SaGa 2 Then And Now

By Spencer . January 26, 2009 . 9:50am

saga2 Yep, Square Enix is remaking SaGa 2 better known as Final Fantasy Legend 2 here. You already know this, but how does the game look in juxtaposed against the original? I tried to put together some comparison screenshots, but SaGa 2 looks so different from the source material I wasn’t able to make them as good as I wanted.


Monsters in Final Fantasy Legend 2 were layered. So a single Mapleman sprite could represent a line of five Maplemen in batle. In battle Game Boy game also didn’t show the party members which meant you never saw effects for healing spells. The landscape looks entirely different too. Trees and mountains tiles aren’t stamped on blank land anymore either. Twenty years of SaGa means we get actual trees and mountains.







Images courtesy of Square Enix.

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  • I’m all for these remakes, as long as we get it here too!

  • Cool. Nostalgia is setting in. I wonder what the area inside the human body will look like now. I’m excited.

    • Mazen

      Well this kind of spoilers but its ok.

      • It’s only a spoiler when it’s pointed out (speaking as someone who never played the original).

      • Sorry about that. I could’ve sworn it was mentioned in one of the previous posts, but it seems I was mistaken. Don’t worry — compared to the storyline itself, I didn’t spoil anything big =)

  • I can’t wait. Final Fantasy Legend 2 and 3 were my favorite GB games.

  • MadMirko

    Can’t believe I missed those back in the day…, I have recently acquired FFL3 for a good chunk of money, though, so I get to keep my geek card.

  • Sora

    shows you how far video games have come

  • Those are huge differences. It’ll be worth the buy for fans just for graphics alone.

  • Hitosura22

    nice the graphics look nice…im getting this game day one ^_^…if it gets localized that is…lol heres for localization ^_^

  • Ooh, nice. I like the black outlines. Also, is it just me or does one of the enemies in that second Gameboy screenshot look kind of like Slowpoke? O_o

  • Mazen

    Great comparison pics Spencer.

  • lolidkASL?

    I played this on the original gameboy, wOOt, I’m a winner.

    update looks awesome too!

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