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Panzer Dragoon Saga (SEGA Saturn)

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Description

Edge is one of the soldiers in the service of the mighty Empire. The Empire has recently ordered some excavations at ancient ruins, trying to discover the secret of an old technology that is much superior to that of present time. During the excavation works, Edge encounters a mysterious young girl. He then witnesses the murder of his captain and other soldiers by Crayden, one of the Empire's officers. Coming into contact with an ancient dragon, Edge begins to roam the world, determined to find Crayden and avenge the death of his comrades. Nobody helps him but his faithful dragon. But the Empire is also after Crayden, so there appear to be at least three sides in the conflict - or are there more?

Panzer Dragoon Saga is set in the same universe as the other Panzer Dragoon games, but differs from the rest of the series by being a role-playing game with elements of a shooter. There is no party in the game: the player only controls Edge on the back of his dragon, who is in fact the playable character in battles. Edge moves around through the game's fully 3D world by riding the dragon. In towns and some dungeons Edge can also move on foot. During battles, the player can either choose to shoot with Edge's gun, or use one of the many special attacks of the dragons.

The battles do not work exactly like in an action game, but occur in real time: the player has to quickly choose an ability to use, and also move around to attack enemies from the sides or from the back, at the same time trying to avoid their attacks. The dragon receives experience points for fighting and also gains levels. The player is able to customize the dragon by assigning to him one of the four available dragon classes, that will determine his attack power, speed, etc.

Screenshots

Panzer Dragoon Saga SEGA Saturn Go get it! You can only see the enemy dragon's tail.
Panzer Dragoon Saga SEGA Saturn The intro is exceptionally long.
Panzer Dragoon Saga SEGA Saturn Battles are splendidly animated. Camera angles are very dynamic.
Panzer Dragoon Saga SEGA Saturn A very mysterious character. Is he good or evil?

Alternate Titles

  • "アゼル パンツァードラグーンRPG" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Azel Panzer Dragoon RPG" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Not much of an RPG, but a beautiful and fun game in its own way Oleg Roschin (164813) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Amazing and a unique expericence. Dwin1118 (22) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The End Of The Saga MasterMegid (900) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A wonderfully crafted and beautiful tapestry Mario Rodgers (5) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A Breathtaking experience Richard Daives (9) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

The Press Says

Game Revolution Dec 01, 1998 A 100
GameCola.net Feb 04, 2006 9.86 out of 10 99
Defunct Games Jul 17, 2005 98 out of 100 98
Sega Collectors Guild Jun 24, 2005 95 out of 100 95
RPGFan Jun 16, 1998 94 out of 100 94
Shin Force May 27, 1998 9.3 out of 10 93
GameSpot May 20, 1998 9.2 out of 10 92
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Electric Playground 1998 9 out of 10 90
RPG Kingdom Jun 01, 2006 17 out of 20 85

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Trivia

Panzer Dragoon Saga was voted #78 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll published by Game Informer Magazine (Issue 100, August 2001).


Dwin1118 (22) added Panzer Dragoon Saga (SEGA Saturn) on Oct 11, 2002