Bah! I say. Bah!
Ok, I’ll post my version.
After defeating Sestren, Edge and the Dragon begin the next cut-scene, up-to the point where the screen goes black, and the player has to press start. When the player does, a huge flare erupts from off screen and the camera pans around to behind Edge. We see Lagi fly under Edge once more because it doesn’t seem to be over yet.
The heartbeat music begins anew as the parts of Sestren which flew off start to slowly reform. Lagi realises what is happening and attacks Sestren with laser after laser, knocking bits off but only slowing him down.
Realising that he’s out of his depth, Lagi backs off a bit, Edge wondering what to do (out loud). Then we hear the voice of Sestren once more:
“Fools…Did you really think you could beat me here? In my own dimension?! maniacal laugh Well, you’ve failed. I’m still alive, and while you are too, you won’t be for long! Prepare to face the nightmare of the people of this planet!”
A tirade of FMV begins now. We see the Dark Dragon flying towards the tower from PD1. A flash.
We see the Guardian Dragon (the one with the shiny wings, not the metal one) flying around. A flash.
We see Atolm with the Hell Storm cannon. A flash.
We see the Anti-Dragons in rapid succession. A flash.
Back in the Astral realm, green dust starts flowing into Sestren from all directions. Another maniacal laugh starts, and the screen goes to white as the final battle begins.
Using the power of the old dragons, Sestren has changed his body into a huge dragon shape, with recognisable parts from all the dragons in the previous FMV, including Atolm’s Hell Storm Cannon. The player craps him/herself as this dragon continues to grow in size. The letterbox screen dissappears and the fight begins.
Armed with lasers (Guardian Dragon), a forcefield (Dark Dragon), Hell Storm and the orbs (Atolm), plus Lagi’s full collection of berserks (anti-dragons), Sestren is now one very tough cookie to beat. The mini-dragon, Sestren’s weakpoint, is inside the main beast, so there’s no easy way of doing it, especially as more than one attack to the same side, even berserks, will just bounce off the forcefield.
The player struggles in this conflict as he not only has to dish out the damage, he must keep track of his own HP and BP. Sestren can fire Status Change whenever he wishes, meaning that shields, orbs, full-gauge spells are a waste of time really, but you have to use them to protect yourself from the massive attacks that are heading your way. Hell Storm, Berserker Rage, Dark Dragon Phoenix…blocking these, and attacking, would surely be the true boss that Saga deserves.