|Acting||The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting).||3.8|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||4.0|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||3.9|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||4.0|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||4.1|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed||4.1|
|Overall MobyScore (42 votes)||4.0|
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As hard as I try to do this game justice, I feel that I cannot. Panzer Dragoon Saga is an absolute masterpiece that has clearly created the new high water mark for role playing games. It has replaced Ultima IV - Quest for the Avatar as my favorite RPG of all time - and it absolutely demolishes more recent titles like FFVII.
Panzer Dragoon Saga is an excellent game on any system, and a truly impressive one on the Saturn. If you have a Saturn and love RPG's, get this game. Period. If you don't, you're missing what this now-defunct system has to offer. Panzer Dragoon Saga is a perfect eulogy for the Saturn, a system that never got to show its true colors.
Sorry about this not being my usual humorous write-up, but frankly, Panzer Dragoon Saga deserves better. This game is so far out of the league of, say, Virtual Hydlide that they would never run into each other, even if Captain Skip McFurious came backwards in time with a rocket ship from the year 4,000 to launch them towards one another. Speaking of humorous reviews, if you want a funny one go back and read Virtual Hydlide. That one still makes me pee a little.
After playing this game I was in a near state of shock, and I had to wonder, given how amazing the Panzer Dragoon series translated into an role-playing game, what other game franchises would benefit? Mario RPG is another example of an outstanding RPG franchise, but even still Panzer Dragoon Saga stands tall above all competition, and I came to the conclusion that no game franchise could have been translated this well.
Die Präsentation dieses 4CD umfassenden RPG-Spektakels ist schlicht atemberaubend. Die Grafik sucht auf dem Saturn vergeblich Konkurrenz, die musikalischen Stücke sind bombastisch arrangiert und etliche FullMotionVideos begeistern den Spieler ununterbrochen und mit glasklarer Sprachausgabe. Wer einen Saturn sein Eigen nennt und bereit ist, für diesen Klassiker etwas mehr Geld auszugeben, wird garantiert nicht enttäuscht werden!
Sega Collectors Guild
The story is great; the gameplay is great (the battle system is superb); the graphics are great; and the soundtrack is great. All in all, PDS was a great end to the trilogy and saddening proof that the Saturn could have offered the gaming world so much more.
This is an incredible game and one that every RPG fan should own. And hopefully it will hook many that never considered playing an RPG, and make them love the genre. RPG's are experiencing a renaissance right now, and Panzer Saga is a Michelangelo in the genre. Team Andromeda is a rising star in the industry and are easily the equal of the greatest developers in the industry. You can tell when a developer really cares about making a great game, and it's obvious everywhere you look in Panzer Saga that they love what they do.
This is what Sega gaming is all about. Few games are as enjoyable as this one. If you can find a copy you owe it to yourself to give it a try. You will not be disappointed....
Panzer Dragoon Saga has been called Sega's answer to Final Fantasy VII, but that is an unfair comparison. Panzer Saga, in its own way, is so much more than Squares' ultimate RPG. It is a worthy successor to a series that with each installment has grown in stature and scope. It is flawlessly executed, limited only by the hardware (and barely that at all) and medium. Unlike other recent RPGs, such as Parasite Eve and Grandia, Panzer Dragoon Saga is truly a "cinematic RPG." Wide-screen in vision and Technicolor at heart, you can only imagine where the next one will take us. It's almost fitting, in the twilight of the Saturn's years, that it should end as it began. Panzer was always the brightest example of what the Saturn had to offer, and this third and final chapter reveals what Team Andromeda was up to all along - to fulfill the legacy of Panzer Dragoon and deliver Panzer Dragoon Saga, possibly the finest RPG of 1998.
Panzer Dragoon Saga turns out to be a surprisingly impressive RPG, and it ranks with Shining Force III as this reviewer's top US-released games of 1998. Its mix of impressive visuals, riveting gameplay, and an incredible soundtrack merit a wholehearted recommendation.
Panzer Dragoon Saga’s gameplay is unquestionably engrossing, but superlatives can’t do justice to its extensive FMV cut scenes. The introductory sequences alone last over 20 minutes, and have a cinematic quality that shames the work of almost every other developer Edge cares to mention. Their addition makes Saga complete, an RPG of true creative integrity. It’s a tragedy that the Saturn’s standing will ensure Team Andromeda’s adventure, with a radically different approach to FFVII, will enjoy a fraction of its rival’s success.
Tras alrededor de 4 años de la salida de Saturn en el mundo, y tras la promesa de crear las tres obras maestras de rol en esta consola, solo dos de estas maravillas llegaron a España, Panzer Dragoon Saga y Shining Force III. Hoy paso a comentar el que fue la revolución en el mundo del RPG de consola.
All Game Guide
RPG fans, Panzer Dragoon fans, Saturn owners, and any self respecting gamer owes it to themselves to experience this game. One of the few titles that exceeds all expectations and will forever be engraved in your mind, Panzer Dragoon Saga is a game, errr...experience, not to be missed!
I loved both the look and the play of this game. Panzer Dragoon Saga remains a brilliant game. It is an RPG for everyone. Role play fans will love it. If you've never played a role playing game, this is a perfect one to begin on. Perhaps the best console role playing game yet created.
Avec toutes ces bonnes idées, ces bonnes intentions, Panzer Dragoon Saga ne pouvait être qu'un grand jeu. Et je peux affirmer sans me tromper qu'il l'est. De son système de combat à son scénario et son ambiance tout à fait singuliers, de ses personnages tortueux aux musiques envoûtantes, tout y est pour que le joueur passe de bons moments. Sauf peut-être lorsqu'il se rend compte que son aventure se termine crûment au bout d'une vingtaine d'heures... Mais les nombreux secrets sauront rassasier les plus gourmands. D'autant plus que ces heures deviennent de plus en plus précieuses au vu du prix qu'atteint ce jeu de nos jours.