Panzer Dragoon – Sequel, Spin Off, Start Over or Stay Dead?

Welcome to this week's, "Sequel, Spin Off, Start Over or Stay Dead?" Each week Diehard GameFAN is going to look at a dormant franchise that was once pretty popular, but for some reason has disappeared into the sands of time. Diehard GameFAN staffers will have four options for what they want to have happen to the series and you can see them in the title of this piece.

Today's franchise is arguably the best of the 32 bit generation. All three games released during this time were considered system sellers in regards to the Sega Saturn. The third game in the series is almost always listed as one of the best role playing games ever made and the eventual fourth game in the series won our 2003 XBOX Exclusive Game of the Year Award. It's been nearly seven years since a Panzer Dragoon game has graced a system, unless you count the Sega Ages game for the Playstation 2. Panzer Dragoon Saga is one of the most expensive and sought after games on the used game market and the series is nearly universally loved by gamers and critics alike. However, since purchasing Sega, Sammy has allowed the series to go dormant for nearly a decade. Is there still life in one of Sega's biggest IP's? Eight members of the Diehard GameFAN staff discusses their thoughts on what should be done with the franchise.

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jack who3216d ago

Sequel, Spin Off, Start Over

darkequitus3215d ago (Edited 3215d ago )

I actually have a copy of Panza Dragoon Saga for the saturn, in storage with most of my stuff I brought with me from the UK.

zeeshan3215d ago

Yes, a sequel would be great. They should also consider remaking KNIGHTS. If anyone remembers KNIGHTS on Sega Saturn. That was a coool game!

Godmars2903215d ago

As much as I hate motion control across the board, Knights would probably be a good fit for Natal.

Bnet3433215d ago

I didn't play anything of the PD games except for Orta on the Xbox and that game was very fun, I do not know why Microsoft didn't add that to Xbox originals as well as other games like Shenmue 2 and JSRF but w/e. I don't mind a sequel for that. Just my two cents.

darthv723215d ago (Edited 3215d ago )

I would love to see either a remake of saga or a true sequel. The on rails shooter type was good for parts 1,2 and Orta but in Saga it was so different and has been highly regarded as one of the best on the saturn.

As for knights, it was already redone for the wii and didnt do to well. I actually like the game but many feel it just wasnt the right kind of sequel sega should have made.

If sega is looking for IP's to resurect...I say they need to bring out a new game in the Shining series. Be it a dungeon crawler like "Darkness" or strategy rpg like "Force" wouldnt matter really to me so long as it is a "Shining" game.

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Godmars2903215d ago

PD Saga 2: cross it with Monster Hunter, make it a open world with its own interactive environment interwoven with a story. That how good the last one was, and its the only way to do it better.

BlackIceJoe3215d ago

I so would love another Panzer Dragoon sequel. Plus a sequel to Panzer Dragoon Saga too. If not that at least having a Panzer Dragoon compilation game would be pretty cool. This series is one I have so like and do not want to see it die. So I would love to see Sega make another Panzer Dragoon game.

kewlkat0073215d ago

........I had Orta on the Dreamcast.[I miss that console] Yes before there was LAIR.

Whiptcracker3215d ago

Orta was on the Xbox, not the Dreamcast.

kewlkat0073215d ago

Which one was on the Dreamcast?

Whiptcracker3215d ago

There wasn't one for the Dreamcast.

PD1, Zwei and Saga were all on the Sega Saturn
Orta was on the Xbox
Mini was on the Sega Game Gear
R was on Tiger's weird handheld
PD1 was remade as Sega Ages 2700 for the PS2, but that was a Japanese release only.

PD1 and 2 were ported to the PC as well.

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