From the Panzer Dragoon GDC panel, here’s a look at the motion capture sessions from the 1998 Sega Saturn game Panzer Dragoon Saga. Note the actor riding a budget “dragon” made out of plastic beer crates.
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I had a crazy idea once that the Switch, before the VC got deconfirmed, should include the Saturn library and maybe some Dreamcast stuff. The Saturn has some amazing games that never got their due, including Panzer Dragoon 1 & 2, Shining Force 3, Dragon Force 1 & 2, Fighters Megamix, and some great ports like SF Alpha 3 and more. I really think Nintendo would’ve made a mint compared to shilling old TurboGrafx games; but alas.