The 7th Saga is an interesting game. Interesting, like testicular cancer.
The Super Nintendo is well known for its vast array of Role Playing Games. This is the system that introduced me to classics such as Final Fantasy 3 (6) and Seiken Densetsu. However, for every great RPG like Chrono Trigger, we were given a dozen half-assed attempts like The 7th Saga. A lot of people consider this to be a good RPG that tried to incorporate new elements of gameplay into a somewhat stale genre. That is why I do not value the opinion of a lot of people. It may be true that the game tried to add new elements, but none of which were fun or interesting in the slightest.
Starting off, we have to choose one out of seven characters: Human (Warrior), Dwarf, Elf, Alien, Tetujin, Human (Priest), and Demon. Here, we need to pick the style you play best as, as it will be the only playable character for 90% of the game. From splitting skulls with an ax to anally probing humans in their sleep, there are plenty of options. Just as long as you do not pick the priest. As a priest, your only option is to die, and die some more. Personally I chose the demon, because I too enjoy METAL and torturing Asian school girls.
|Why does the priest even exist in this game?|
|This must be the controller|
that the developers were using.
Graphics, this game has none. Even for an early RPG, there is nothing appealing about the visuals. Mother 3 on the original Nintendo had better graphics, better sprite detail, and so on. The towns look like shit, the world map is shit, the spells are probably the most bland spell effects I have ever seen, and the monsters...oh god the monsters. Every RPG has palette swapped monsters, but this game doesn't even try. If you were to ask a toddler with no knowledge of mythology what-so-ever to draw these monsters by name alone, I'm pretty sure they would at least be interesting.
|Chimera - Fire breathing female monster|
with a lion's head and a goat's body.
|What a tweest|
|The game doesn't even have an end scene, it's just blah blah blah reincarnated into the king. |
So here's a scene from the last battle instead.