YMMV: Panzer Dragoon

  • Awesome Music: Has its own page.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Dermont's Ranch in the Pandora's Box of Saga. "Strange" is putting it nicely.
  • Crack Is Cheaper: Saga is the Suikoden II of the Sega Saturn, both being one of the rarest and priciest games for their respective systems. Unfortunately, the loss of the original source code axes any chance of porting the game to another system.
    • A thankful aversion with Orta, which is fairly cheap and abundant.
  • Cult Classic: The whole series, but especially Orta - widely considered to be not just the best installment, but one of the best (and best-looking) Rail Shooters ever made, as well as a loving Grand Finale to the franchise.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The rider in the first game's initial cutscene, who is never identified. Fan speculation about him is all over the place.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Inverted; there was a Panzer Dragoon OAV produced in the 1990s. 25 minutes of Flat Characters, nonsensical plot, bottom-of-the-barrel Limited Animation and horribly Obvious CGI. It was universally panned, and ended up on several — er, well, just about every "Worst Anime of All Time" lists.
  • Tainted by the Preview: People were happy with the series returning to the Xbox 360 for Xbox Live Arcade in the form of its Spiritual Successor Crimson Dragon, until they learned it will only be exclusive to the Kinect and not support traditional controllers. Eventually, the game did get traditional controller support after high demand...until the game was shifted to launch alongside the Xbox One instead.
  • That One Attack: The second and third form of the Final Boss in Orta will start using the same Homing Lasers as the dragon's, making it impossible to evade. Naturally, the best way to counter this is to fire your own at the boss' lasers, cancelling each other out. The problem is the timing is considerably strict - too early or too late will result in a few lasers still taking a chunk out of the dragon's Hit Points.
  • Uncanny Valley: Spectacularly averted with Orta, which boasts some of the best character designs and facial animations (for Orta) of any original Xbox title.