Fifth Phantom Saga E3 2005 Impressions

We don't know much about Fifth Phantom Saga, but we can offer you our impressions of the short gameplay clip from the E3 2005 PS3 press conference.


Fifth Phantom Saga, from the formidable Sonic Team of Sega, is a PS3 title that appears to be a kind of supernatural first-person shooter. It's difficult to really get a bead on the game from the short clip that was shown. The clip featured a first-person viewpoint, but it also had a multicolored demon-thing-creature in each section of the clip, which implies either that Sonic Team will be pushing co-op play for the game or that the player somehow controls his own character while also commanding the demon to do his or her bidding in the gameworld. Or perhaps both interpretations are correct, in that it offers up a single-player mode where the demon is controlled with AI but also supports co-op play for two players?

Whatever the specifics are, Fifth Phantom Saga looks like it has a pretty unique twist on the standard FPS conventions. For now, there's not much more to say about the game, except that it's from Sega and Sonic Team, the same combo that has brought us games such as Phantasy Star Online and Feel The Magic XX/XY. The teaser site even has the genre listed as "To Be Revealed," so keep an eye on GameSpot for more details on Fifth Phantom Saga as they become available.

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