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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.

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The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation You don't say. One of the game's all too many examples of contrived, pathetically inept dialogue
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Sailing towards new lands! We are about halfway through the game now
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Character equipment and information
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation This is the world map. It's horribly linear even by Japanese RPG standards

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG Cor 13 (174144) 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 (78) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

PSM Aug, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Power Unlimited Feb, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
RPGFan Mar 05, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 18, 2000 15 out of 20 75
Video Games Jul, 2001 74 out of 100 74
RPGamer Jul 03, 2000 7 out of 10 70
IGN Jun 13, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gameplanet Mar 23, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Critics Aug 10, 2000 5 out of 10 50

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msl (335) added The Legend of Dragoon (PlayStation) on May 25, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (360791)