The Art of Video Games: Panzer Dragoon Orta” Exhibition Video

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    This video is one of 80 displayed in The Art of Video Games exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

    NARRATOR: “Panzer Dragoon Orta” was the fourth and final chapter in the “Panzer Dragoon” series. The designers took elements from all three of its predecessors to create one of the most visually striking games ever made on the Xbox.

    OFFICER: Target in sight! It’s escaping on an airborne creature!

    CAPTAIN: Deploy the airships! We must not let it escape!

    OFFICER: Yes sir!

    NARRATOR: The game’s mechanics followed the structure in “Panzer Dragoon Zwei,” in which player movement is restricted to a defined path. While the earlier game did this because of technology limitations, in this game, the designers chose to limit movement in order to focus all of the power on the graphics. Stunning landscapes form the backdrop for dramatic mid-air maneuvers and explosions of color.