Reviews and Problems with The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
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The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
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. The orbments contain quartz which are what gives the player elemental magical skills. You also need energy points to cast but that comes up later.
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! In fact, the whole series of Legend of Heroes has been given a second life recently by getting a fresh port for each game over the past few years onto the PSP.
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. Released in Japan in 2004, Trails in the Sky gained a reputation for being one of the largest and wordiest RPGs ever made, and it was just part one of a trilogy.
Excerpt: Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky was originally released in Japan in 2004 for the PC, but ended up receiving a PSP port in 2006. Thanks to the endless amount of text that needed translating, Trails only came to the US in March of 2011. A lengthier JRPG than what some players might be used to, Trails In The Sky is the story of Estelle Bright and her step-brother Joshua, Bracers (or nicer-than-average-mercenaries) that start out taking on odd-jobs and making light heart...
Excerpt: The Legend of Heroes franchise hasn't exactly gotten off on the right foot in the West. The three entries in the franchise released for the PSP by Namco Bandai had their order screwed up and were given exceptionally slapdash localizations, draining them of their charm. With such a poor track record in the west, it's nice to see the series put forward an entry that can truly show off its strengths like Trails in the Sky does.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Review (PSP)
Gamers Daily News
26 April 2011
Summary: It’s a decent Japanese RPG for the PSP. I don’t know that I would have liked it all that much on a home console as the graphics and sound are rather low rent and the overall gameplay gets repetitive. Still, a good game if this is exactly what you’re looking for in a JRPG.
PSP Review - 'The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky'
26 April 2011
Summary: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky boasts an unparalleled RPG experience with over 50 hours of gameplay, an intricate customizable combat system, a meticulously detailed game world full of life, and a narrative that encompasses politics, economy, conspiracy and fantasy alike.
Excerpt: One could be forgiven for assuming, after a cursory glance, that Trails in the Sky is yet another generic and clichéd JRPG. It certainly doesn’t look like much from screenshots, and the characters – initially, at least – seem to fit the spiky-haired anime teen stereotypes that the genre is infamous for. But it's actually part of a popular (in Japan, at least) series of RPG games that have been around since the 80s.
The Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky Review (PSP)
8 January 2012
Excerpt: To begin, let’s clarify the situation . The Legend of Heroes is a long-running role playing series from Japan. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky was originally released in 2004 on exclusively on PC and is the first game from the franchise to be released outside of Japan. Not only that, Trails in The Sky is also the first game in what is known as the ‘Sora no Kiseki’ trilogy. Still with us? Good.
Pros: Great scripting and character interaction., Solid battle system., Fantastic soundtrack.
Cons: Sprite design is graphically underwhelming., Some side-missions are a chore., Dungeon designs are generally bland.