Panzer Dragoon avaliable NOW ($24.99, Switch timed exclusive)

Dancrane212

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Oct 25, 2017
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If reports of the Switch performance being solid I think I'll grab the physical copy.

Need to hear if they fixed Lagi's roar too.
 

Krejlooc

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I got half life alyx currently and now am about to start Panzer Dragoon. This is the best gaming week ever.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Need to see some direct feed Switch footage before I bite the bullet.

....oh who am I fooling, I'll probably get it digitally, try to nab the physical and get it again on Steam.
 

kvetcha

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Oct 27, 2017
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Folks, please report back. I've got The Room VR in queue already, but I really want to play this!
 

AmirMoosavi

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Nice, been listening to the OSTs all day, was on Zwei when I heard this news. I guess the Steam release will be winter this year?
 

Krejlooc

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Damn my internet is CRAAAAWLING right now. Just grabbing that PD:Z disc took minutes to load.
 

Tim de Man

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Will I like this as a fan of old-school StarFox? It's grabbed my attention since the first showing they did last year.
 

Betamaxbandit

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is it wrong to want to buy a switch based purely on this game?

Please tell me its coming out on other platforms!!
 

Weiss

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Oct 25, 2017
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I have spent too much on games lately

but fuck that it's Panzer Dragoon gimme gimme gimme
 

Alienhated

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Weird that they just dropped the game like this, without any marketing whatsoever.

Hopefully it'll do fine.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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To be fair, SEGA doesn't publish these games, so isn't up to them how they will be published. These new games are made by small publishers who probably don''t have the distribution networks to release physical games on retail
Just go with NISA then. Sega already distribute all of their NA releases and have had some semi-related parterships before. Like when Atlus localized the original Disgaea on PS2.

This screws over folks like me in Canada who would have to pay a premium to buy these through them, or at some local indue stores that still charge a premium for the same reasons.
 

Dancrane212

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The Panzer Dragoon series is the best 3D SHMUPS around.
The latter games for sure, but it is worth reminding folk that this first title is very much a tech demo for what would come later. I'm not sure how well it'll hold up for someone coming to this fresh.

is it wrong to want to buy a switch based purely on this game?

Please tell me its coming out on other platforms!!
It's a launch exclusive. It'll be on other platformers later (already announced for PC).
 

Krejlooc

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The latter games for sure, but it is worth reminding folk that this first title is very much a tech demo for what would come later.
I have absolutely no problem putting the first panzer dragoon over star fox.

The first game is on it's own a terrific 3D shmup, one of the very best. Like the best bits from galaxy force and space harrier, the panzer dragoon games have always shown an incredible knack for enemy placement that was in place from the very beginning. The first game is not as mechanically deep as the later, but it's still a very solid shmup.
 

Tain

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I would say Panzer Dragoon leans a LOT more on its aesthetics than Star Fox does. like a lot, to the point where I'd almost say its closer to Rez.

this isn't a criticism, tho, and if you like Star Fox you should try it.

Shame it's so much harder to try the original.
 

Dancrane212

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I have absolutely no problem putting the first panzer dragoon over star fox.
SNES? For sure.

64? I'd give it to Zwei or Orta, but not the original PD.

I would say Panzer Dragoon leans a LOT more on its aesthetics than Star Fox does. like a lot, to the point where I'd almost say its closer to Rez.
Yeah, this is what I'm getting at. The deeper gameplay comes in with the sequel, Zwei.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I want to get it, bit shocked at $25 price, but its worth it. Going to wait on reviews to make sure it performs well. Tempted to wait for 4K HDR on PS4 Pro, but I may cave on switch.

Anything to help encourage them to remake Saga at this point imo.
 

pswii60

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Wait. Sega isn’t publishing this or SOR4? Is it like a Shenmue deal, where they sign off and call it a day?
Yes.

And honestly, it's wonderful. I'd much rather they did this than let the IPs remain forgotten forever.
From the sound of it ("timed console exclusive"), it's probably coming out on Steam today as well.
You'd think, but the Steam page says it's not releasing until Winter?