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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 Late-game dungeons have, as usually, a more abstract, cold feel...
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation You don't say. One of the game's all too many examples of contrived, pathetically inept dialogue
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation This menu shows your final, full party. Naturally, only three can fight at the same time
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation See Meru do a little victory dance after having defeated an enemy

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Alternate Titles

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

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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

All Game Guide PlayStation 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
WomenGamers.com PlayStation Aug 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
PSM PlayStation Aug, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Power Unlimited PlayStation Feb, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Legendra PlayStation 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGFan PlayStation Mar 05, 2000 77 out of 100 77
RPGamer PlayStation Jul 03, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Video Games PlayStation Aug, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult PlayStation Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 01, 2000 C- 42

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