of course if done correctly xD
Summons need cool animations when you use them. If they do, then hell yeah.
Not usually a fan. When they are central to the plot like ff10 then sure, they are fine. When they just exist, with absolutely no in game context to validate that existence (like all the pre10 final fantasies) then no, they're just pointless and take way to long to use; usually without reward >= their costs.
FFVI's summons had a lot to do with the story, though. In fact, they were central to the history of the game's world.
As far as summons go, I don't really like them too much. But they can be fun. =D
@Clydous: Yeah, they were now that I think about it. But most of them have no real purpose and that was my main point.
I think they were also used in FF9, too. The queen was trying to use them as war tools and so wanted to extract them from summoners--but it backfired on her. But, yeah. Like in 7, I really wasn't sure how it tied in.
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