Soul Blazer was great and all, but in this Illusion of Gaia review I talk about how Quintet moved forward with the second entry in the series!
Illusion of Gaia is another action RPG by Quintet, which was released in Europe under the name Illusion of Time. Development began immediately following Act Raiser 2, and was localized by Nintendo to the United States in 1994. The game was built from the ground up, featured larger sprites, combos, three playable characters, special charged moves, and more. In fact at first glance you’d probably wonder how anybody could consider this to be in the same series as Soul Blazer, which is a valid question.
Illusion of Gaia was developed under the title Soul Blazer: Illusion of Gaia. But the Soul Blazer series is actually more of a loose collection based on recurring themes, such as reviving a dying world, getting tangled up in the battle between good and evil gods, and recurring locations & characters. Lastly, all games were developed by more or less the same team.