Sega was a great gaming company before and they’ve actually made their lineup of game consoles. It was only during the early 2000s were they conceded to their competitors in the game console niche.
Let’s not forget, though, that the company is still creating a lot of games for other game consoles.
In this article, I want to talk about a particular game from their Sega Saturn Game console. This game is touted to be one of the best strategy RPG games in the early 90s.
The game I am referring to is Dragon Force. Dragon Force, as I’ve previously mentioned, is a strategy RPG game that is one of the pioneers of the genre.
Anyway, Dragon Force starts with the evil Madruk and his army, ready to invade a prosperous world of Legendra. Madruk threatens to rule the world but a brave one stood up to him. This brave one is none other than the Star Dragon Harsgalt.
Harsgalt is not alone as he also has a band of brave warriors with him. He called them the “Dragon Force”. Unfortunately, due to internal conflicts, the Dragon Force was abolished and only a handful remain on his side.
Harsgalt and Madruk were fighting until Harsgalt gained the upper hand and defeated Madruk. Unfortunately, Harsgalt was too weak to finish Madruk off, so he sealed him away instead.
He will be resummoned again should Harsgalt gather a new set of warriors and form the Dragon Force once more.
After 300 years after their bout, the seal that imprisoned Madruk has started to weaken. Madruk’s Dark Apostles, Gaul and Scythe, are working non-stop in order to free their master from captivity.
To help Madruk’s return and ensure that no one is going to get in their way, the evil apostles made sure that the 8 nations are at war with each other.
After years of fighting against each other, one king found out that each of the 8 nations’ ancestors were a part of the group, Dragon Force.
But, because it took time for them to realize, Madruk was freed by Scythe and Gaul and he wreaked havoc throughout the world.
The 8 warring nations stand together and 8 of the monarchs, the direct descendants of the original members of the group, formed the Dragon Force once again.
They then set out to get the Dragon Spirit that Harsgalt left in order to finish Madruk for good and retain the peace of the land.
The Dragon Force is one of the best games for the Sega Saturn game console. It is a strategy RPG game and you get to control the 8 warring kingdoms of the game.
There are two types of battle modes you need to be aware of: the world map view and the tactical view.
In the World map view, you will be presented with an overworld map of the entire game. You can move your units to a desired location and after that, you can see your troops moving in real time.
The next battle mode is the tactical view mode in which you will be presented with a familiar looking tileset. In this mode, you can move your units just like you do in any other strategy RPG game.
What this game does differently is since you’re going to be playing like a monarch, you will also attend to administrative duties every week in the game.
Dragon Force is one of the first ones to offer us a really great strategy RPG title. No wonder it is one of the best games for the Sega Saturn game console.