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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 Helena Prison, the first dungeon-like area you'll venture into
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation See Meru do a little victory dance after having defeated an enemy
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Finally you gain some dragon transformation abilities. Rose here is one of the first - see how her battle command menu changes to correspond to the new form
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Another day, another forest clearing - and remember, if your path doesn't take you to the goal, it will point to a conveniently placed treasure chest

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG אולג 小奥 (168653) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars
A wonderfully exciting and captivating fantasy adventure. Brielle Taylor (3) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Before I knew the console RPG clichés… Ocram (8) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
Great graphics, story, and battle system....what more do you want? Redwall (28) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

The Press Says

Absolute Playstation Feb, 2001 95 out of 100 95
GamesCollection Jun 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PSM Aug, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
4Players.de Jan 17, 2001 84 out of 100 84
RPGFan Mar 05, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 18, 2000 15 out of 20 75
Super Play Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 7 out of 10 70
IGN Jun 13, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70

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