Legend of Dragoon Finally Coming to PSN

Legend of Dragoon Finally Coming to PSN

In an age when Final Fantasy reigned supreme, the backseat was the only option for this title.

In December 1999 a little title by the name of The Legend of Dragoon managed to squeeze its way onto the market and instantly captivate a dedicated audience.  Unfortunately, as many games during that time did, The Legend of Dragoon was overshadowed by more popular games of the day and quickly fell to the wayside.

During the late 1990′s it seemed like gamers could only talk about one thing: Final Fantasy. FF7 had reinvented the genre as a whole and FF8 continued that tradition, setting the bar unimaginably high for any others even remotely interested in making a dent in the market.  However, in the years since, many have come to realize and appreciate the wonder and magic hidden within The Legend of Dragoon, me being one of them, and have begun to spread the word. For years now, many of us having asking, “When’s this game coming to the PSN?”

Thankfully, the wait is nearly over. Come May 1st, The Legend of Dragoon will be available for all to enjoy via the PSN. So whether you’ve been anxiously waiting to give this title a shot or have no idea what I’m talking about, I urge you to give it a go.

If you want a bit of light reading as well as some historical info on the game, check out Shu Yoshida’s short blog about his memories making the game, what it means to him that it’s finally hitting the PSOne Classics list, and what the chances of a sequel are.

5 comments

  1. If I could handle JRPG’s, I would be all over this. Never played it when it came out, and it is a big classic. Just the retro gamer me wants to get it, but my JRPG-disliker me is big enough to counteract it.

    • I hear you. My love for JRPGs has been tested as of late. I’ve become spoiled with more western style RPGs that cater to ease of use and functionality. This game was originally far more difficult, but was eventually toned down for its western release. I still urge you to give it a try, especially if it drops for $5.99. What do you have to lose?

    • Lemme tell ya, I think of your recommendations quite highly, so I will most certainly keep it in mind.

      I don’t even know what it is with me and JRPG’s. I have tried, believe me, I have tried. The only ones I have found enjoyable were Chrono Trigger and Secret Of Mana. But I cannot even remember if I have completed either of them.

      This could mean that I have NEVER completed a JRPG. Which makes me very ashamed to be a gamer. Something about the battle systems, the stories and the whole idea that just makes me loose interest. Like instantly. Don’t ask me, I cannot give you a good reason for disliking them. I just have never been super into even one JRPG. I wish I could.

      I appreciate the recommendation and will certainly think it over. My retro-gamer-self wants to get the original copy though. Don’t really like this whole digital distribution thing. :(

  2. Zachary Seffron

    this is my favorite videogame of all time! i fucking LOVE this game!

  3. BadCzechPun

    I’m almost ashamed to say this, but I hadn’t heard of this game until the other week when someone I subscribe to on YouTube started a Legend of Dragoon playthrough. I like what I’ve seen of it, so chances are high that I’ll pick this up on PSN.

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