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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 The intro FMV is well-done - and is one of the very few such videos in the game
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 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'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
The Legend of Dragoon Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

While technically good, this is an uninspired, generic Japanese RPG Unicorn Lynx (174047) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 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

GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
Absolute Playstation Feb, 2001 95 out of 100 95
WomenGamers.com Aug 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Feb, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 18, 2000 15 out of 20 75
RPGamer Jul 03, 2000 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Feb 14, 2000 6.4 out of 10 64
Game Critics Aug 10, 2000 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution Jun 01, 2000 C- 42
The Video Game Critic Sep 15, 2005 D 25

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msl (335) added The Legend of Dragoon (PlayStation) on May 25, 2001
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