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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.

Screenshots

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Nice snowy mountain dungeon. Those ugly arrows appear by default, but you can remove them
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation At least since <moby game="final fantasy vii">Final Fantasy VII</moby>, no Japanese RPG is complete without heterosexual childhood friends who share ambiguous somewhat-romantic scenes
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation One of the towns you'll visit in the first quarter or so of the game. The game likes zooming out in many locations
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Castle dungeon. Nice statue!..

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

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG PlayStation Oleg Roschin (174053)
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 (78)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
GamesCollection PlayStation Jun 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
WomenGamers.com PlayStation Aug 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited PlayStation Feb, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Retrogaming History PlayStation Feb 10, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
RPGamer PlayStation Jul 03, 2000 7 out of 10 70
IGN PlayStation Jun 13, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Video Games PlayStation Aug, 2000 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

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