I believe all the Panzer shooters by Team Andromeda left hints of a sequel except for Saga. I remember a message asking you to look forward to a sequel in the original after completion of the hardest difficulty level and at the end of Zwei there was a shot of Azel if i remembered right.
Now my question is does Orta contain any? Only difference I notice is in my other post where in the end credits ‘Orta’ is being replaced by ‘Vier’ but maybe I missed out on something… did anyone else noticed any difference?
As long as there’s an evil, clever human villain who commands fleets of warships and kicks her ass on multiple occassions, I’ll be happy. But I suspect the villain will be defeated time and time again by this character who holds the future of the world in the palm of her hands.
I’ll have to make a topic about all the story possibilities of the next game. One of my predictions will come close or close enough that it makes no difference.
I guess its pretty much confirmed that she’ll be the next dragon rider.
Unless her dragon gets captured by someone and rescued by another person who eventually becomes the rider… but I seriously doubt it will happen cos the arrows of light will practically blow anything and everything that opposes the Dragon to bits…
I would rather have it that way too. I have nothing against Orta as a character, I would just like to see a new dragon rider thats all. In my head, someone Imperial and just a tad older than most of the riders tend to be.
[quote=“Paet”]I guess its pretty much confirmed that she’ll be the next dragon rider.
Unless her dragon gets captured by someone and rescued by another person who eventually becomes the rider… but I seriously doubt it will happen cos the arrows of light will practically blow anything and everything that opposes the Dragon to bits…[/quote]
It may not happen straight after Orta though… 10 years, 30 years, 100 years, who knows? Nothing has been confirmed, and there are endless possibilities.
I dont think Smilebit would establish the current time of PD:Orta only to abandon it. + I think the final scene of Orta confirms that she will be the next rider, they could have shown the dragon without Orta to leave it up in the air.
In the three Saturn games, the style was all much the same, yet the games took place over a period of almost 40 years. If it wasn’t for the Great Fall, the world would have remained much the same for even longer. If the next game has the dragon pup as the “hero” dragon then, in theory, it would have to take place 1 or 2 years after PDO (unless the dragon was already fully grown).
The Empire needs time to recover (mayble 10-20 years). Orta needs to grow up if she is to become a viable RPG main character.
Remember, most RPG main characters today are male because the majority of RPG fans are male. Naturally they have an easier time empathizing with those characters. I don’t see this changing for a future Panzer RPG.
The main character might even have no connection to Panzer Dragoon Orta at all, because that would mean new fans to the series who haven’t played Orta would understand her character less than the hardcore fans who have. Thus, keeping them in the dark. Unless, like with BG2, an introduction sequence summarizes who and what she was, as well as everything that has happened to her thus far (but BG2 didn’t allow BG1 players to keep their old weapons as was promised by BioWare when importing characters to make sure new fans who hadn’t played BG1 weren’t left out in the cold).
A fresh main character is the best solution IMO.[/quote]
I couldn’t agree more. I think it would also be cool to maybe still have Orta in the game, but only to have her make brief cameo appearances or something (and I’m not neccessarily advocating another Sky Rider tale where she passes the dragon on to another rider), but if she is going to be in this game, i’d have to say that yes, she probably will have had to have grown up more, and I’d like to see her toughened up a bit too (Am i the only one that finds Orta a little too soft and delicate?)…
Truth be told, I’d be happy if the next game didn’t even focus on the whole dragon aspect of things. I think the world is varied enough that it could easily support a storyline that didn’t revolve around the whole rider/dragon thing.
As for Orta, I found her to be fairly badass. But that’s just me, of course.