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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 Title screen
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Nice effect - footprints on the sand
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Another day, another forest clearing - and remember, if your path doesn't take you to the goal, it will point to a conveniently placed treasure chest
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation The game comes on four discs. Each time you have to swap one, pictures with such simple, yet nice-looking art appear

Promo Images

The Legend of Dragoon Render
The Legend of Dragoon Render
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 Unicorn Lynx (174046)
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
PSM PlayStation Aug, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
All Game Guide PlayStation 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
WomenGamers.com PlayStation Aug 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection PlayStation Jun 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de PlayStation Jan 17, 2001 84 out of 100 84
IGN PlayStation Jun 13, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gameplanet PlayStation Mar 23, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Critics PlayStation Aug 10, 2000 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Sep 15, 2005 D 25

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