Panzer Dragoon Zwei (Sega) Review | Mean Machines Sega - Everygamegoing

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Panzer Dragoon Zwei
By Sega
Sega Saturn (EU Version)

 
Published in Mean Machines Sega #45

Panzer Dragoon Zwei

Sega's panoramic shoot-'em-up (the description hardly does justice to the one man military campaign waged in this game) has a worthy sequel in this breathtaking follow-up. Borrowing heavily from the Star Wars movies for certain scenarios, this is about as cinematic as games get - the illusion of free movement across land and sky in your quest for vengeance being far more effectively realised here than in the original game.

Sitting astride your laser-spitting dragon, you wage war across seven 'episodes' featuring some of the most spectacular, and even beautiful, bosses ever seen. Detractors will continue to point to the fundamentally linear feel which underlies the elaborate graphics, but anyone letting this put them off will be denying themselves one of the best-looking, best-sounding and most genuinely thrilling Saturn games ever made. Well worth owning if only for the oneupmanship, you'll be able to indulge in with your Playstation-owning mates.

Verdict

Overall 92%
Stands alongside Sega's 'Big Three' as one of the finest Saturn titles currently available. Awe-inspiring.