Romancing SaGa is the re-worked version of the 1992 Super Famicom release which was only made available to the Japanese market. Romancing SaGa is the 4th in the SaGa series and was released in North America on October 11, 2005.
The music and attractive graphics are the highlights of this title which is otherwise blighted by an uncharacteristically poor Square-Enix storyline.
The availability of eight different adventurers would have worked better had there been a more appetising story for the player to dig into.
‘Mardias was created by the god Marda. Long ago, war raged between three wicked gods–Death, Saruin, and Schirach–and the lord of all gods, Elore. At the end of that long conflict, Death and Schirach were stripped of their powers. And at last Saruin was imprisoned through the might of the ten Fatestones and the hero Mirsa’s ultimate sacrifice.
A thousand years passed, and the Fatestones were scattered throughout Mardias. All this time the powers of evil festered.
Now, eight adventurers answer the call of destiny to embark on a journey. But only one person can decide how their stories will unfold across the vast realm of Mardias. That person is you.’
Final Fantasy Net is, to put it kindly, unmoved by Romancing SaGa.
Release Date: October 11, 2005.