Excerpt: Legend of Legaia 2 has a very interesting but typical story. It starts off with a young hero named Lang, who is on a quest to return a scared water crystal that was stolen from the village by a madman named Avalon.
Excerpt: There are a few guidelines that are attached to a majority of movies, games, or stories. The good guy beating the bad guys is the most obvious one that comes to mind. Another one is that the main character will always escape a deadly trap, especially if other people have already perished in it.
Excerpt: RPG business has become big business over the last few years. Our appetite for new titles has become such that we're seeing all kind of new games. Some actually new, some import translations and some seriously retro conversions.
Excerpt: Legaia 2 was a rather low key release. In fact, I didn’t even know it existed until it started showing up in bargain bins for $20 a few months after release. Although such treatment in no way means that a game isn’t worth playing (the same happened to games in the Suikoden series, after all), in...
Conclusion: Legaia 2 (for readers, I did not play the original on the Playstation in 1997) is a bit of a throwback. I have logged three weeks into this game, and I still don't think I am close to the ending. The first thing I can say about Legaia 2 is that it's hard.
Excerpt: Legend of Legaia was a moderately successful RPG several years ago. Eidos' Fresh Games has now brought the sequel, Legaia 2: Duel Saga, to the US, and it's not bad. It's got the requisite RPG elements, including the bunny-eared waitresses.
Pros: ups: Unique battle system; good translation.
Cons: downs: Typical storyline; stale graphics and map design; difficulty level varies throughout the game.
Summary: is just an amalgamation of the console’s most widely popular RPGs. You’ve got portions of and of course, portions of the original . From the opening sequence to the game’s menu system, much of the elements are highly recycled and make the game exude that feeling of déjà vu that has often been...
Excerpt: Although there have been many RPGs on the Playstation, very few get the attention that they really deserve. Legend of Legaia definitely belongs in this category. A clichéd but fun story coupled with an interesting battle system, a long satisfying quest, and strong aesthetics best summed the game up.