I’ve never owned a Sega Saturn, nor can I remember ever playing one. It’s not that I never wanted it, but by the time the bad boy released I was probably enamored with my newly acquired SNES, my Genesis and barbie dolls.
But here’s the thing. Throughout the years I’ve collected several hundred games, and I’ve happened to add a few Saturn games to my collection; one of which being Panzer Dragoon Saga. For those of that don’t know, Panzer Dragoon Saga is regarded as one of the best RPGs of ALL TIMEEEE. That, and it’s rare as fuck. I won’t admit how much I paid for it, but I paid enough for it that I should actually play it.
As much as I wish I would stumble across a working Saturn at a garage sale, I realized that chances of that were extremely slim. So, I started searching eBay last week. I had a few requirements: The Saturn HAD to have its original box, all of the cords *drrr* and I needed at least one controller. After a few minutes of searching…VOILA!
With a gift card, I only paid 50 bucks. The games suck tit, but I don’t care. The Saturn looks to be in incredible condition (the box looks decent) and it has the cords and a controller.
Hopefully it’ll be here sometime this week! …Not that I could actually play it. My life is currently consumed by Dragon Age 2.
Maybe I’ll get to it by July.
Did you play the Saturn? Do you still own yours?
Nice! I never played the Sega Saturn either back in the day but lately I’ve been trying to get my hands back on a Sega Genesis, which I foolishly sold at a garage sale a long time ago probably for dirt cheap. I’ve been thinking of all of those old games lately and it brings back such good memories.
AWWWW. I <3 my Genesis. They can't be too expensive on eBay…
Naww I just have to find one in good shape. But it’s summer now so I have to my money towards my Jetski dock space, so I have to make sacrifices in gaming purchases for awhile =/
Awesome! Make sure to check out the Panzer Dragoon games, you won’t be disappointed. I loved my Saturn back in the day… though I was a huge Sega fanboy growing up so it could skew my thinking but there are several legitimately good (if not great) titles.
I can’t wait to try Panzer Dragoon Saga! I’ve heard mixed things, though, about how it hasn’t aged well this, the graphics will make your eyes bleed that….but I don’t care.
You bought a US Saturn? Epic fail. You’re supposed to buy the Japanese Saturn and all of it’s awesome games like I did when I was studying abroad in Japan!
WHY DON’T YOU TELL ME THESE THINGS BEFOREHAND, MATT?! Geeeeeeez. ;)
Hey if you need the manual I believe I have one
Orly? I’m assuming you’re talking about the inserts tha came with the console?