a combination of sluggish past sega shooting styles mixed in with poor story elements wrapped around the repetitious blasting action, with a combination of grainy pixelated graphics, just like in previous panzer dragoon games, a very dull ride to say the least. utter sh*t. Â
Yeah, this game does look a little dated now, particularly next to screen shots of the upcoming XBox incarnation, but then so does every game from the mid nineties...
However, despite John D's continued negativity (do you even appreciate classic gaming?), this game series is one of the major highlights for the Saturn, Zwei being no exception. The controls were nice (esp. with the 3D pad), the graphics were highly atmospheric, as was the sound. And that, in my opinion, is the high point for PDZ... atmosphere, which - for a shooter - it has tons of.
I remember the rush of zooming through caverns and having my dragon morph into different forms depending on how well I did... great fun, and worthwhile for anyone who likes the idea of a shooter with depth.
This was my favourite of the pure-bred shooter panzer games. I don't know exactly what it was about this game, but I still play it when I can't think of anything else to play just because of it's great replay value.
OH JOHND SHUT THE f*** UP!!!!! YOU ARE JUST ASKIN' FOR A SLAP!!!! HOW THE HELL CAN YOU SAY BAD THING'S ABOUT SEGA/TEAM ANDROMEDA, THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST GAMES OF 1996 (...well untill nights came out...)...yea...this game had me comming back for more every time i played it!...best thing to come out of this game, was getting 'winged death' status! Â
This is a still a brilliant shooting game even by todays standards. The upgrade system and the multiple routes give the game more depth than most shooting games, and as others have mentioned, the music and atmosphere make for a very immersive game.
Something which dissapointed me about this game though was how easy it was to complete. After playing the very tough original Panzer Dragoon game i was expecting more of a challenge.
It was a very good game, in grafics, sound, fun, and replayability. Its sequil however (PDS) out did it in every way. Then again, PDS was an RPG, where as PDZ was a shooter, so maybe its not realy a fair comparison...