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  • Summary: The 1998 PlayStation® classic is back: SaGa Frontier is remastered. The team of eight have returned – now with Fuse added as a playable character. Choose your favorite character and embark on your own unique journey. Each of the eight characters have different goals and endings. Your choicesThe 1998 PlayStation® classic is back: SaGa Frontier is remastered. The team of eight have returned – now with Fuse added as a playable character. Choose your favorite character and embark on your own unique journey. Each of the eight characters have different goals and endings. Your choices will affect how events unfold using the Free-Form Scenario System. This in-depth system will allow you to manipulate and expand a story all your own. Challenge yourself in nail-biting battles by using “glimmer" as well as learning new skills such as the ability to fire consecutive special attacks from multiple team members. Expand

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Apr 25, 2021
    90
    An unforgettable JRPG epic that in some aspects has not been surpassed by any other game. Unique characters and situations, a non-linear narrative structure, a deep combat system and an atmosphere of endless adventure will not leave anyone indifferent.
  2. 90
    SaGa Frontier is a frivolous and irreverent little JRPG that eschews grand narratives and philosophies to instead focus on a charming sequence of absurd juxtapositions, genuine humour, and playfulness. It's a well-made game, and the effective, challenging and entertaining combat system stands as proof of that. It's just that it's also nothing like most other Square Enix JRPGs, because the developers clearly wanted to deliver something that defied the expectations of the JRPG genre. SaGa Frontier was such a resounding success at that that it has become a "cult classic" and while this will never appeal to the mainstream, hopefully it will find itself a new audience through this remaster.
  3. Apr 21, 2021
    86
    The price tag for this remaster may seem a little high, but considering the amount of effort required to overhaul this flawed classic into an enjoyable play experience amongst other games in the instant-gratification era, SaGa Frontier Remastered is appropriately priced at $24.99 USD on all platforms at the time of release. Any hesitation I had about recommending this game to JRPG fans in general, as well as SaGa fans, was washed away after spending time with it. Do not miss out: give this one a chance, take in the vast and strange world that is SaGa Frontier.
  4. Apr 14, 2021
    75
    Saga Frontier Remastered is back in HD and with lots of new content: it's time to relive the legend.
  5. Apr 15, 2021
    75
    SaGa Frontier Remastered is a good slice of JRPG nostalgia that will please fans of the original classic.
  6. May 6, 2021
    72
    SaGa Frontier is one of the most unconventional RPGs you'll ever play and this Remastered version refines it without taking away from the original's charm at all. If you're up for something truly unique then you won't regret giving it a go.
  7. Apr 15, 2021
    60
    SaGa Frontier Remastered is a good remaster of a classic JRPG. No one will argue that it does its job admirably, and adds in features which help the better aspects of the original game shine. However, there’s only so much it can do to make up for elements of the original game which have aged terribly. Those who aren’t established fans of the original, or who haven’t learned how to navigate older JRPGs, should be prepared for a fair number of headaches if they want to experience this title’s strengths.

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  1. Apr 24, 2021
    5
    It's strange that this game is receiving better reviews than when it was first released in the US on Playstation in the late 90s. This was aIt's strange that this game is receiving better reviews than when it was first released in the US on Playstation in the late 90s. This was a middling at best JRPG then -- probably one of the most disappointing JRPGs on the PS back in the 90s. I'm not sure how a graphical overhaul improves on a game with forgettable stories for each character and shallow RPG mechanics given that each story is relatively short. Expand