MS Saga: A New Dawn PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: In the aftermath of the Great Fall, its survivors face a great irony. They must harness the power of the enemy to rebuild their world. But when the power falls into the wrong hands, their survival is threatened once more. As Tristan, travel the world to recruit your team. Build your armyIn the aftermath of the Great Fall, its survivors face a great irony. They must harness the power of the enemy to rebuild their world. But when the power falls into the wrong hands, their survival is threatened once more. As Tristan, travel the world to recruit your team. Build your army from 39 base model mobile suits. Command them in battles to stop Vladi Zarth and his army. Customize them with more than 260 different parts. Explore towns and perform tasks to earn experience and money. Encounter more than 300 types of enemies. Featuring mobile suits from Mobile Suit Gundam, G Gundam and Gundam Wing. [Bandai] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. One of the best jRPGs out now. It breaks every rule, goes back to the roots of the genre, and incorporates battle and customization systems that far exceed anything else the genreā€™s thrown to gamers so far.
  2. MS Saga: A New Dawn can be completely compelling once you let it sink its hooks into you, promising at least a good 40 hours of gameplay and some cool replay bonuses.
  3. Play Magazine
    75
    MS Saga: A New Dawn, while graphically sound isn't on par with the likes of Grandia 3, Dragon Quest VIII, or the forthcoming Final Fantasy XII. [Mar 2006, p.43]
  4. MS Saga looks and feels dated, but it makes good use of the license and manages to deliver a decent--if unremarkable--role-playing experience.
  5. I remain unimpressed by MS Saga: A New Dawn as well as the Gundam series it's based upon. While Bandai has crafted a playable game with some points of enjoyment, the majority of its content is extremely dull and flat.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    MS Saga succeeds in creating one of the first truly accessible Gundam experiences while still giving the hardcore fans a reason to play. [Mar 2006, p.87]
  7. 40
    A game with no surprises and a superficial combat model, but giant robot fetishists and long-time series fans at least have one less reason to complain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. JoshuaB.
    May 27, 2006
    10
    As a hardcore Gundam fan, I relish in the ability to take the original RX-78-2 Gundam and slapping on a Zaku II Special's shield or a As a hardcore Gundam fan, I relish in the ability to take the original RX-78-2 Gundam and slapping on a Zaku II Special's shield or a Gouf's shoulder spikes in order to boost its specs. Granted, this rpg is no Final Fantasy (but then again, can ANY rpg stand up to Final Fantasy?) but for Bandai's first rpg attempt with its only real franchise (Power Rangers doesn't count), I feel it was a great effort. The bosses are not that easy to beat, which forces the player to think, which is something a lot of games don't do now. Without a strategy, you cannot beat this game. Gamers who are looking for an easy game to play and gamers who are looking for a Final Fantasy level rpg will not be satisfied with this game. Most hardcore Gundam Fans will be ecstatic in teaming up mobile suits from the original MS Gundam, Zeta Gundam, Gundam Wing, and Gundam G Fighter. Honestly, who wouldn't want to have the original Gundam alongside Wing Gundam, Guncannon, and Heavyarms? Expand
  2. Jul 17, 2011
    10
    This game ties in the Classic Gundams we've all come to know and love with a more customization-oriented game play experience. Major fun, evenThis game ties in the Classic Gundams we've all come to know and love with a more customization-oriented game play experience. Major fun, even if you aren't a fan of the Gundam franchise. Prepare to skip a few meals, tell your girlfriend you're at work, and "Press any button to begin" Expand
  3. Mar 3, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers. This game is the greatest game ever made and that's all you need to know. But Persona 4 is still better than this game right Jason? loolololololololol Collapse
  4. MatthewZ.
    Jun 23, 2006
    10
    I feel that MS Saga A New Dawn was an awesome game. It was one of the best RPG's I have played since the Final Fantasy games. The sheer I feel that MS Saga A New Dawn was an awesome game. It was one of the best RPG's I have played since the Final Fantasy games. The sheer amount of mobile suit customization alone makes the game wonderful. Its well worth it to buy, especially since I got mine for only $20. Expand
  5. RonaldM.
    Feb 24, 2006
    0
    It's really boring no effort put into this game.

Awards & Rankings

#100 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006