Reviews and Problems with Skies of Arcadia Legends
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Skies of Arcadia Legends – Staff Retroview
7 February 2008
Excerpt: Skies of Arcadia , a game originally released for Sega’s ill-fated Dreamcast system, found new purchase late in life with a port to the Gamecube. With a handful of new additions and a slight upgrade in graphics, a game that had been lauded as one of the finest on its original system became available...
Excerpt: Formally on the Dreamcast, Skies of Arcadia was remade for the Game Cube with a whole new list of added extras. It was also renamed 'Skies of Arcadia Legends', some of the new features were only available through downloading for the dreamcast.
Pros: + Pros-Good game play, wonderful storyline
Cons: - Cons-Some of the game play became a bit tedious
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Excerpt: I'm not sure what role-playing games Keith has been playing exactly. He seems to suggest that this genre is filled with deeply profound, ponderous epics painted in varying swaths of gray, and that Skies Of Arcadia Legends is somehow a sharp turn from these murky morality tales.
Summary: For a game released a few years ago Skies of Arcadia manages to take the crown of the GameCube's best RPG so far. The future of the GameCube's RPG lineup looks a lot stronger with Final Fantasy from Square-Enix and Namco have a couple in the works but as yet it will be very hard for you to find...
Excerpt: Content: Spoiler Free! Retail Price: $49.99 Recent eBay Price: $37 Gameplay Step into the shoes of the Blue Rogues, Robin Hood-type sky pirates. Originally on Dreamcast, this version adds upgraded graphics, sound, and gameplay, including bounty hunting, new characters, and at least one special...
Excerpt: The Gamecube front hasn’t seen much in the way of epic RPGs, but Skies of Arcadia Legends has arrived. Ported from the Dreamcast with slight enhancements, Legends is sure to appease Gamecube owners thirsty for a quality RPG.
Excerpt: Skies of Arcadia originally came out for the Sega's own Dreamcast in late 2000 - an obvious effort for Sega to have a large, internally-developed RPG that would appeal to those who enjoyed the likes of Suikoden , Final Fantasy and Grandia .
Pros: Large adventure with a fun story, Puzzle elements in dungeons is nice, Encounter rate isn't excessive, Bounties and discoveries are a great addition
Cons: Battles tend to feel long, Battle system is pretty standard, Not overly deep in terms of story or character depth