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Legend of Legaia (PlayStation)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

It's got heart, mediocrity, gambling, and fishing. Kyle Levesque (329) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (17 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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100
GameGenie
Sony does a good job at making Legaia a success. Which is a perfect mixture of the old with the new. The Innovative Battle system will allow you to forget the lengthy play. When you think the game is beat you'll be surprised to find out there's more. This is one of the best qualities, that adds to the excellent gameplay. The only gripe is the music gets repetitive, and the bosses are hard as hell.
87
Absolute Playstation
From the makers of Wild Arms, Legend of Legaia brings players into a world that has been consumed by a mysterious mist that threatens to end all of humanity. It's up to you to control three would be hero's on a quest to rid the world of the mist and return things back to normal. In typical RPG fashion, LoL weaves a complex story that has you voyaging above and below the land fighting all sorts of weird and magical creatures, talking to everyone in sight and then finally discovering just what is going on and who is behind the world's misfortune. LoL features decent graphics, a truly triumphant musical score and a unique battle system that will challenge and delight you. If you like RPG's or just want to see what the fuss is all about do yourself a favor and check this out…just make sure to set aside a LOT of time because this game is looooong baby.
82
GameSurge
In the end, I have to say I found this game to be very enjoyable, with a few new innovations to your typical RPG game. With approximately 50 hours of play, you can also rest assured that you will get your moneys worth if you buy it. I found this to be one of the better RPG's I have played in the last while, and have to say it's a definite smart purchase for any hard core RPG fans.
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VicioJuegos.com
Si habéis llegado hasta aquí, habréis comprobado por qué dijimos que Legend of Legaia pasó desapercibido injustamente. Propone muchas horas de juego, muchas sorpresas y un sistema de combate atractivo, adictivo y muy interesante. En lo que más cojea el juego, y no hemos mencionado antes, es en el argumento. Éste resulta demasiado simple, sencillo y con muy poco interés. Le falta ese toque especial para ser épico o, como mínimo, interesante. Los motivos personales de nuestros héroes están ahí, pero cuando terminéis el juego y pase un tiempo no lo recordaréis precisamente por su historia. Por último, todos los textos están traducidos en castellano con un nivel excelente, con frases y expresiones muy graciosas por parte de Noa (la mejor del grupo, sin duda). Todo un juegazo imprescindible lleno de horas y horas de diversión, combates y sorpresas, un poco lastrado por una historia anecdótica más que nada.
80
RPGFan
With poor plot, graphics, sound, and gameplay, Legend of Legaia comes up short in the fun department. There is really nothing here to elicit even a second glance from any gamer, and unless you're a die-hard must-have-every-RPG-on-earth type person, I seriously suggest you rent before you buy.
79
Power Unlimited
Legend of Legaia is een hele aardige RPG in de stijl van Xenogears die een heleboel gamers in Japan aardig bezig heeft gehouden, tot Final Fantasy VIII uitkwam.
73
GameSpot
Despite the flaws that keep Legaia from being the world beater that it could have been, it still remains an engaging RPG for anyone who likes to play RPGs. After having obtained all three characters, you'll find yourself entertained for hours upon hours. Point blank, this is an ambitious RPG. Unfortunately, with all the RPG attention being paid to Square's Final Fantasy VIII, it seems as if Legaia might get swept under the rug, much in the way Wild Arms was overshadowed by FFVII. That would be a shame if it turned out like that. The Legend of Legaia is a worthwhile way to spend your time.
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Gameplay RPG
Ce jeu n'a donc pas réussi à vieillir correctement et représente plus la catégorie des petits softs à vite oublier que celle des incontournables.
70
IGN
If you don't mistake Legaia for a grandiose, sweeping epic that you'll remember for eons and you simply want a tough, challenging RPG to plod through before tackling the upcoming lineup of role-playing titles, this is a solid choice. If you can forego the game's lack of genuine personality or appeal, you may find that there's enough meat to keep yourself pressing on through the game.
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Legendra
Legend of Legaia sent finalement le RPG fait avec passion, mais dont les développeurs ont peut-être un peu manqué de moyens pour être en mesure de nous offrir une expérience encore plus aboutie. Techniquement, l'ambiance aussi bien graphique que sonore est relativement mitigée, et l'histoire n'est pas vraiment des plus développées. Pourtant, le jeu est vraiment accrocheur malgré ses lacunes, notamment grâce à son ingénieux système de combat et une construction de l'aventure sans réelle fausse note. A défaut de franchement marquer les esprits, ce sympathique Legend of Legaia se contente donc de nous emmener dans une quête plutôt bien ficelée et servie par des combats excellents, ce qui n'est déjà pas si mal que ça.
65
Jeuxvideo.com
Avec une réalisation moins inégale et surtout un scénario de meilleure qualité, ce jeu aurait pu devenir une référence. Dommage que toutes ces bonnes idées (notamment le système de combat) tombent à l’eau à cause des trop nombreux défauts.
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Game Revolution
The bar is continually being raised in game design, and bringing out last year's game today won't sell. If you're dying for a RPG, I suggest you keep waiting until fall, unless you have that time to burn and you're into substandard story lines. Legaia is simply way, way too average to be revolutionary. I'll stick to burning my time playing FF8 and wishing I knew how to read more Japanese.
50
Super Play
För de riktigt rollspelshungriga spelarna kan Legend of Legaia visa lite nya influenser och idéer som ännu inte har applicerats på andra spel. Legend of Legaia är visserligen långt ifrån spektakulärt men det har ett par innovativa inslag som det inte går att bortse ifrån. Som van rollspelare finns det saker som jag gillar och vissa som jag ogillar. De bra och dåliga sidorna väger dock så pass jämt att betyget blir ungefär samma som andra spel i den här kvalitetsklassen får.
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RPG Land
Legend of Legaia provides an overall average-grade RPG experience. It does have an attraction in its battle system, but after a while, going through the long process of choosing long attacks that will take a long time to execute gets tiresome. Likewise, near the end of the game, the player could think it’s over up to 3 different times. When one certain battle ends, the player had every reason to think the game is over…but it isn’t. Then, the very next boss fight, this happens again. But no no, some plot element has not been resolved for a reason that is just now becoming known! …And yet another “final” fight ensues. The strengths mentioned in this review balance out these weaknesses, but can’t overpower them enough to really make the game shine. It’s okay, but not great.