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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 Marching soldiers
SaGa Frontier 2 PlayStation Will Knights exploring a town
SaGa Frontier 2 PlayStation Ginny Knights in front of a shack
SaGa Frontier 2 PlayStation Buying items, or "tools" as the game says

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Video Games PlayStation Jun, 1999 4 out of 4 100
Gameplay RPG PlayStation 2000 94 out of 100 94
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Mar, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy PlayStation Feb 29, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Mar 27, 2000 15 out of 20 75
IGN PlayStation Feb 17, 2000 7 out of 10 70
PSM PlayStation Feb, 2000 3.5 out of 5 70
RPGamer PlayStation Sep 25, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Privat Computer PC PlayStation 2000 67 out of 100 67
Mega Fun PlayStation Jan, 2000 55 out of 100 55

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