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The Legend of Dragoon (PlayStation)

The Legend of Dragoon Screenshots

PlayStation version

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Title screen

Title screen

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

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

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Note the detailed, realistic character modeling in the video

Note the detailed, realistic character modeling in the video

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

The game's starting scene done with in-game engine - the hero Dart is reading a newspaper while birds are watching him

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation The game's first battle - naturally, it's just the hero; and if the enemies aren't slimes, they must be evil enemy soldiers

The game's first battle - naturally, it's just the hero; and if the enemies aren't slimes, they must be evil enemy soldiers

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation The first explorable location of the game - Dart's destroyed home village. Note the glowing save sign

The first explorable location of the game - Dart's destroyed home village. Note the glowing save sign

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Helena Prison, the first dungeon-like area you'll venture into

Helena Prison, the first dungeon-like area you'll venture into

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation This is the world map. It's horribly linear even by Japanese RPG standards

This is the world map. It's horribly linear even by Japanese RPG standards

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Character equipment and information

Character equipment and information

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation The game's pre-rendered backgrounds offer some nice - if sterile and somewhat artificial - views

The game's pre-rendered backgrounds offer some nice - if sterile and somewhat artificial - views

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Early battle in a cave dungeon. Shana is shooting at a monster with her bow

Early battle in a cave dungeon. Shana is shooting at a monster with her bow

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

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

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Open-air battle. To inflict any kind of reasonable damage, you'll have to time those attacks for combos over and over again. Lavitz here is exercising

Open-air battle. To inflict any kind of reasonable damage, you'll have to time those attacks for combos over and over again. Lavitz here is exercising

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation One of the towns you'll visit in the first quarter or so of the game. The game likes zooming out in many locations

One of the towns you'll visit in the first quarter or so of the game. The game likes zooming out in many locations

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation The game comes on four discs. Each time you have to swap one, pictures with such simple, yet nice-looking art appear

The game comes on four discs. Each time you have to swap one, pictures with such simple, yet nice-looking art appear

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

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 Dragon transformations are shown with some eye-candy. Albert is preparing to embrace his new self

Dragon transformations are shown with some eye-candy. Albert is preparing to embrace his new self

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Interior locations in populated areas have some interesting angles and viewpoints more often than not. This is just an inn in one of the towns

Interior locations in populated areas have some interesting angles and viewpoints more often than not. This is just an inn in one of the towns

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation This is not a dragon transformation, but rather a dragon spellcasting in progress. Dart is ready to inflict some fire-based damage

This is not a dragon transformation, but rather a dragon spellcasting in progress. Dart is ready to inflict some fire-based damage

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation A lovely-looking city - nearing the climax of the game's first part

A lovely-looking city - nearing the climax of the game's first part

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Dragon attacks are handled a bit differently - you'll have to time them as well as measure their power. Haschel here has found his new cool purple identity

Dragon attacks are handled a bit differently - you'll have to time them as well as measure their power. Haschel here has found his new cool purple identity

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Castle dungeon. Nice statue!..

Castle dungeon. Nice statue!..

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation You don't say. One of the game's all too many examples of contrived, pathetically inept dialogue

You don't say. One of the game's all too many examples of contrived, pathetically inept dialogue

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Dart and his friends apparently decide that Greek Orthodoxy is the right way of following the Apostolic teachings

Dart and his friends apparently decide that Greek Orthodoxy is the right way of following the Apostolic teachings

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation A controversial suggestion in a mayor's house...

A controversial suggestion in a mayor's house...

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Sailing towards new lands! We are about halfway through the game now

Sailing towards new lands! We are about halfway through the game now

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation This town is built on water. You'll have to climb a bit to reach eccentrically-placed item shops

This town is built on water. You'll have to climb a bit to reach eccentrically-placed item shops

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation This menu shows your final, full party. Naturally, only three can fight at the same time

This menu shows your final, full party. Naturally, only three can fight at the same time

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation No Japanese RPG is complete without extended scenes from your companions' pasts

No Japanese RPG is complete without extended scenes from your companions' pasts

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Mid-game battle in a forest. Check out my new companions - and see how two of my guys are poisoned...

Mid-game battle in a forest. Check out my new companions - and see how two of my guys are poisoned...

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Nice snowy mountain dungeon. Those ugly arrows appear by default, but you can remove them

Nice snowy mountain dungeon. Those ugly arrows appear by default, but you can remove them

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation At least since <moby game="final fantasy vii">Final Fantasy VII</moby>, no Japanese RPG is complete without heterosexual childhood friends who share ambiguous somewhat-romantic scenes

At least since Final Fantasy VII, no Japanese RPG is complete without heterosexual childhood friends who share ambiguous somewhat-romantic scenes

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation See Meru do a little victory dance after having defeated an enemy

See Meru do a little victory dance after having defeated an enemy

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Each chapter opens with such screens

Each chapter opens with such screens

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Nice effect - footprints on the sand

Nice effect - footprints on the sand

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Later in the game you'll be able to synchronize your dragon attacks. The screen morphs into this afterwards

Later in the game you'll be able to synchronize your dragon attacks. The screen morphs into this afterwards

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Late-game dungeons have, as usually, a more abstract, cold feel...

Late-game dungeons have, as usually, a more abstract, cold feel...

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation ...and can even have a slight sci-fi touch

...and can even have a slight sci-fi touch

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Late-game enemies like pounding you with hit-all attacks

Late-game enemies like pounding you with hit-all attacks

The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation A decisive boss battle (one out of a fairly long row) late in the game

A decisive boss battle (one out of a fairly long row) late in the game