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

Promo Images

The Legend of Dragoon Screenshot
The Legend of Dragoon Screenshot
The Legend of Dragoon Render
The Legend of Dragoon Render

Alternate Titles

  • "La Leyenda de los Dragoons" -- Spanish title
  • "レジェンド オブ ドラグーン" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Before I knew the console RPG clichés… PlayStation Ocram (8)
A wonderfully exciting and captivating fantasy adventure. PlayStation Brielle Taylor (3)
Great graphics, story, and battle system....what more do you want? PlayStation Redwall (87)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Feb, 2001 95 out of 100 95
GamesCollection PlayStation Jun 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PSM PlayStation Aug, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Legendra PlayStation 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games PlayStation Jul, 2001 74 out of 100 74
Video Games PlayStation Aug, 2000 7 out of 10 70
IGN PlayStation Jun 13, 2000 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation Feb 14, 2000 6.4 out of 10 64
Game Critics PlayStation Aug 10, 2000 5 out of 10 50

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