Published 15 September, 2013 | by Sam Hewitt1
Top Underrated RPG’s #02: The Legend of Dragoon
Last week saw Andrew Winter start off our new series called ‘Top Underrated RPG’s’ where we combine our RPG knowledge and help you unearth some gems that may have missed. Last week’s entry was a Playstation 1 game that goes by the name of Alundra. To see that article, just click here.
This week’s entry is another PSX title: The Legend of Dragoon. The game was developed by SCEJ, who brought us the likes of Shadow of the Colossus, ICO, PaRappa the Rapper, Ape Escape and many more.
One of the most memorable attributes of this game for me is its unique battle system. It is too complex to explain fully on here so you can check out the video below to see it in action.
The gist of the battle system is to press the x button when both the blue squares lineup together. It pretty much counts on your timing and rhythm, as the window for success is quite tight. Also, you need to be alert as every so often you will need to press circle to cancel out the enemy’s attempt of a counter attack.
At the start of the game you will start off with a basic combo which allows you to get into grips of how the battle system works. Overtime, you unlock new combos which deal a lot more damage but get a lot tougher to pull off.
I remember reading a couple of reviews putting the system down, as it was ‘too tough’ to master. What is it with reviewers and wanting games to be easy? Slackers!
Truth be told, the battle system is by far the best thing about the game. The storyline is not on par with other Playstation classics. The same also goes for the soundtrack, but the battle system alone was enough for me to not to only complete it once, but twice…which is quite a lot of time when you take into consideration that the game comprises of 4 discs.
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