Ludodrome's "A Brief History of... Panzer Dragoon"

 Ludodrome's "A Brief History of... Panzer Dragoon"
By Solo Wing

YouTube channel Ludodrome has released a 38 minute video that goes over the complete history of the Panzer Dragoon series.

From the video:

The series is a historical curosity, an object of nostalgia at this point. Rail shooters are a relic of a bygone era and have little relevance in this day and age. The series’ towering achievement - Panzer Dragoon Saga - is both too obscure and too difficult to remake or port. At least there’s emulation. The Panzer Dragoon series is too unique, too charming, and too beautiful to be so forgotten. What could easily have been a bog-standard arcade shooter blossomed into something special because of the determination of Team Andromeda to make something no one had ever seen before: arcade shooters as fast and fun as any other in the genre but delivered with literary and cinematic panache far ahead of their time. And what’s more they went on to create one of the greatest RPGs of all time, one that anyone with the slightest interest in the genre owes themselves to play.

The whole video is well worth a watch for those wanting a summary of the Panzer Dragoon series’ development and it’s legacy.