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Panzer Dragoon on Gamasutra

A shameless link to the gamasutra article on Panzer Dragoon, one of my most beloved franchises.

What I always loved about this series was the world it created.  Ruined cities half-submerged and forgotten, a fallen empire based on biotechnology that almost destroyed the world, power-hungry empires desperate to seize that tech, and some really epic and fun boss encounters.  Man, the stories you can tell in that world just from a visual aspect alone are fantastic.

PD Saga holds the special place in my heart for turning what was becoming a typically mundane JRPG experience at the time on its head.  Position and timing mattered again in RPG fights, which was a godsend instead of just hitting attack over and over.

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