Video Game History: Panzer Dragoon Saga (Sega Saturn)

Panzer Dragoon Saga Sega Saturn boxart

Panzer Dragoon Saga was the last game in the original trilogy on the Sega Saturn. While the first two Panzer Dragoon games were simple rail-shooters, Saga was something a bit more epic.

Main hero Panzer Dragoon Saga Sega Saturn

The game expanded the story quite a bit. I didn’t even understand the original plot of the first game, but I hear they made it far more entertaining. Plenty of cut-scenes to advance things.

Flying dragon Panzer Dragoon Saga Sega Saturn

While the game may look true to it’s roots, there was one big key difference. This was no simple fly and shoot adventure.

Panzer Dragoon Saga Sega Saturn RPG

Sega added RPG-elements to the game. Moves were turn based but maneuvering was in real-time. Which was one of the first games to combine both real-time and turn-based game-play. With that and the story added up, the game spanned 4 whole CDs.

Panzer Dragoon Saga Sega Saturn video Game

The game received universal acclaim from critics, and many consider it by far the series magnum opus. Since I never had a Sega Saturn, I sadly never got the chance to play it. But if Sega manages to port/remake the game to a modern platform, I would get it in a heartbeat.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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