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Description

Dart, a brave and loyal warrior swordsman, has sworn to avenge the death of his parents by destroying the mysterious black monster. For unknown reasons, the Sandora Empire burns down his village and imprisons his childhood friend, Shana. Straight away Dart sets out on a journey to rescue her, but Shana's kidnapping is merely the tip of the iceberg of a much grander, more sinister plot about ancient spiritual powers and the destruction of the human race.

The Legend of Dragoon is a Japanese-style RPG, visually reminiscent of Final Fantasy VII (pre-rendered backgrounds, 3D characters and battle scenes, CG animations to advance the story). Battle mechanics follow the traditional turn-based prototype, with a few additions such as critical attacks dependent on precise timing, and "dragoon" transformations, which allow access to powerful techniques. Game progression is largely linear, with the "world map" replaced by locations represented as connected dots.

Screenshots

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Note the detailed, realistic character modeling in the video
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Dragon transformations are shown with some eye-candy. Albert is preparing to embrace his new self
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Late-game enemies like pounding you with hit-all attacks
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation See Meru do a little victory dance after having defeated an enemy

Promo Images

The Legend of Dragoon Render
The Legend of Dragoon Screenshot
The Legend of Dragoon Render
The Legend of Dragoon Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "La Leyenda de los Dragoons" -- Spanish title
  • "レジェンド オブ ドラグーン" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Before I knew the console RPG clichés… PlayStation Ocram (8)
A wonderfully exciting and captivating fantasy adventure. PlayStation Brielle Taylor (3)
Great graphics, story, and battle system....what more do you want? PlayStation Redwall (87)

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide PlayStation 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
4Players.de PlayStation Jan 17, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Legendra PlayStation 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation Apr 26, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult PlayStation Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70
IGN PlayStation Jun 13, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Video Games PlayStation Aug, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Game Critics PlayStation Aug 10, 2000 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 01, 2000 C- 42

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