Panzer Dragoon Saga

June 11th, 2011: Poppin’ My Sega Saturn Cherry

My aunt is the one who has convinced me to put games like L.A. Noire and Portal 2 on hold. You see, for years she’s been trying to explain to me how amazing PDS is. I definitely trust her and take her word for it—she and I have very similar tastes in our games, and honestly it doesn’t take much convincing for me to put down an FPS or Action/Adventure in lieu of an infamous JRPG.

Here’s a fun fact: Panzer Dragoon Saga will be the first Sega Saturn game I’ve ever played. I’ve owned PDS for roughly a year now (thanks to eBay), but just ordered a Sega Saturn a few months back.

I only hope the Sega Saturn actually, you know, WORKS. I uh haven’t tested it yet.

What I know about Panzer Dragoon Saga:

  • I can fly on dragons.
  • There is a language that was created strictly for this game.
  • The game was, according to my aunt, way ahead of it’s time.
  • I BARELY remember watching my aunt play PDS many, many years ago. So I know what to expect in terms of graphics. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s going to be interesting venturing into a console 16 years old, and not only that, a console I’ve never played before! I’m not worried that the graphics will turn me off or anything like that—but I bet they WILL take some getting used to.

Holy shit. I’m excited. ^___^

July 20th, 2011: WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

No, seriously. What just happened?

I got about halfway through the introductory CGI in PDS before I had to shut the Saturn off, buuut it doesnโ€™t matter because I couldnโ€™t pay attention to what was happening anyway. It was the first time in a LONG time (13 years?) since Iโ€™ve seen one of those bad boys in action, and my mind was blown by how awesome it was. I mean, it was so blown that my reading capability was disabled.

So. Good.

Anyway, the made-up spoken lingo is pretty sweet. Donโ€™t know what itโ€™s called, or if Iโ€™ll ever find out what itโ€™s called, but what an awesome concept! Unfortunately Iโ€™m now going to have to get used to this thing called โ€œreadingโ€. Seriously, the last game I played that solely utilized written dialogue was Wind Waker.

Based on the half-assedattention-paying I was doing during the intro, I suppose the game is about a dude named Edge, an empire of sorts, some ancient Beasts (are those the dragons Iโ€™ll fly?!) and war. Lots of conflict between nations. To be honest, it kind of reminds me of Skies of Arcadia! GAWD, I friggen LOVE that game.

::takes a moment to nostalgia all over the place::

Not much else to say here, so that must mean I need to play more.

OH! Wait. I just realized that this is actually a face.

HERP. And THAT made me remember that I’ve seen that face/thing/woman before. Whatever it is. It was during the intro, and clearly I was not paying attention. So sue me.