|Nifty SaGa Frontier Links
||[Jan. 13th, 2010|08:58 pm]
A Fan Community for the SaGa RPG Series
Hi all; I've been a lurker here for a while but never posted before.|
As I'm sure most of you can totally relate, I spend lots of time hunting the internet for hidden gems of SaGa info [which, a while back, is how I even discovered this journal community].
Well, the other night I fell upon this really awesome "Let's Play" walkthrough [somehow affiliated with SpomethingAwful]. Anyways, it's a complete depiction of the game [side quests, extras, and all] with lots of high quality screen captures. It even contains images from the Debug Room of all the unused/base files [I don't have Gameshark, so it was really exciting to legit see these].
But aside from all the nifty info [that most of us already knew about], the best thing about this is the HILARIOUS comments that the user documenting the walkthrough posts throughout. It's all dry, witty, humour that lovingly mocks the game, and constantly made me physically laugh out loud.
The whole thing's a pretty short read [because it's all screen-caps and one-liners] and so worth it.
Another link is this well-rounded collection of SaGa Frontier fanart at Photobucket. It's as if the user has been stalking the internet for the best/most-interesting[/any?] SaGa Frontier fanart and storing them in a safe, accumulated mass.
Particularly take note to the middle of the 5th page in the 7th album! It has these three AMAZING works for "Episode: Red," "Episode: Fuse," and "Episode: T260G" [respectively] that are illustrated to look like promotional art for each story as an anime! Notice how much the tone of the Episode: Fuse piece is like something right out of Cowboy Bebop! :X
Also, at the bottom of the 6th page in the 7th album is another similar piece with Red, Dr. Okonogi, Dr. Klein, and a guy who looks like Dr. Leonard [but that wouldn't make sense?]
Who do you think the blonde guy is?!
Most of the albums are filled with Asellus's quest, but there are quite a few unexpected gems from the other stories!
Check it out here:
Finally, there's this review of the SaGa 20th Anniversary OST Collection over at RPGFan. It has a full track listing and high quality cover images for each of the disks [which is good for having quality iTunes album art, if you have the soundtrack like me!]
Sorry if these are old news, but I don't recall seeing them posted here before!
PS: How AMAZING would it be if they re-made SaGa Frontier for PS2 or PS3, only this time they'd make the game complete [including Fuse's quest, Kurenai in Asellus, etc.]!? It would have vastly updated graphics that resemble Tomomi's original character art, and the entire soundtrack would be re-recorded to sound more orchestral and way less keyboard-ish! This is a fantasy I have everyday...
PPS: At least someone on youtube has made a high quality version of "The Opening of a Journey" for piano. It's really pretty!