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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.

Screenshots

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Open-air battle. To inflict any kind of reasonable damage, you'll have to time those attacks for combos over and over again. Lavitz here is exercising
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Mid-game battle in a forest. Check out my new companions - and see how two of my guys are poisoned...
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation This menu shows your final, full party. Naturally, only three can fight at the same time
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation The game's starting scene done with in-game engine - the hero Dart is reading a newspaper while birds are watching him

Promo Images

The Legend of Dragoon Render
The Legend of Dragoon Screenshot
The Legend of Dragoon Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

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 (87) 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
RPGFan Mar 05, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Retrogaming History Feb 10, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Video Games Jul, 2001 74 out of 100 74
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Feb 14, 2000 6.4 out of 10 64
Gameplanet Mar 23, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution Jun 01, 2000 C- 42

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msl (353) added The Legend of Dragoon (PlayStation) on May 25, 2001
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