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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.

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The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Oh-oh... what is that?!
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Nice effects
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation No, this is not Shana, Dart. Keep searching
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Defending in a battle

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG Oleg Roschin (164803) 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 (15) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

The Press Says

GamesCollection Jun 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Legendra 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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
IGN Jun 13, 2000 7 out of 10 70
RPGamer Jul 03, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 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

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msl (335) added The Legend of Dragoon (PlayStation) on May 25, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (232458)