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 Castle dungeon. Nice statue!..
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Title screen
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 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 Cor 13 (174162) 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

Absolute Playstation Feb, 2001 95 out of 100 95
GamesCollection Jun 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Feb, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Legendra 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retrogaming History Feb 10, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamekult Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70
IGN Jun 13, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Feb 14, 2000 6.4 out of 10 64

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