leaves a lot to be desired.

Gamers who think most RPGs are too slow will like Summoner: A Goddess Reborn's hack-and-slash battle system, but little else.

Newcomers to the Summoner series should have no problems following the game's plot; this is the first title in the series I've played and its story seemed self-contained to me.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers can turn on captions for the cutscenes, and won't get tripped up by significant auditory cues.

Tera Kirk

Tera Kirk

Tera Kirk grew up in a small Nebraska town called Papillion. Although she has a nonverbal learning disability that affects her visual-spatial skills (among other things), she's always loved video games. Her first game system was a Commodore Vic-20, which her mom bought at a garage sale for $20. With this little computer Tera learned to write Mad Libs in BASIC, to play chess and to steal gold from Fort Knox.

But then a friend introduced her to the seedy underworld of the Mario brothers and she spent her saved-up birthday and Christmas money to buy a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Her mom didn't like the Nintendo at first, but The Legend of Zelda changed her mind. (When Tera got Zelda II: The Adventure of Link one Christmas, she suspected it was as much for her mother as for her).

Though she graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2002 and recently learned how to find the movie theater restroom by herself, Tera still loves video games. Far from being a brain-rotting waste of time, they've helped her practice spatial skills and discover new passions. Her love of games like Kid Icarus and The Battle of Olympus led to a degree in Classical Languages and Literatures. She thinks games have a place in discussions on disability and other cultural issues, and is excited to work with the like-minded staff at
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