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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 Dragon transformations are shown with some eye-candy. Albert is preparing to embrace his new self
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Interior locations in populated areas have some interesting angles and viewpoints more often than not. This is just an inn in one of the towns
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation You don't say. One of the game's all too many examples of contrived, pathetically inept dialogue
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation The first explorable location of the game - Dart's destroyed home village. Note the glowing save sign

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG Cor 13 (174145) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars
Before I knew the console RPG clichés… Ocram (8) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
A wonderfully exciting and captivating fantasy adventure. Brielle Taylor (3) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Great graphics, story, and battle system....what more do you want? Redwall (78) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
GamesCollection Jun 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
WomenGamers.com Aug 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Feb, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Jan 17, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Legendra 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retrogaming History Feb 10, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplanet Mar 23, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution Jun 01, 2000 C- 42
The Video Game Critic Sep 15, 2005 D 25

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msl (335) added The Legend of Dragoon (PlayStation) on May 25, 2001
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