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Petition to Yukio Futatsugi, Saori Kobayashi, SEGA, Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, Satoshi Sakai, Toshihiro Nagoshi

5 reasons we need a rebooted Open World Action-RPG PANZER DRAGOON game

You can follow the status of this project via Twitter @PanzDragWorld You can also support the project of re-release of existing games here First of all, let me start this saying this petition is not about requesting a remake or port of existing PD games. There is already the petition with this intent, which I personally support too and mentioned above.I also want to thank PANZER DRAGOON LEGACY whose team does a fantastic work to keep the PD torch alight. That being said, I think today, with current technology in the video gaming industry, the Panzer Dragoon World deserves a complete new story of its own. A reboot. Regardless of how many signatures/supports this project will get, the present effort is also meant to raise awareness - among developers - on the potential and the strengths of such a project, should it be seriously considered. Not only would it be supported by the original PD fans (who are millennials and adults now, hence might have “a bit” of money to support this) but also among the newer generations who could support the project massively if the “demos” are ambitious and convincing enough. Yes, since PD was first released, we now have crowdfunding platforms… Let me tell you why Panzer Dragoon World is a mine of gold.Let me detail why we need a new Panzer Dragoon game: It has a fantastic story background and a huge potential... ...for sequels or prequels. Remember this world of the ancients ?For any old PD game fan, it is well known that… we don’t know all we would like to. And this was most likely intentional. But for sure, there is still a lot to tell about panzer dragoon world and story. Whether before, after or in parallel to the events described in the existing games because the story is so rich. It also has a unique lore, bestiary, a unique charm and mystery in the environments it pictures. And this is one of the key elements we would need back in a new game. It even needs to be expanded and explored more as one of its core strengths. Due to the story it describes, this new game could tell us more about the ancients ? It would have a lot of technology and would be a sort of Sci-fi game telling us what happened before the PD games events ? Panzer Dragoon Origins ?Or a game on the future after existing PD games ie after Orta ? Panzer Dragoon Evolution ?Or tell a story in parallel as only 1/5th of the world is shown in each game ? Panzer Dragoon Chronicles ? Imagine playing a hunter or a seeker exploring PD world on the back of a Koolia for rare items (flowers, insects...), walking its world by foot, having skills to defeat monsters without dragon at start, exploring its world, its cities, infiltrating...Or maybe the player would be a scientist, exploring ancient ruins for old artifacts, drones.. ? You would make a plane before the dragons saves you when it crashes ?Maybe a soldier from empire who would turn renegade ? or maybe all of this ? I am sure a team of professional full of creativity could come up with something brilliant. With current generation of platforms, an open world is probably obvious (and I would personally love it). Exploring imperial capital would be great ? Maybe in the future, new powers would have been discovered from the ancient relics ? This open world approach has somehow been brilliantly initiated in Panzer Dragoon Saga. One of the important things in an open world is to create striking moments iso that the player remembers some special times he had even when he was free roaming. And this is what Zelda BOTW did so well. We need this sort of consistency and depth in a new PD game. Now, back at the gameplay, imagine the hero has gained special skills which allows him to control wildlife of PD world. Then the fights against wildlife would not be based on killing but on controlling their spirit ? You would then gain experience for this kind of skill and progress ?The real enemy would be the empire (again ?) or a new one ? and you could only kill these enemies, not wildlife ? You could control wildlife to help you in fight.Until something happens to one of those heroes and the dragon is back (but you don't get it from the start).You could explore dungeons, which would be ancient sites where you would discover technology & knowledge about the world as it has become. These are purely suggestions I make to show what a reboot of the series could bring. I am not pretending those are the best ideas, they are humbly some of mine and the fans, and I am sure a team of professionals would have some fresh and fantastic ideas too ! Moebius did some fantastic illustrations which were used for PD series. We obviously need a new series of drawing and illustrations, a bit like the Zelda series recently. It helps building a strong artistic world.Obviously, this new story would not require to have a previous knowledge of existing PD games. It would be self sufficient and in the same time could be an invitation to re play the older games (and here, a port or remake of those games could be mean more revenue for SEGA). It had one of the most beautiful and unique technical & artistic direction When watching a film like Avatar, I had reminiscence of iconic PDS places like Uru lake, the forest and all such colorful places in the game. Also the way TORUK flies reminded me of PD dragon, they are not cliché fantasy world dragons, they look more swift. It also had those vivid and vibrant colors which reminded me of URU and those similar places: forests, deserts, snow, sea, mines.The game had so much impact on me, that more than 10 years later, that's the kind of thoughts I had when watching Avatar. And this doesn't happen often. Why it can be the "make the difference" reboot: Metroid only became so popular after several episodes, major success coming with first episode of the Prime trilogy.Make an open world, re think fighting system, maybe similar to Zelda with simple fights being open and boss battles being 'centered'. Once you have cleared an area, or have gained experience/a certain level, you could play/unlock "routes" and play those routes as in the rail shooter original games. But this would be an option for the nostalgics mainly. Also, one of the great things I liked when playing the first Assassin Creed was the eagle jump. I immediately though “this is so cool”. “Imagine you’d be able to do this in Panzer Dragoon but instead of falling in a haystack, the dragon would come to pick you up in the air !”You’d somehow call the dragon when jumping from the cliff, mentally or with a sound. Imagine an open world, where you can explore land but also travel quite high in the air for epic battles Experience matters more than technics as confirmed and seen in Zelda botw. The latter game confirmed its unique mystery was part of it success. We don’t need ultra sharp graphics/textures, we need a well designed, a consistent and well finished story, an immersive environment, a hero we like to play. The interface in Zelda was great also because minimalistic, you were not drown in icons on map and so on.This would be a good technical practice to respect PD beatiful world design. It also means one of the most beautiful OST for a game (PDS) Music matters so much and it has always been so unique and authentic since PD Zwei (for me the music in first PD was a bit out of tune against the world it depicted but that’s just personal statement here). The composer since PD Zwei, Saori Kobayashi, proved with her Terra Magica album that she still has so much talent and more ideas to compose on the PD theme. The Terra Nova was not composed for a game but the PD world was for sure the theme.Listen to Horizon if you still doubt it. Saori always has talent to translate the aerial elements into her music, with her keyboards. Also the martial battle atmosphere into martial rhythms..You immediately know the music you hear is (for) Panzer Dragoon. And Saori said it herself, she wanted to explore more elements than aerial elements with this record. Those elements we also need to explore in a new game ! Should there be a new PD world, should Saori be on board. I personally purchased the Terra magica physical album. Do not hesitate to show love by supporting this artist via the link You have the options of physical or digital music there. Because SEGA needs new iconic franchises and so do we And when I say new, you will think Panzer Dragoon isn't new ! And you're right ! But this is why we need a hard reboot. So that the new generation of gamers can enjoy this fantastic world that is PD. See what is currently being done with games like ZELDA BOTW and MARIO ODYSSEY, SONIC, METROID PRIME4. Those games are rebooted, there is a methodology that was used to define what was going to be kept from the original series, and what was going to be changed. Well, I think the same methodology needs to be applied for PANZER DRAGOON. We need an open world game, with RPG elements. At least we need something more profound than a rail shooter.They may be technically great, they will only interest a fraction of players.And I will be honest, if we didn't have PDS, I wouldn't be here with this petition. SEGA needs to revitalize this franchise so it can become iconic. We need a new game which creates bond with the player and keep you really engaged. A rail shooter game is an intense experience but once you finish it, you usually forget it quickly. Happened to me with PD 1 & 2 but that changed forever with PDS. The game would be fantastic on the NINTENDO SWITCH Ok, I know some of you might see this as controversial. I am not asking for an exclusivity but I still think the game would be great if you could fly your dragon on the go as well as being able to play it home. I am confident this would be a system seller. But the best option would be for as many players to have the chance to play it, so an all platform (MICROSOFT, SONY, NINTENDO...) availability would be cool. As a fan of the series, I would buy any console if ts became exclusive, but exclusivity is probably not the best option.Why not offering exclusive dragon skins or bonuses for each platform/console.   Other questions: Now how do we fund this game ?Well, a partnership between SEGA, NINTENDO (and its XENOBLADE TEAMs ie MONOLITH SOFT) could work. Mutualise some of the Zelda team + older Andromeda team members + fresh blood + Xenoblade team ?Or maybe team up with UBISOFT ? I think graphic style of the game should probably be closer to something like ZELDA BOTW but a bit darker. We don't want ultra realistic graphics, it needs to match the concept art style of the original series. Financial risk could also be minimized with a crowdfunding campaign ?It could also be a mix and be partially supported with crowdfunding and corporate investment. What we would need is at least a small technical/artistic demonstration. I am sure it would then be supported massively. What SEGA could do is let the next team have the right over a new game and keep the ones on the old games. This way, SEGA could still benefit from the success of the new game in terms of indirect marketing. SEGA could then re-release the old games. A win-win agreement ? It has been 20 years now since PD SAGA, people still talk about it...

PanzerDragoon WORLD
145 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to 2K Sports, Ronnie Singh, Mike Wang, Chris Manning

Anti-cheat for CE & LT in NBA2K Games on PC

Enough is enough, we want a legit community on PC for NBA2K Games. Some people work hard on them players for unlock attributes and badges... But we have players who don't do that. They launch "Cheat Engine" or "Limono Trainer", one the most basically cheat software and put attributes and badges (they can put all badges in HoF, all Grand Badges) on them players or a basketball player skin sometimes... This is not fair for the community who played and also invested on NBA2K Games. • We ask and we want an anti-cheat plugin to block Cheat Engine, Limono Trainer, hackers and cheaters. NBA2K PC Community need a consideration for players who buy and invest their time in NBA 2K. The situation must change ! Reactions of PC legit players: Karlito: "Hello 2k, I play from nba 2k 11 has your game on my pc and since the appearance of the mode "online" the proliferation of cheats has not stopped increasing without for your side you did not put up a system Anti-cheat, personally nba 2k 17 was the version too and I completely abandoned the game on pc, with the sums invested by the players to play your game I find your indiference really shame because the pc community is gangrened by The cheaters and you have the means to do something.Do not let us down and do your job to the end! Thank you in hope that you will take our demands into account. A frustrated pc player." dominikPL: "First of all cheating, especialy in sport games, is just a bad spirit. Not only, that cheaters' attributes ain't capped at all, but they're also able to get every single badge on Hall of Fame level, crash whole parks, disconnects other players from game and all that kinda stuff. It leaves bad taste in mouth, it's unfair. 7.6ft LeBrons with all attributes at 99, 10ft aliens, cheated animations. It makes you wanna quit the game and never come back." Tasos: "Cheaters in NBA2k17 (PC version) have "taken over". They are above 65% of the people that actually play the game. Only 25% (maybe even less) are legit people and even some of them tend to cheating due to frustration. To conclude the devs need to do something about to it so that legit people can play without having the "fear" of facing a cheater. Cheaters are not unbeatable, but more of unfair." Kris: "After countless discussions with 2K support the question still remains: Why does 2K refuse to do anything about CheatEngine users in MyPark? Why are they unwilling to just set up a simple anti-cheat system so that legit players won't have to keep going up against 99 overall players with 9 park badges and countless hall of fame badges? Technically/software-wise it's a simple and basic thing that could easily be done and is considered standard stuff in almost any other online-game. Yet 2K simply refuses to do anything about this well known problem and even seems to have ordered their social media and support staff to avoid addressing this issue altogether.This leads me to the following conclusions: a) they really don't care about their PC customers and/or b) they're afraid of losing money because they're under the impression that there is a large number of customers who specifically buy the game for PC because of the possibility to use cheats. Whichever reason it is, the atrocious mishandling of this issue by their company as a whole has turned the online-gaming part of NBA 2K into an abomination and has clearly further tainted 2K's already battered image amongst the PC community." KoReMan: "Dear 2k, I love your game, since I bought it I have not played any other game, but this may come to an end .. since every day that passes there are more and more people using hacks, something a company As you should not allow (the other day 90% of mypark players were using hacks). For that reason, despite what I like nba2k, I do not think to buy 2k18, I do not want to pay to go through the same, I lost many vcs because of these cheaters and their constant drops of servers, and no one has returned my Lost hours of game, nor my money ... I only hope that they react to these facts, that they use some kind of anticheat like the good games do ... and you are the best of nba and there are only hackers !!! REACTION!" MalpariT: "I would like 2kgames to become aware of their unfortunate support of PC users and particularly in reference to infestation of users who modify the game at will, to cheat. It is a situation whereby myself and many other users end up bored and feel absolutely ripped off. Implement mechanisms to avoid that problem of which I have no reference that occurs in xbox or ps4 at least not at this level. Otherwise I and many other players, failing to officially ignore us, we will do and we do everything possible to prevent other users, current or future, from falling into the trap of what is nba2k for pc, an unfinished game, Full of bugs, with pathetic servers, which add to the cheater-hacker theme making trying to play sometimes impossible. And certainly an important part of the solution of the problem has to come from the Steam platform." Gin: "I have been playing since NBA 2K15 and the MyPark has never been as good as this year. Now, cheaters are released their infamies earlier and earlier. That "safe" time where they are working on new cheats (that can be called "happinesss" time) during the beginning of each new games release is the only moment where players can fully enjoy the game. Unfortunatly this time is becomming almost nil. Take Two needs to respect (should I say pays a tribute of?) those players who - still - spend their time in the game, those players who invest their resources in the game & those players who support the game.At last, we're talking about your baby that you put year(s) to develop. That same baby which is polluted by rascals. If you don't want to take care of the PC Community, at least take care of your game(s)."   The community has spoken, listen to her.

Olivier S.
214 supporters