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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 Note the detailed, realistic character modeling in the video
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation A controversial suggestion in a mayor's house...
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 The game comes on four discs. Each time you have to swap one, pictures with such simple, yet nice-looking art appear

Promo Images

The Legend of Dragoon Screenshot
The Legend of Dragoon Screenshot
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The Legend of Dragoon Logo

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

Absolute Playstation Feb, 2001 95 out of 100 95
GamesCollection Jun 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Jan 17, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Legendra 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGFan Mar 05, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Retrogaming History Feb 10, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
RPGamer Jul 03, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Aug, 2000 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Feb 14, 2000 6.4 out of 10 64

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