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First gameplay footage of the SaGa 2 DS remake


I came. I love this game to pieces. I want to hug it and squeeze it and love it and call it George.

The remake looks to keep everything I liked about the old version but with a beautiful new coat of paint. Everything looks absolutely stunning; the scene near the opening where the party is running through what appears to be a giant stone aqueduct was breathtaking (especially given that this is a DS game!), and the new character models look just amazing in-game. I love the designs too, and it looks like you might be able to edit some of the appearances? I see at least two different iterations of the Male human, a Blue and Blonde haired one, and they both look pretty different. I guess that would make sense, so that you can tell your characters apart if you have multiples of the same class. I wonder if it's just set things or if you can actually edit the appearances.

And do I see skills? The battle clips show a Male human making multiple kinds of attacks with what looks like just a collection of swords; I have to wonder if they added a console-SaGa-style skill system or if that's just preset animations to the kazillion different weapons that were in the original game. One screen also shows what appears to be a SaGa combo? Color me excited.

A couple questions I have about the video though. Where is Dad? Dad was one of the best parts in the original game, and I'd think he would get showcased at least once in the video. Or at least Mask would, since Ashura shows up about halfway through and Mask was the entire reason you could beat him.

Also, what's with this whole "3 Goddesses that look suspiciously like the Moire sisters" thing? The original game only had two goddesses, Isis and Venus. I'm definitely intrigued by this development.
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About Gen Eric Guione of us since 2:23 PM on 01.10.2008