The Panzer Dragoon series was born in the ’90s and came at a time when rail shooters were all the rage. The first game debuted in 1996 on the Sega Saturn and looked appropriate for that day and age. MegaPixel Studio, however, felt that the classic deserved a facelift and another chance to resonate with modern audiences. Rail shooters do have a certain charm to them after all. Thus the Panzer Dragoon: Remake was born, and the release day is finally here. Whether you choose to purchase it on Steam or GOG is up to you, but you can scoop it up for $22.49 USD (10% off) before October 2. You can also try it out if you’re lucky enough to get into Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming Early Access.
The Panzer Dragoon: Remake‘s key selling points are the updated graphics and controls, though you will also be able to pursue achievements as you play as well. This game is definitely going to be a trip down memory lane for many, but if you’ve never played a good rail shooter, you may want to give this one a go. It’s true that the game looks vastly different from the original, but if it’s realism you like, this will suit you fine. It still retains that retro feel, and the only thing MegaPixel did to alter the gameplay was to tighten up the controls and aiming. It runs very smooth now too, with modern framerate support and 1080p. Not bad for a game that’s nearly 25 years old.
Fly high and low in the skies
Another nifty thing about the release version of the Panzer Dragoon: Remake is that it will work with modern controllers. However, for that full nostalgic experience, grab a Saturn gamepad for PC. Overall this iteration controls much better than the original, and it’s very responsive to input. So, go ahead and take up this old school challenge to see if your l33t 2020 gaming skills can match what the ’90s has to throw at you. There’s plenty of cool sights to see along the way.