I began replaying it yesterday. Its still as good as I recall. It is such a positive game, very little of that rpg angst and dark hero tropes, which is why I like it so much. Vyse will find a way :)
I always loved the little speech that Vyse gives Marco in Valua when trying to save his friends and family. Too many games have a hero wanting to give up, and they usually need someone else to convince them to keep going. Vyse on the other hand is never willing to give up, and he's always the one that needs to motivate everyone else. I'll probably end up playing this again now. It's probably my favorite RPG anyway, so I always end up playing it.
my consoles: NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, Master System, Genesis, Saturn, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2, PS3, and XBOX
Yep, SoA is rumored to come to PSN/XBLA and Vyse is confirmed to be playable in Sonic & Allstars Racing Transformed.
I wonder if good sales of SoA and Shenmue on PSN/XBLA could lead to sequels. I remember the sales of Sin & Punishment on the Wii VC convinced Nintendo to fund the (excellent) Wii sequel Sin & Punishment Star Successor.
I'm replaying it as we speak. Unfortunately, the 1st CD of SOA was damaged so badly that it won't play on my Dreamcast anymore, but my grandma ended up getting me SOA Legends one Christmas sometime after it happened, so I'm perfectly content.