Hello Panzer Dragoon Fans,
I have been following the great panzerdragoonlegacy website for quite a few years now… As most of you, I am a huge fan of the SAGA episode.
In fact, it has been my favorite game for years, even if I stopped playing as I grew older.
Until recently. And now, my two favorite games are PDS and Zelda:BOTW, I would not try to define a top1 among those two, it would not be fair and would not make sense.
Note: PDS is hard to find in France & Europe generally, I had to use an emulator on PC to re-play it as I did not own a SATURN copy of it (I borrowed the game from a friend back in 1998).
Anyway, Zelda:BOTW is probably the only game which made me feel something similar to what I experienced in PDS almost 20 years earlier. Even if the two games are not the same genre, that doesn’t matter.
And that made me think of what made such an impression on me. An impression that lasted for 20 years. I am an adult now.
In short, I think the success of those two games is mainly due to the immersive power they hold. And that is developed further in my petition.
So thinking about it gave me ideas and I finally decided to put this in words and write a petition (currently on draft, on change.org). I purchased the panzerdragoonworld.com domain which I will redirect to my petition once it is online.
By the way, the petition is about another RPG or action adventure game, not a shoot only game as I think this genre is too ‘superficial’ and PD world needs to be explored much deeper.
The idea with my message here is maybe to share some of my ideas, maybe improve the petition itself. But mainly to share the word, try to make it as visible as possible, contact webmasters on videogames website so that the news can be shared as largely as possible, and that on a WORLDWIDE scale , in a way that may have never been done before. I know that might sound ambitious or even pretentious but I think PD world deserves this. To achieve this, I will need contacts: in JAPAN, in US, everywhere…
When publishing the petition, I will publish a tweet which I’d like to be shared as much as possible to make “some noise” and get it readed by Yukio Futatsugi but not only.
EDIT: to make one thing clear, the petition is not about requesting a PD game for the old PD fans, it would have many chances to fail. It is about making a new ambitious and EPIC game with modern technics, based on the PD rich world. it is to make a successful game for new gamers, and also former supporters of PD and PDS.
This is quite long already, I wanted to introduce myself quickly !
EDIT2: I am just catching back on the fantastic contend/discussions on this board, and this message by solowing, alhough it is 2 years old now is one of the ideas I want to develop in my petition.
But my example will be the success of Zelda:BOTW