The Legend of Dragoon

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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 A lovely-looking city - nearing the climax of the game's first part
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Dragon transformations are shown with some eye-candy. Albert is preparing to embrace his new self
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Castle dungeon. Nice statue!..
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Dragon attacks are handled a bit differently - you'll have to time them as well as measure their power. Haschel here has found his new cool purple identity

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG PlayStation Cor 13 (173892)
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 (74)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
WomenGamers.com PlayStation Aug 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide PlayStation 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
RPGFan PlayStation Mar 05, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Dec 18, 2000 15 out of 20 75
Gamekult PlayStation Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70
RPGamer PlayStation Jul 03, 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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