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Romancing SaGa 2 Official PC (and Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbone) Release - Out Now!

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Jinn, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Jinn Arcane

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    In case anyone missed it in the Random JRPG News thread, English speaking people who don't enjoy playing games on their phones are finally getting Romancing SaGa 2 on respectable platforms! Only 24 years after its initial release!

    Hopefully this sells well and leads to the release of Romancing Saga 3, and maybe even a re-release of Romancing Saga - Minstrel's Song in the near future. Regardless of how it does, I'm extremely excited to finally jump into what has been called the best SaGa game of the series. If you would have told me 10 years ago this game would receive an official western release, let alone a PC release, I never would have believed you.

    Anyways, can't wait for Friday. I will be dropping anything else I'm playing to dig deep into this one. Look forward to discussing and enjoying it with you all.
     
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  2. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    While I want Romancing SaGa 3, Scarlet Grace is the one I want the most.
     
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  3. Expon Learned

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    I guess square wants to see if this sells well so they can release romancing saga 3 simultaneously rather than ios and android first, which is unlikely looking how it sold on vita.
     
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  4. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Why the [​IMG] friend? Scarlet Grace looks really cool and impressions from Japan are really good.
     
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  5. Expon Learned

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    The game itself is indeed very well made, but the chances of it getting translated are slim at best. Romancing saga 2 and 3 have to at least sell decent in the west for square to even consider localising scarlet grace.
     
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  6. Shinji Learned

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    Recently, Akitoshi Kawazu (main designer) was interviewed by Forbes, and apparently his favorite game is Ultima IV:

    Full interview:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/ollieb...om-the-final-fantasy-games-to-the-saga-series
     
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  7. Latro Arcane

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    so anyone actually buying the game? releases in 6 hours!
     
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  8. Jinn Arcane

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    Absolutely! Hope it actually releases at that time and it's not just a tease. I will be staying up very late playing this tonight (early morning).
     
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  9. Whisky The Solution

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    Oh wow. I remember always hoping someone would fan translate this one for the SNES.

    Now...now I can just straight up buy it in English.

    Go figure.
     
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  10. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It's out now.
     
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  11. Jinn Arcane

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    The game is excellent so far. In the first two hours, my father has tried to teach me how to be a strong leader by leading me into battle, I've lost a character to permanent death, chest mimics have destroyed me numerous times, and I've inherited the strength and ability of my father on his death bed.

    While the game and mechanics are sound, there are definitely technical issues. I can't full-screen the game without a window frame and there is some annoying mobile-esque UI that I can't get rid of. As someone who has been waiting for an english translation of this game for years, these are minor inconveniences that don't really get in the way of me enjoying a good game. The sprite work and backgrounds are overall very aesthetically pleasing though, even at high resolutions.
     
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  12. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    I bought it on Steam, despite some negative reviews.

    Alt+Enter for fullscreen mode
    Steam big picture mode for controller support.
     
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    I really don't understand why they localized all these ports, it has been released on mobile in English for more than a year, and I just checked the Google Play page for the game and it says it has 1000 copies sold. Ouch.
     
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    It's also on iOS, which IIRC, typically has more sales than Android.

    Also can anyone confirm if the translation is still godawful? The android version has terribly written dialogue.
     
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  15. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    It is.
     
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  16. Latro Arcane

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    playing jrpg for plot or dialogue...LOL
     
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  17. jungl Learned

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    jrpgs with plot and dialogue what pushed them into the mainstream with games like chrono trigger. Older traditional jrpgs like dragon quest are best enjoyed when you want to role play a mental midget or a drooling senile old man.
     
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  18. eric__s ass hater Developer

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    Guess what bitch, I'm both of those things so I don't need to roleplay.

    Anyone know how time works? I beat the game's intro and it went to year 1001, and then ten minutes later it was 1003. How did that happen?
     
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  19. Jinn Arcane

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    I've definitely been playing for more than ten minutes since it became 1001, but I went to the Goblin Hideaway instead of straight to the canal. Maybe it depends on the locations you visit?

    Also, really hoping a mod comes out soon that removes UI "buttons" on the overworld and in battle. If not for those, most of the other UI is passable. Really don't like the look of weapon and magic skill/defense icons either.

    Still, having such a great time with this classic game that my problems with the UI are merely irksome rather than a real problem.
     
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  21. jungl Learned

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    games alright a little too basic as far as saga games go. Last remnant was the peak of this kind of gameplay. With the super repetitive gameplay it is better off playing this with your phone when you feeling bored.
     
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    [​IMG]

    You're about to get the prank of a lifetime, gramps.
     
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  23. Jinn Arcane

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    How far have you gotten?
     
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  24. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    So getting it for Vita might be preferable if no patches arrive?
     
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  25. jungl Learned

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    I played it a little past the goblins place.
     
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