Will you buy a Switch to play Panzer Dragoon: Remake?

Are you serious? The SOTC remake is more unfaithful to the original art design than the PD remake. All of the original texture work by Team ICO was buried in shiny looking unreal engine! Not to mention Wander looked like a wooden doll as far as his look and facial expressions were concerned!

I want to clarify. I am not bashing the Switch, just that the current form factor and features don’t work for me. I honestly don’t have much time to play and rarely play anything on the go except emulators on my phone. I honestly want a standalone cheap switch I can just hook up to a TV. No portability required. I do think that from a business standpoint Nintendo could do better. Why force a portable system with an expensive dock accessory. They should offer different form factors. I want to see a standalone system ala the Nvidia Shield or traditional console for cheap. Use the same internals to make a portable Gameboy like system. For those who like the features of the current system, continue offering that form factor. I personally just want to hook one up to my basement TV and play it for cheap.

I will say that Nintendo’s current save architecture sucks. I have read about people having trouble with their system and losing save progress. That shouldn’t be an issue. Either they offer cheap cloud backup capabilities or offer a way to save games and restore them locally that doesn’t require jumping through crazy hoops.

As for this Remake. Not critical of it at all. As long as they get the story beats correct and it resembles the original, I will be happy. Nitpicking level styling isn’t for me. I am more of a story purist than anything.

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SOTC did not use Unreal and it looked a hell of a lot better than Panzer Remake.

It might have looked better but it completely buried the Team ICO design and texture work with pretty new engine aesthetics.

Don’t agree, but I do much rather the PS3 remake mind

Yes, I want to clarify that I am not bashing the Switch either. It has it’s audience. @Eliot-Ness you claim players on the Switch like to try new things - more than other platforms? Is there any data to back this up?

Unless you’re a Nintendo fan the Switch probably isn’t for you. I can’t really think of any amazing game besides the Nintendo franchises that is worth playing except, Octopath Traveler.

But if you are a Nintendo fan…Ohhhhh booooy…you have some quality games to play!

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Octopath Traveler looks interesting. It’s on Steam as well, so not entirely a Switch exclusive, but a console exclusive like Gris.

People I’ve talked to who own the Switch really like Nintendo’s games or play a lot on the go. I suppose there’s the argument that we never got a great portable Panzer Dragoon game and this is its chance. For me, Panzer Dragoon has always been about immersion, playing it on a big screen without distractions.

Being on the Switch could have influenced its art direction though; seeing how it’s a more kid friendly system. They chose to brighten it up, or add more color, so to speak. I think in the end it should have been on PS4 or Xbox. That way it could be optimized with the greatest amount of graphic fidelity.

It might sell better on the Switch though with the systems popularity alone, so there’s that. Plenty of people will see it on the Eshop. So, if Zwei does equally well, a Saga remake will be more plausible!

I think the Switch is the best of the 3 consoles to have a niche genre have a return to. I look at Blaster Master Zero’s relative success as well as other retro-styled games. While Panzer Dragoon debuted in the 32 bit era as a AAA title, the current environment wouldn’t allow for PD to compete with the likes of Gears of War, Halo and so forth. The Switch is also hurting for 3rd party support so Panzer Dragoon actually has room to develop a following among its playerbase.

That said, I’m going to wait for the PC port. The port job retains the sense of colorfulness of the original but relies far too much on overlighting (especially the horizon line during the boss segment) to create the sense of magical realism I experienced on the Saturn. I’m worried particularly about PD2Z, which has an art style with an almost completely different color palette to produce the signature style we’re accustomed.


Bit of a heated debate here. Haven’t read the entire thread, but I probably wouldn’t buy a Switch for the PD remake, simply because it’s a lot of money to invest and I haven’t seen enough to make this a must-play. And FE already said that they “never said it’s a Switch exclusive”.

While I definitely wanted remakes, I don’t want them at the cost of losing what made it a classic in the first place. I’m particularly worried by FE’s latest update, but I’m going to reserve judgement because there’s a lot we haven’t seen yet. And the original game is the least important of the series. But we won’t know if there will ever be another remake, so I hope they get it right.


Regarding the opening movie. I hope they don’t spell things out for us or add in elements that spoil the lore. I liked how the originals gave you just enough mystery to keep you guessing!

Just found this. Don’t know if it’s true or not but you guys might have some more options soon concerning buying a new Switch…

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Great News, the sooner we rely less on China to manufacture our consoles the better

I’ve been keen to grab a Switch since launch, but no software yet has made me want to go out and grab one no matter the cost. The Panzer Dragoon remake is likely to change that.

The Zwei Remake is confirmed for Switch too, so that’s two games to buy the system for at least…

I pray we get Saga after that!!

Same here, although I want Futatsugi’s company Grounding to remake Saga.

Couldn’t agree more. The original creators need to bring the remake of Saga to life. Only they can bring it to new heights.