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The sequel to Saga Frontier, but also to the less known Romancing SaGa games, Saga Frontier 2 allows you to play the stories of two main characters - a young prince Gustave XIII, who has been exiled from his homeland because he was unable to use the mysterious power of Anima and to become a worthy successor to the throne, and William Knights, a treasure hunter, who strives to find ancient artifacts containing great powers. Their stories are connected to each other, and each story occupies almost a lifetime: the characters grow up and die, new characters are born, etc.

Saga Frontier 2 breaks with the non-linear approach of its predecessor by introducing a new event based scenario system, telling the stories in a more straightforward way, and limiting available characters and the places to visit. As typical for the series, stat upgrades and new abilities are gained directly in battle, and not by gaining experience points and levels like in most other RPGs. Magic spells are divided into six elements which may also be combined, and rely on items being equipped and the environment to draw the right Anima from. Hybrid techniques that combine weapon commands with spell elements also exist. Similar to Konami's Suikoden series, there are three types of combat: turn-based party combat, one-on-one (duel), and strategic army battles.

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SaGa Frontier 2 PlayStation Duel combat with a plant enemy
SaGa Frontier 2 PlayStation Ginny Knights in front of a shack
SaGa Frontier 2 PlayStation Duel commands
SaGa Frontier 2 PlayStation Marching soldiers

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SaGa Frontier 2 Concept Art
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SaGa Frontier 2 Screenshot
SaGa Frontier 2 Concept Art

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Gameplay RPG 2000 94 out of 100 94
RPGFan Jun 11, 2000 82 out of 100 82
Super Play (Sweden) Mar, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gamer's Pulse Mar 07, 2000 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpy Feb 29, 2000 75 out of 100 75
RPGamer Apr, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Video Games Jan, 2000 74 out of 100 74
PSM Feb, 2000 3.5 out of 5 70
IGN Feb 17, 2000 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Apr 26, 1999 6.6 out of 10 66

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Unicorn Lynx (174029) added SaGa Frontier 2 (PlayStation) on Jun 05, 2003
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