Summary: At first glance Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is an odditty. A highly traditional RPG developed by Falcom, originally released on PC in 2004, the PSP version is finally making its way to Europe thanks to Ghostlight. Why is anyone’s guess but RPG fans should be glad they did.
Excerpt: Ten years ago, Estelle lost her mother when her town was attacked in a war. Her father was a high ranking commander in the war, but left the army to be with his family. He later joined and advanced in the ranks of the Bracer’s Guild.
Pros: Excellent story, character development, and battle system.
Cons: Cliffhanger ending, and North America may never get the translated sequels.
Excerpt: It is rare to see a lot of new things in a role playing game these days. Most are following the same tried and true themes that have been established for years. The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky shakes things up in a variety of ways. The system is interesting, and hard to describe.
Excerpt: Falcom's Legend of Heroes series has one of the more complicated histories in game lore, and chronicling all of it is a substantial task. Merely accounting for The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is a task, since it was originally a PC release that was ported to the PSP before that version saw...
Excerpt: Dear reader, the videogame industry is a strange place full of success stories and wild origins for many titles. Case in point, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky , a low budget, old-school RPG that started its life on PC's in Japan seven years ago!
Excerpt: In the grand history of unlikely events, the surprising localization announcement by XSEED Games of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky probably doesn't rank very high, but for the gaming community it was a pretty huge shock.
Excerpt: Japanese Role Playing Games are a rarer breed nowadays. I'm not talking about the Final Fantasy's and Dragon Quests' with their massive fan bases and well known franchises, which are few and in-between, but rather the smaller, quirkier, less famous titles.