Video Game: Saga

An RPG series created by Squaresoft. In North America, the first three games were released as part of the hell-raisingly popular Final Fantasy series under the name Final Fantasy Legend. (Similarly, the first World of Mana game was released as Final Fantasy Adventure).

The series consists of:
  • Makai Toshi SaGa (1989, Game Boy) — Released in the U.S. as The Final Fantasy Legend. Has a 2002 WonderSwan Color remake.
  • SaGa 2 (1990, Game Boy) — Released in the U.S. as Final Fantasy Legend II. Has a 2009 Nintendo DS remake, Goddess of Destiny.
  • SaGa 3 (1991, Game Boy) — Released in the U.S. as Final Fantasy Legend III. Has a 2011 Nintendo DS remake, Shadow or Light.
  • Romancing SaGa (1992, Super Famicom) — Has a 2005 Playstation 2 remake, Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song.
  • Romancing SaGa 2 (1993, Super Famicom)
  • Romancing SaGa 3 (1995, Super Famicom)
  • SaGa Frontier (1997, PlayStation)
  • SaGa Frontier 2 (1999, PlayStation)
  • Unlimited Saga (2002, PlayStation 2) — The only game in the series without a capital G.
  • Emperors SaGa (2012, GREE)
  • Imperial SaGa (2015, PC)
  • SaGa Scarlet Grace (2016, PlayStation Vita)

Tropes featured:

  • Hit Points: Restored after each battle and includes another type, called Life Points which are more limited and require sleeping somewhere or healing items to regain them.
  • Mutagenic Food: depending on the game, both monster meat and robot components can either turn your character into a monster/robot OR be a simple way for monsters & robots to get new abilities.
  • Non Standard Skill Learning: Generally the player can spark learning new skills (randomly, of course) by spamming abilities lower on the skill tree.