DescriptionThe fourth installment of the Panzer Dragoon series has you playing Orta, a young girl who has been imprisoned by the Empire. Under a wave of attack, the prison camp is broken through by a mysterious dragon, and Orta takes it upon herself to ride the dragon, and destroy the Empire once and for all. Along the way, she will also discover her own destiny, and the mystery surrounding her new friend.
Simply put, you have limited control of the dragon for most of the game, as your trigger finger will be shooting non-stop at the enemies that fly around the area. Orta will be your main source of fire-power when you simply press the fire button, but by pressing and holding, the aim cursor will change, allowing you to fire a burst of power from the dragon at whatever the cursor aims at.
The dragon itself can change into three forms at a press of a button. Each form has a different style of attack and power ability.
A port of the original Panzer Dragoon is included.
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Dragon flying / riding
- Games with hidden / unlockable full games
- Genre: Rail shooter
- Middleware: CRI
- Panzer Dragoon series
- Protagonist: Female
|Xbox-exclusive AAA title - and largely overlooked||*Legion* (138)|
|Panzer Dragoon Orta for "non mother tongues"||Super_Anima (5)|
|Why did'nt this game sell?||Classic Nigel (150)|
|Sadistically frantic shooter game||Nathan Pannbacker (58)|
The Press Says
|GameZone||Jan 23, 2003||9.5 out of 10||95|
|IGN||Jan 10, 2003||9.2 out of 10||92|
|X-Power||May 20, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|GameSpot||Jan 13, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|Games TM||Feb, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|Gamers.at||Apr 14, 2003||90 out of 100||90|
|DreamStation.cc||Oct 27, 2003||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Feb 21, 2003||80|
|Insert Credit||Jan 10, 2002||7.9 out of 10||79|
|Gamesdog||Nov 10, 2003||5 out of 10||50|
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1001 Video GamesPanzer Dragoon Orta appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
DevelopmentThe game was developed by Smilebit and most of the SEGA team that worked on the previous Panzer Dragoon titles had already left the company. Kentaro Yoshida returned to SEGA partly to ensure the continuity of the series, and to work along with the director who had already worked on Panzer Dragoon Saga.
ExtrasThe original Panzer Dragoon (based on the PC updated version) is included as unlockable extra.
Version differencesAccording to the magazine gamesTM (issue #34), all Japanese copies include a hidden English-language option that's automatically selected when playing on a Western Xbox with a mod chip.
- 2003 – Upholding the Legacy Award (Xbox)
Related Web Sites
- Panzer Dragoon Orta (Official Bilingual Website (Japanese & English))