You may remember me as the guy who wrote the last Panzer Dragoon article in GamesTM magazine. There were scans posted up I believe.
Anyway, I now have a fulltime job on Retro Gamer, and I’m about to start writing, today, a four page “Why You Must Play” article on Panzer Dragoon Saga.
I have a Saturn, S-Video lead, my mint condition copy of the game, and a save cartridge with save data from the end. Unfortunately the only PC at work which can use S-Video is owned by someone else meaning I need to take these during lunch, plus S-Video doesn’t do this magnificent game justice.
I would emulate it, but I haven’t got the needed emulation files or the time to finish it all over again (the articles needs to be done in like 3 days, tops).
So I have a favour to ask.
Does anyone have a save file for an emulated game of PDS, and would be able to provide high qaulity emulated screengrabs for the article?
I would of course credit Panzerdragoon.net
Also, who is in charge of the PD art website? I tried emailing him but the mail was bounced. Since I was hoping to use some of the art in the article too.
What I need for the article:
- Close up shot of each of the main dragon forms:
- MAX attack
- MAX defence
- MAX speed
- MAX spirit
- Light Wing (not essential)
Some decent close-up shots of several prominent bosses. Grig-Orig, Azel’s dragon, some large biomonster bosses, and so on.
High resolution scans of the artwork on the back of the PAL boxes. I’m dedicating a boxout to key characters like Edge, Zastava, Craymen, Azel, Paet, Gash, and so on. But I’d like to use original artwork not in-game screens. There are some large portraits on the PD art website… But they look handpainted by the owner, as opposed to scans of Sega-made art. Can I use these?
Some close-up shots of either general monsters, OR, friendly creatures like the flying owl thing by the Uru ruins, and also the whale. Basically if I can get shots of 5 seperate five freindly creatures, I can dedicate a boxout to them.
Expansive shots of key locales - desert ruins, forest, Uru ruins, mining area, and so on.
The way the article works is, I have 6 boxouts, each themed, with 6 shots for each. Right now I’m thinking of maybe the following:
Influences (Nausica, etc)
Also, does anyone have links to the online interviews where the guys behind the PD series stated what their influences were? I remember them mentioning Mad Max quite a few times, and other very interesting bits of info.
If you can provide images, my email:
Also, please keep this article confidential - I don’t want rival mags knowing what we’re planning at the moment.