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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 Late-game dungeons have, as usually, a more abstract, cold feel...
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Nice effect - footprints on the sand
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Mid-game battle in a forest. Check out my new companions - and see how two of my guys are poisoned...
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Late-game enemies like pounding you with hit-all attacks

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG PlayStation Cor 13 (174145)
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

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
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
RPGFan PlayStation Mar 05, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Dec 18, 2000 15 out of 20 75
Retrogaming History PlayStation Feb 10, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Video Games PlayStation Jul, 2001 74 out of 100 74
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 01, 2000 C- 42

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