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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.

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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 This is not a dragon transformation, but rather a dragon spellcasting in progress. Dart is ready to inflict some fire-based damage
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation This town is built on water. You'll have to climb a bit to reach eccentrically-placed item shops
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Late-game dungeons have, as usually, a more abstract, cold feel...

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG PlayStation Oleg Roschin (174088)
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

Absolute Playstation PlayStation Feb, 2001 95 out of 100 95
WomenGamers.com PlayStation Aug 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
PSM PlayStation Aug, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
GamesCollection PlayStation Jun 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited PlayStation Feb, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
RPGFan PlayStation Mar 05, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Dec 18, 2000 15 out of 20 75
Video Games PlayStation Aug, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult PlayStation Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Sep 15, 2005 D 25

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