> 1994... Japan... Saturn launch... Sega
and Team Andromeda combined to produce the first Panzer
Dragoon, which quickly became a series of benchmark setting
flight shooters for Saturn. Unfortunately, Team
Andromeda is no more... Smilebit has taken
the responsibility of producing the first sequel since Panzer
Dragoon Saga, which remains in a shooter/RPG league of its
own to this day.
> Graphics has always been a strong suit in the Panzer Dragoon
series. After playing the brief trial version, I can assure you that
Orta will continue the tradition. The game is still
on rails, but you have limited movement, a speed burst, and 360 degree
aiming. Naturally, the story comes together with gorgeous cut-scenes.
Multiple paths, unending waves of enemies, and enormous bosses completes
> No, this isn't Panzer Dragoon Saga 2, as Orta
is devoid of RPG elements. It is, however, a combination of Panzer
Dragoon and Panzer
Dragoon Zwei, with plenty of new locales, gameplay, and options.
Your dragon, for instance, has three modes which can be selected on-the-fly.
One fires a ton of lock-on projectiles with good agility; another fires
fewer lock-on projectiles of much higher potency and lower agility; the
last can only fire machine-gun bursts with exceptional agility. It's
your choice as to which dragon form is best for the task at hand...
If that isn't good enough then unleash your dragon's berserk mode!
Strategy is infused. Done with all that? Take time to view
read history, and play the complete, original Panzer Dragoon,
which is included as a bonus!