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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 Open-air battle. To inflict any kind of reasonable damage, you'll have to time those attacks for combos over and over again. Lavitz here is exercising
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Title screen
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation The game's starting scene done with in-game engine - the hero Dart is reading a newspaper while birds are watching him
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Sailing towards new lands! We are about halfway through the game now

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

GamePro (US) PlayStation Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
PSM PlayStation Aug, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Power Unlimited PlayStation Feb, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de PlayStation Jan 17, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Legendra PlayStation 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retrogaming History PlayStation Feb 10, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Video Games PlayStation Jul, 2001 74 out of 100 74
Gamekult PlayStation Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70
IGN PlayStation Jun 13, 2000 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Sep 15, 2005 D 25

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