The Legend of Dragoon

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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.


The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Later in the game you'll be able to synchronize your dragon attacks. The screen morphs into this afterwards
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation ...and can even have a slight sci-fi touch
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Each chapter opens with such screens
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG PlayStation Cor 13 (174202)
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 (77)

Critic Reviews

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
PSM PlayStation Aug, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
RPGFan PlayStation Mar 05, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Gamekult PlayStation Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation Apr 26, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gameplanet PlayStation Mar 23, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 01, 2000 C- 42
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Sep 15, 2005 D 25


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