Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 23, 2009 22:52:27 GMT -5
Here's a video showing the fist 10 minutes of the game, including story scenes, character creation, the first town, the overworld, part of the first dungeon, and a bunch of battles.
Love the remixed music!
The game has been out in Japan for about a week now (scored 9/7/7/8 in Famitsu), and there's still no sign of a North American release. I guess it's not too late, but it's looking less likely at this point.
Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 24, 2009 17:33:28 GMT -5
3-hit chain! 303 damage!
Jeremy Parish has written impressions of the game at 1up.com, calling it "surprisingly good."
User-friendly? Not really. Yet it was indescribably appealing to many RPG fans, a unique system that demanded players approach the game on its terms and learn to master its nuances. Plus, the experience was rewarding: Proper exploitation of the mechanics could make for a godlike party, and it was always fun to see what new forms your party's monster would take after chowing down on a hunk of meat. And it's these things that SaGa 2 plays up in its DS form, which makes it one of the more impressive remakes to have come along lately.
He's also still holding out hope for a North American release. Cross your fingers for 2010.
Post by Nester the Lark on Oct 28, 2009 23:58:54 GMT -5
I suppose the prospects of this game being released in North America are pretty slim at this point. Jeremy Parish thinks that the era of quirky Japanese titles being localized is ending. (Altho I wouldn't consider SaGa II to be all that quirky.) If so, this would be the first SaGa game not to reach North America since Romancing SaGa III on the Super Famicom.
It's a shame, since even the original version, Final Fantasy Legend II, was released here. Plus, it's the only RPG I was looking forward to.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jan 23, 2011 15:15:53 GMT -5
According to TinyCartridge, the fan translation patch for the SaGa 2 remake has been released. So, for those who want to import a copy and patch it with a flash cart, it's the closest you can get to an official English release.
The same team is also working on a translation of the SaGa 3 remake.
It's unlikely I'll partake in either of these, tho, since I don't import.