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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 Overview of the party. It's notable that the races of SF1 are gone, no more monsters or robots.
SaGa Frontier 2 PlayStation No random encouters, enemies are visible
SaGa Frontier 2 PlayStation Buying items, or "tools" as the game says

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

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Video Games PlayStation Jun, 1999 4 out of 4 100
RPGFan PlayStation Jun 11, 2000 82 out of 100 82
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
RPGamer PlayStation Apr, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
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
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation Jan 31, 2008 4 out of 10 40

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