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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 Dart and his friends apparently decide that Greek Orthodoxy is the right way of following the Apostolic teachings
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 Sailing towards new lands! We are about halfway through the game now
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Note the detailed, realistic character modeling in the video

Promo Images

The Legend of Dragoon Render
The Legend of Dragoon Screenshot
The Legend of Dragoon Screenshot
The Legend of Dragoon Render

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG Unicorn Lynx (174029) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 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
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
WomenGamers.com Aug 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
PSM Aug, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
4Players.de Jan 17, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Retrogaming History Feb 10, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Jun 13, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 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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