Twenty Years Of SaGa Rolled Up In A Single Movie

By Spencer . January 20, 2009 . 6:22am

The SaGa series doesn’t have the same legacy here as it does in Japan. Even though the first batch of SaGa games were localized they were branded as “Final Fantasy Legend” titles to capitalize on the success of Final Fantasy. Looking back it seems silly, but at the time that name change was a smart move by Squaresoft. Back then RPGs were niche. Gamers dabbling in RPGs may have been wary about buying a game in an unknown series with mutant, robot, and monster heroes carrying guns and breakable glass swords. However, these Game Boy SaGa games weren’t unknown, they were “Final Fantasy” games.

 

Our first proper introduction to the SaGa series was from SaGa Frontier. Afterwards the SaGa brand deteriorated with frustrating entries like Unlimited SaGa. We missed out on the good old games like Romancing SaGa which at least partially explains the wave of indifference or “why remake this?” questions regarding the SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu.

 

So, eat the meat, take a refresher course, and revisit the entire SaGa series.

 

 

Images courtesy of Square Enix.


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  • http://sidequestblog.blogspot.com/ Musashi

    SaGa Frontier 2 was a amazing game on psx, Romancing SaGa was very good on SNES. I’m looking forward for this remake,

  • Jaxel

    The SaGa games are some of the WORST RPGs I have ever played in my life… When SaGa Frontier came out, I decided I would never touch another SaGa game again.

  • jarrodand

    @jaxel

    Well, the Frontiers and Unlimited are pretty much universally regarded as the worst games in the series. Romancing or the original SaGa games however are well loved with good reason.

    I’m hyped!

  • http://ninjeff.blogspot.com Ninjeff

    I had forgotten about Unlimited SaGa’s unique graphical style. It’s a shame how bad the game turned out to be.

    I’m looking forward to the updated SaGa 2 for the DS.

  • http://www.gamingforce.org/forums no

    We got the Romancing SaGa remake for PS2..

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