Romancing SaGa 2, originally released only in Japan in 1993, has been completely remastered and now receives its first ever official English translation!
No two players will experience the story in the same way The SaGa series is one of Square Enix's most beloved. The first three titlesRomancing SaGa 2, originally released only in Japan in 1993, has been completely remastered and now receives its first ever official English translation!
No two players will experience the story in the same way
The SaGa series is one of Square Enix's most beloved. The first three titles were originally branded overseas under the "FINAL FANTASY LEGEND" moniker , and garnered critical acclaim for their complex yet compelling combat system.
Romancing SaGa 2 takes the varied gameplay of other entries in the series and combines it with an open-ended free-form scenario system whose story is as vast as the world in which it plays out. The player takes the role of a succession of emperors, painting the history of the world with each and every action.
Familiar series hallmarks such as formations and glimmers make a return in this unique title.
It all begins with the song of a lone bard in a bustling pub.
Great nations such as the Varennes Empire, which had once ensured peace throughout the world, stagnated and atrophied over the course of centuries, and sinister forces started emerging in outlying areas.
Ere long, peace spiraled into war and the common folk spoke in hushed words of the Seven Heroeshistorical figures who saved the world once and who, it was hoped, would do so again.
*New classes: diviner and ninja
*UI specifically designed for smartphones
Android 4.2.2 or above recommended.
Not compatible with all devices.… Expand
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Romancing SaGa 2 – Announcement Trailer
Dec 22, 2017This is one of the more unheralded Super Nintendo JRPGs, but the update is of a high quality, and while I don’t think it’s a classic example of the genre by any means, it is still a very enjoyable game. A clean, enjoyable combat system, plenty of enemies to fight, and a bit of exploration and puzzle solving on the side; this is the kind of classic JRPG experience that I’ll never get tired of.
Dec 18, 2017Allowing you to pick your own heir to the throne and affect direct change across a whole country is impressive, making the story feel like its your own. This is emotionally strengthened by other elements like permadeath. While it can be frustrating to play at times, it is absolutely worth experiencing Romancing SaGa 2; a truly hidden gem in the Square Enix library.
Jan 15, 2018Romancing SaGa 2 is really intriguing new JRPG. The combat system has a great sense of depth thanks to its distinctive take on levelling, the inclusion of formations and how the player is held accountable for each party member. The kingdom management aspects also provide a greater sense of player agency and helps set it apart from conventional role-playing games. Due to this design, the story and character development – including the dialogue throughout – aren’t quite as refined as other Square Enix titles. Regardless, the entire concept has aged surprisingly well – even by modern standards.
Feb 17, 2021Its inheritance system is extremely well implemented and makes for fun replays, combined with its complex questing system allowing for variousIts inheritance system is extremely well implemented and makes for fun replays, combined with its complex questing system allowing for various approaches and outcomes. I, for one, am surprised to see that it took 23 years to localize it.… Expand
Nov 19, 2019Awesome game and one of the most inventive game of the SNES era. You play as several generations of emperors to defeat a huge threat. It's aAwesome game and one of the most inventive game of the SNES era. You play as several generations of emperors to defeat a huge threat. It's a beautiful tale of people passing the torch to see their descendant put a rest to their people's misery… Expand
Feb 16, 2021It's always funny to see people call Chrono Trigger the best JRPG on the SFC/SNES when that's no true in the slightest and only demonstratesIt's always funny to see people call Chrono Trigger the best JRPG on the SFC/SNES when that's no true in the slightest and only demonstrates their lack of experience with said console: RS2 is better than CT will ever be. RS2 has actual non-linearity, with non-traditional leveling. You have proficiencies for various weapon types (like bows, spears, etc.). You learn new skills by "sparking" techs, i.e. attacking with a certain weapon. The stronger the enemies you fight, the higher is your chance of learning a new skill (albeit that also depends on the class and type of your characters; a hunter is more likely to spark bow techs than a ninja).
Enemies (and some bosses) scale passively,and high battle rank enemies are really devastating. It's generation-based, so while playing through the game, you play through an entire lineage of emperors, and how the empire evolves is entirely dependent on your actions; doing a certain amount of quests causes a generation skip to occur. There's also permadeath in the game: each character has a fixed amount of LP (life points), which, when depleted, causes a character to die permanently (in the case of your emperor, you'll have to appoint a new one). Sleeping at an inn does not regenerate your LP.
Defense is separated into 8 categories, Blunt, Slashing, Piercing, Projectile, Heat, Cold, Electric, "Status" (this doesn't really mean status effects, it means magic damage that doesn't fit into the other categories, like dark curses or weird star magic)
Since you can't just pump 1 "def" stat you'll be swapping defensive gear around to deal with different enemy types and also probably be supplementing your defenses with utility spells.
Utility spells are a BIG deal.
Status effects are useful against bosses but how a status effect is applied matters. "Stun" comes from both Sweep and Feint (and a bunch of other sources), but Sweep only works on enemies that actually have legs, and Feint only works on enemies that are actually holding a weapon, etc.
It's a really good JRPG and marks the peak of SFC/SNES JRPGs.… Expand
Nov 11, 2019Just came here to leave a 10 to counter the **** that gave it 0. It really annoys me that almost every game has **** dum dums that come andJust came here to leave a 10 to counter the **** that gave it 0. It really annoys me that almost every game has **** dum dums that come and leave a review score of 0. Thats the world we live in full of hateful losers. Great game.… Expand
Dec 15, 2017The SaGa series is one of the most underrated franchise on the Square Enix fanbase. Romancing SaGa sub-series are considered like the best onThe SaGa series is one of the most underrated franchise on the Square Enix fanbase. Romancing SaGa sub-series are considered like the best on the franchise and Romancing SaGa 2 is a very good example.
+The battle system is actually the second best on the series (i consider the best SaGa: Scarlet Grace) with a lot of forms to play it and use very well the turn-based system an LPs system. I give it 9/10.
+The world feels alive and very interesting to explore, with tons of localizations and dungeons filled with enemies and NPCs to talk. I give it 9/10
+The Bosses are the best from the Romancing SaGa sub-series. In the other RS games the bosses had something interesting, but they didn't felt like they were something alive, but here, the thing changes and now you are feelling like they actually want to kick your ass. I give it 10/10
+The soudntrack is amazing! the composer is the genius Kenji Ito, who is considered the main compositor of the SaGa series. The game contains memorable songs like "Battle 1" or "The Seven Heroes' Battle". 10/10
+The plot behind this Romancing SaGa is by far, the best from the Romancing SaGa sub-series. But that doesn't means it is flawless. Romancing SaGa 2 starts about how the seven heroes saved prevously the world, and then how they were forgotten. You are the emperor and your will is to protect the empire from the fallen seven heroes. Yes, it sounds interesting, but in the game it doesn't explain that much how they become evil and that stuff. I give it 7/10
-This game it's very difficult, i mean, i've died like tons of times and it's kinda frustrating for me.
-The lack of plot at some points of the game.
OVERALL: 9/10. A very solid game with some flaws, but that doesn't make it less fun (Expect a lot of fun from this game)… Expand
Sep 6, 2018Here's why this game gets a zero from me, because it lies to you. It promises generations and make your own story, no, all of that is absoluteHere's why this game gets a zero from me, because it lies to you. It promises generations and make your own story, no, all of that is absolute crap, you want to know what it really is? it is "you die? give your kingdom to a random soldier you barely know, not your child or your wife or husband or anyone at all with a little bit of importance. Also it is not your own story, the game is hardly divided in two parts, this way and that way, this way being the hard and up front way and that way being a way you can't do unless you perform a couple vague steps, regardless of your exploration and discovery, locking you from any actual control of the story.
The characters and npcs are so boring and bland you couldn't care less if they died, the combat is so easy and bland you'd wish there was an auto system. This game is a complete failure, I was hoping to find some kind of rpg where I can mold my own story, but no, instead I wasted 25 dollars on absolute **** and I sit here today hoping I can save you, your money, from this garbage.… Expand