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Description

The Legend of Heroes is old-school JRPG with new-school sensibilities and graphics. The old-school elements of the game are its turn-based combat, linearity, long dialogue scenes, a digital pet system and lots of similar things that seem to date from the 1995-ish RPG era. There are no random fighting encounters however. In this game you control Avin in his search for his younger sister Eimelle. They were separated when their cathedral was raided by religious zealots.

A Tear of Vermillion is a remake of the Japanese PC game Legend of heroes IV: Akai Shizuku. The word Gagharv (in the Japanese title of the remake) refers to the chasm that separates the continent Tirasweel, where the games takes place, from the rest of the world. Improvements Bandai made for this remake are completely re-done 3D graphics, new battle interface, and quicker load times.

Screenshots

The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion PSP Intro
The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion PSP The fire boomerang in combat
The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion PSP Elder of Ourt Village – a quest NPC, he has a red exclamation mark near the dialog icon.
The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion PSP Eimelle - Avin's younger sister at the Cathedral

Promo Images

The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion Screenshot
The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion Screenshot
The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion Screenshot
The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "英雄传说IV:朱红的泪" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "英雄伝説 ガガーブトリロジー 朱紅い雫" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Eiyū Densetsu IV: Gagharv Trilogy - Akai Shizuku" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

GameSpy Nov 15, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play Magazine 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Dec 01, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
Gaming Age Dec 06, 2005 B- 67
Legendra Sep 02, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
GamersHell.com Dec 16, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Worth Playing Jan 01, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) Dec 13, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Game Chronicles Dec 16, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Title translation

According to a press release, the translation of the Japanese title in English is Legend of Heroes: Gagharv Trilogy IV - Crimson Tears. A more literal translation would be Legend of Heroes: Gagharv Trilogy - A Drop of Red, though.

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Stratege (20437) added The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion (PSP) on Aug 06, 2006