I just finished Sage Fusion 1 & 2 again, because I like these games so much that I systematically miss them every few years and therefore replay them every few years. But this time, I want to say things to you:
I have always been left frustrated that in Sage Fusion 1 & 2, we fight against the ambitious individuals who plan to take advantage of the galactic people's desperation to overthrow the Galactic Union and start their own tyranny: the fanatics and the military, but we didn't actually fight the actual cause of the galaxy social issues which made it possible for the inquisition and the army to have their way to begin with: the capitalist Circle of Interplanetary Traders who makes everyone's life so miserable and desperate in their insane selfish never-ending pursuit of maximal personal profits and holds the Galactic Union hostage with ever-growing debts that people are willing to unconditionally accept anything to escape their despair and turn to religion and unconditional faith for any chance of happiness. So yeah, we defeated Hoder, Corrosso and Heinlein and foiled their conspiracy against the galaxy, but then what's the point if our involvement didn't make the galaxy better after all? Galactic people are still living miserable life and growing evermore frustrated and desperate because of the selfish Circle of Interplanetary Traders who basically owns the galaxy, its inhabitants and the Galactic Union included, trapped in their capitalistic system in which the rich oppress the poor and it never ends because the rich grow richer while the poor grow poorer, which is, let's not forget it, the very reason why the events of Sage Fusion 1 & 2 happened to begin with because these events are the consequences of a cause that we didn't solve therefore we didn't actually accomplish anything other than dealing with a consequence because we didn't solve the cause, we only delayed the unevitable galactic war because we didn't solve the very reason why this galactic war was going to happen in the first place, which is actually the very same reason why the last galactic war happened thousands of years ago to begin with: the rich oppressed the poor until the poor could take no more suffering miserable lives and rebelled more and more violently until it turned into a total war in which the rich used robots to fight for them and it eventually turned into a war between humans and robots. Now, even though there is no more robot, the new rich of the Circle of Interplanetary Traders are making people outside their Circle poor and miserable again, and therefore the war will happen again since the cause of the last war is being repeated, then the consequence of this cause will be repeated also, this is unevitable, the last war happened so long ago that it has become a mere story, people have grown used to peace and took it for granted and therefore they didn't take care of it, they let it deteriorate, they repeated the same mistakes which previously leaded to war and war will be repeated in Sage Fusion 3 because you left your story unfinished yet, you left your galaxy at the brink of war and thought we would leave it in this state, how foolish of you to underestimate our will to finish what you made us start. 😜 Moreover, people have been idealizing long dead war heroes turned into saints for thousands of years, it is about time that the galaxy gets new heroes, such as the crew of the Sage Fusion. 😉 As I justified, you left your story unfinished, we need Sage Fusion 3 to actually experience the new galactic war instead of learning from a long past war, a galactic war whose the crew of the Sage Fusion are the heroes. 😉
And the galactic war is not the only reason why you have to make Sage Fusion 3, there is also the unsolved mystery of Vals' secret superhuman dynasty because we know that Niven descended from Vals, she has superhuman powers and she behaves like a princess but we know nothing about her direct relatives, her parents, her grandparents, does she has siblings? Cousins? Does every descendant from Vals have superhuman powers? Has there been a secret superhuman dynasty of descendants of Vals with superhuman powers for thousands of years and Niven is one of the current generation? What about her predecessors? There remain so many unsolved mysteries about Vals' descendants, I always thought that you purposefully left so many mysteries around Vals' secret superhuman dynasty because you kept the revelations for the next Sage Fusion, I mean we still barely know anything about Niven's life before she joined the crew of the Sage Fusion, she mostly remains a mystery who feels like part of a plot for a next game, moreover since you left your galaxy on the brink of war, it was evident that the descendants of the hero from the previous war had a role to play in the incoming new war, and yet, 10 years of waiting and still no new Sage Fusion video-game on the horizon... 😥
Moreover, there is a new actor in the new war: the Church founded by one of the heroes from the previous war who worships the previous war heroes to fanaticism, and the worst of them, Amon, is still active therefore we are not finished with him yet, especially after he was beaten by Alvonse, he will definitely want to challenge Alvonse again, I don't feel like we are done with him yet, he feels like Alvonse's persistent rival, I always felt like he was going to hunt Alvonse wherever Alvonse would go, moreover I wonder how he will be involved in the incoming galactic war... 🤔 Speaking about him, I have a bone to pick with you about his character design. Tell me, oh please, explain to me, what the hell did you have in mind when you wrote "LOGIC" on one of his blades whereas he is a religious nutcase and religions rely on faith because they cannot rely on reason because they are NOT logical, therefore I understand why you wrote "FAITH" on one of his blades, but "LOGIC", I need you to explain your reasoning because I don't get it... 🤔
And let's talk about character development, between Alvonse, Ventiane and Niven's love triangle and the growing playful complicity between Marlon and Sister Renia, we are definitely not done yet, I mean, come on, we all can see what's going on between them and it feels unfinished to leave it at that, this needs more development even if you hate romances so much that you were a jerk and denied Vals and Clarice for no reason, however it is Niven who claimed that Vals' love for Clarice was unrequited because Clarice didn't want to be with a beast, however the Hymn of Clarice 20:5 reads as follow: "But stand I before him, Mine eyes peering into his. "Thou art not a beast. Be thou not one." And now the eyes of the beast Turn into those of hero.", which means that Clarice not only didn't see Vals as a beast but she also saw him as her hero! This, in turn, implies that Niven's argument for Clarice not loving Vals doesn't stand and therefore that she lied, certainly because she wanted Alvonse and Ventiane to believe that Vals and Clarice didn't mate because she wants Alvonse and fears rivalry with Ventiane, especially since Alvonse already married Clarice One named Kiffy before he met Clarice Two named Ventiane, I am certain that Niven is Vals and Clarice's descendant contrary to what she claims, because Vals lived for Clarice and he was Clarice's hero, so who else would they want to mate with? In any case, I am still frustrated at you for your denial of romances... And not only for your denial of romances but also for your denial of reality! 😣 Indeed, Alvonse's denial of reality always pisses me off every time I play this game! How can he so carelessly claim that democracy is flourishing, that society regulates itself, that people can stand for themselves, and that people are not enslaved by democracy, after having witnessed for days the failure of democracy in Capistad where the riches live in excess in the light above at the surface whereas the poor lack everything and are abandoned in the dark underground?! Tell you what, how about he goes to Inner Globe and say to people who struggle to live there that "democracy is flourishing", that "society regulates itself", that "they can stand for themselves", and that "they are not enslaved by democracy", because "the system works", and let's see how people react to such delusional claims? Then he answers to Corrosso to have faith in the people when Corrosso explains that war is inevitable, as if people could actually do anything other than war to stop the corruption of democracy, still it didn't escape to my attention that he doesn't propose any other solution to the failure of democracy, he holds for dear life onto the idealistic fantasy of democracy and denies the reality of it, what a pathetic hypocrite! How can he save the galaxy if he denies the reality of it to begin with?! It has always been obvious to me that tyrannical Corrosso is at least more realistic than delusional Alvonse and it always pisses me off to witness my hero carelessly claiming such denial of reality, Alvonse has to come to terms with reality and acknowledge that democracy doesn't work because everyone is not equal and democracy is merely a tyranny in disguise, the tyranny of malleable majority who oppresses free thinkers. And while we talk about character development, did you modify Sage Fusion 2 since my previous time I played it a few years ago? Because I remember that it was revealed that Kiffy and Ventiane are clones of Clarice during the previous times I played it, and yet, this revelation was missing this time, so did you remove this revelation from the game since my previous time a few years ago? Could it be that you actually are developing the next Sage Fusion video-game and that you decided to keep this revelation for the next game so you removed it from the two first games?
I always regretted that there isn't any part of the plot in which we can play as Cordell and Guin in Sage Fusion 2, I always imagined how fun it would be to play some adventures with this original duo of citywatch, maybe in Sage Fusion 3? 😉
And what about the very name of your games, you named your games from a spaceship that we barely use because almost all of the adventures of the heroes of your first two games take place on, in, and around, a single planet, Capistad, we never got a chance to actually use the Sage Fusion to travel in your galaxy, one more reason to develop a new Sage Fusion video-game to actually make us use the named spaceship to explore your galaxy, and what better reason than a galactic war to travel everywhere to win the war? 😉
To sum it up, I perceive Sage Fusion 1 & 2 to be merely the prelude to the unevitable incoming next galactic war, a prelude whose finality is to introduce the heroes of the next war: obviously the crew of the Sage Fusion who is so central to the story that the story itself is named after a spaceship that we barely used in the first two games, I mean Alvonse, Ventiane, Niven & Marlon of course, but they are not the only important characters introduced into the first two games, there is also their arch-rival Amon because war heroes don't have to be all on the same side, then there are their first rivals then allies Cordel & Guin because they are determined and strong, let's not forget that they are the ones who saved Pope Aristarchus in the end, they will definitely be heroes during the war. All that Sage Fusion 1 & 2 actually achieved was to introduce these heroes right before the war started because the cause of the problems was left unsolved yet as I explained and this is the same cause which leaded to the previous war therefore the same consequence will unevitably happen and the galaxy is obviously already on the verge of war because of the capitalistic Circle of Interplanetary Traders who repeated the exact same mistakes as the responsibles for the previous war, and while we have fought against the inquisition and the military who merely took advantage of the people's frustration and the gangs who merely are products of this frustration, we have left alone the actual cause of this frustration: the Circle, and therefore we are not finished yet, we still didn't save the galaxy, we merely left it right before the actual fight was about to start, do you expect us to be satisfied under these conditions? Are you satisfied yourself?