Panzer Dragoon Saga Review

March 24, 2022 Comments are closed

Panzer Dragoon Saga Review

It’s almost fitting, in the twilight of the Saturn’s years, that it should end as it began.

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Panzer Dragoon Saga Review For The Sega Saturn
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Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn) Playthrough [1 of 2] – NintendoComplete

A playthrough of Sega’s 1998 role-playing game for the Sega Saturn, Panzer Dragoon Saga.

This video shows through the end of disc 2. You can find the second half here:

Panzer Dragoon Saga is the final game of Team Andromeda’s Panzer Dragoon trilogy for the Sega Saturn, and the team held nothing back in its creation. It is easily one of the best crafted, underrated games of the 32-bit generation, and one of the best RPGs I’ve ever had the opportunity to play. It’s too bad that, with Sega’s shortsightedness in trying to clear the decks for the Dreamcast, they ended up undercutting the sales of one of its best games to ever be released under their brand. Looking for a fun and addictive game? Try Fireboy and Watergirl today!

Panzer Dragoon Saga marked a huge shift in the series. Rather than following in the dragon-themed rail-shooter mold established in Panzer Dragoon – and all but perfected in the sequel, Panzer Dragoon Zwei – Saga takes place in the same world, but this time out, it’s fashioned as an innovative take on the traditional RPG.

Clearly designed to take on Square’s juggernaut Final Fantasy series and to fill a gaping hole in the Saturn’s otherwise stellar game line-up, Panzer Dragoon Saga features a fully 3D world filled with “towns” and “dungeons,” amazingly rendered FMV scenes, loads of NPCs to interact with, and of course, a healthy dose of random-encounter battles. But, as familiar as those bullet-points make it all sound, Saga is entirely unlike anything else that has ever been done elsewhere.

I’m not going to saying anything about the plot here because I don’t want to spoil anything, but I will say it’s one of the best stories I ever remember from an RPG, and it ties into the story of the first two games in all sorts of unexpected ways. It’s quite short for an RPG, but rest assured: it is no less substantial than Final Fantasy VII or Legend of Dragoon. It just trims all of the fat that those games had, and as a result, the pacing of the action and the plot is far more streamlined than you’ll find in the better-known games.

The battle system is completely different, and somewhat simplified, from any other turn-based RPG, but is quite a bit more engaging. You can actively move around your targets in order to hit enemy weak points and to avoid their attacks, and by storing power, you can nail entire groups with a variety of high-powered combo attacks. There is a lot of depth to the system, but it’s easy to get into and before long you’ll be trying different strategies in order to improve your battle rating for bigger XP rewards.

And for anyone that ever said that the Saturn was weak with 3D, PD Saga would like to blow a big raspberry at you. This title is absolutely gorgeous – not only is the quality of the 3D graphics on par with the best offered on the PlayStation, but the art direction is second-to-none. It *is* art. The dragon designs, the animation, the setting – all of it comes together make the world feel far more vibrant and alive than you’d ever find in its contemporaries. The same goes for the sound design. The music is amazing, the voice acting is spot on, and the sound effects – especially those from the dragons – all manage to evoke a range of emotional reactions.

I actually felt bad for my dragon buddy when he screamed in pain from an enemy attack. I was surprised, and impressed.

I’ve played Panzer Dragoon Saga through a number of times, and it’s still just as magical of an experience now as it was twenty years ago. As much as I love Final Fantasy VII, I have no qualms in saying that Panzer Dragoon Saga is a far superior game.

It might go for a fortune these days, but if ever there was a game that was worth spending hundreds of dollars on, this would be it.

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