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  • Summary: 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 titles
    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 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.

    Story

    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.

    Additional Elements

    *New dungeons
    *New classes: diviner and ninja
    *New Game+
    *Autosave
    *UI specifically designed for smartphones

    Android 4.2.2 or above recommended.
    Not compatible with all devices.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 80
    This 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.
  2. Dec 18, 2017
    80
    Allowing 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.
  3. Dec 28, 2017
    78
    A game that we recommend to jrpg enthusiasts who do not fear experiences of gameplay sui generis.
  4. Jan 3, 2018
    70
    Romancing SaGa 2 is an alluring blend of esoteric and impenetrable that is as vexing as it is fascinating.
  5. Jan 16, 2018
    70
    Romancing SaGa 2 makes its debut in EU after the '93 release with new HD graphics, but the port is the same we saw on mobile devices.
  6. Jan 15, 2018
    70
    Romancing 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.
  7. Jan 2, 2018
    50
    Romancing Saga 2 is a game very much trapped in the early 90s, while it’s great to see a title translated into English after all this time, it’s a shame that it’s one that offers very little fun or entertainment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Dec 15, 2017
    9
    The 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.

    Positive:
    +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

    Negetive:
    -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)
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  2. Sep 6, 2018
    0
    Here'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.
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