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The Legend of Dragoon (PlayStation)

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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 The intro FMV is well-done - and is one of the very few such videos in the game
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Later in the game you'll be able to synchronize your dragon attacks. The screen morphs into this afterwards
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 Dart and his friends apparently decide that Greek Orthodoxy is the right way of following the Apostolic teachings

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG Cor 13 (173366) 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 (56) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Absolute Playstation Feb, 2001 95 out of 100 95
All Game Guide 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamesCollection Jun 23, 2010 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
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 18, 2000 15 out of 20 75
Gamekult Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Super Play Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70
IGN Jun 13, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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