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The Legend of Dragoon

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PlayStation
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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 The game's pre-rendered backgrounds offer some nice - if sterile and somewhat artificial - views
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Helena Prison, the first dungeon-like area you'll venture into
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation The intro FMV is well-done - and is one of the very few such videos in the game
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Nice snowy mountain dungeon. Those ugly arrows appear by default, but you can remove them

Alternate Titles

  • "La Leyenda de los Dragoons" -- Spanish title

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG PlayStation Cor 13 (172952)
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 (28)

Critic Reviews

Absolute Playstation PlayStation Feb, 2001 95 out of 100 95
All Game Guide PlayStation 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamesCollection PlayStation Jun 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
WomenGamers.com PlayStation Aug 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de PlayStation Jan 17, 2001 84 out of 100 84
RPGFan PlayStation Mar 05, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Dec 18, 2000 15 out of 20 75
Video Games PlayStation Jul, 2001 74 out of 100 74
RPGamer PlayStation Jul 03, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gameplanet PlayStation Mar 23, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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