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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 Note the detailed, realistic character modeling in the video
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
The Legend of Dragoon PlayStation Dragon transformations are shown with some eye-candy. Albert is preparing to embrace his new self
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

Promo Images

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The Legend of Dragoon Screenshot
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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… 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 (87) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
PSM Aug, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
All Game Guide 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
4Players.de Jan 17, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Next Generation Aug, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGFan Mar 05, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Gamekult Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gameplanet Mar 23, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution Jun 01, 2000 C- 42

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msl (354) added The Legend of Dragoon (PlayStation) on May 25, 2001
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