PANZER DRAGOON ORTA | XBOX | SEGA SMILEBIT 2003

Panzer Dragoon Orta
Panzer Dragoon Orta

The latest (or possibly final game) in the series was Panzer Dragoon Orta on the X Box released in 2003. It was developed by Smilebit (responsible for Jet Set Radio) which has several members of the original Team Andromeda.

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It was a return to classic PD gameplay with several new features, the most significant of which is the ability for the dragon to morph into three forms for specialised types of attack.

The game centres around Orta, a beautiful young girl who has been imprisoned since birth. In an attack by the Empire she is rescued by Dragon of Legend. She alone has the ability to save the world.

The game is set further in the future detailing advancement in the world and technology. The journey takes you from escaping attacks to the computerised reality of The Ancients; Sestren.

Graphically the game is stunning being one of the most advanced on the system making use of progressive scan mode (HDTV) coupled with high frame rates.

It also has an extensive amount of information about the background of the game and the PD world in general which is unlocked as you progress through the game.

Surprisingly Orta has only recently been made playable on Xbox 360s and there are reports that this still is not perfect.

Case Quote

You are Orta, a new shining hope. Upon a fearsome dragon you must fight to save the world from total destruction.

Flyover spectacularly hostile terrain, engage in high speed aerial combat and attack imperial strongholds with multiple weapons. The whole world is looking at you.

SCREENSHOTS

EPISODE 1: CITY IN THE STORM

Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 1
Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 1

EPISODE 2: ALTERED GENOS

Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 2
Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 2

EPISODE 3: THE FALLEN GROUND

Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 3
Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 3

EPISODE 4: GIGANTIC FLEET

Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 4
Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 4

EPISODE 5: ETERNAL GLACIES

Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 5
Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 5

EPISODE 6: LEGACY

Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 6
Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 6

EPISODE 7: FORBIDDEN MEMORIES

Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 7
Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 7

EPISODE 8: IMPERIAL CITY

Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 8
Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 8

EPISODE 9: SHOWDOWN

Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 9
Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 9

FINAL EPISODE: THE END OF DESTINY

Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 10
Panzer Dragoon Orta Episode 10

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