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Square Enix officially announced that the upcoming remake of the Super Famicom Romance SaGa title, the very first entry to long-running JRPG series, will also be launched on mobile. Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song is a top-to-bottom remake of the original game, with everything from extremely improved graphics to refined gameplay systems and a host of modern quality-of-life features that were absent from such an old release.
The SaGa series has been running since 1992 – or even 1989 if you want to count The Final Fantasy Legend, which is widely considered to be the starting point of this franchise. It has since seen over 17 releases. This series is known for its classic turn-based action along with massive open worlds and also unique storytelling.
Considering the original Romancing SaGa launched so far back then, it’s not exactly the smoothest experience to play through today with all the modern JRPG features we’re spoiled with. Those were the days of super high random hit rates, super slow combat animations, and extremely loose guidance to the point where you would often get lost. These could all become a rather frustrating experience.
Lucky for us, Square Enix is looking to give players the good part of the original game without all these hassles. Gone are the high hit rates, lack of minimaps and slow combat issues. Instead, we now get a frankly beautiful 3D style of graphics, maps and mission markers, and accelerated combat animations, even with a fast-forward option for those times when you just need to grind it out.
It is excellent to see a lost experience like this being restored and it is not one to be missed. Even with all the old features, Romancing SaGa held up decently well to this day, but this remake will be the best way to play this one.
If you want to be ahead of the curve, you can currently pre-order Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered for PC and consoles, so stay tuned when those App Store and Play Store pages finally pop up!
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