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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 Hitting an enemy
SaGa Frontier 2 PlayStation Marching soldiers
SaGa Frontier 2 PlayStation Title screen
SaGa Frontier 2 PlayStation Choosing martial arts in party combat

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SaGa Frontier 2 Concept Art
SaGa Frontier 2 Concept Art
SaGa Frontier 2 Concept Art
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RPGFan Jun 11, 2000 82 out of 100 82
Legendra 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGamer Apr, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 27, 2000 15 out of 20 75
GameSpy Feb 29, 2000 75 out of 100 75
IGN Feb 17, 2000 7 out of 10 70
RPGamer Sep 25, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Privat Computer PC 2000 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot Apr 26, 1999 6.6 out of 10 66
Thunderbolt Games Jan 31, 2008 4 out of 10 40

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Unicorn Lynx (174046) added SaGa Frontier 2 (PlayStation) on Jun 05, 2003
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