Excerpt: Airships, floating islands, and the like have been popping up in quite a few RPGs lately, but Skies of Arcadia Legends takes them to the extreme. It features a massive world filled with dozens if not hundreds of floating islands, loads of airships, and a culture centered around them. A young and noble airship pirate, Vyse, quickly finds himself sailing through the skies of this massive world in order to defeat an evil empire.
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 to a new audience.
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
Excerpt: More often than not, local and national news broadcasts tend to poke at our tempers and/or our hearts with blown out of proportion stories and situations. Occasionally, however, they will reveal an interesting fact or trend in today's society. Recently, while watching the local news broadcast, an interesting notion came to my attention: Americans are watching more movies and playing more games.
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. To be honest, I see little difference between Skies and other role playing games of the past few years except that the main character isn't a complete whiny bastard.
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 something better than SoAL.
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 quest. 40+ hours for completion over a huge universe. Old school, turn-based combat with a multi-character party.
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. For the uninitiated, Skies of Arcadia Legends is a slightly enhanced version of the Dreamcast classic Skies of Arcadia . Players take on the role of the air pirate Vyse and company as they adventure through uncharted skies in a vast world.