|The Legend of Dragoon
|Welcome again, boys and especially girls,
to my very own RPG review section, 3B. For those confused by the name... join
the club! I came up with it when I was in,
umm... not exactly the most sensible frame
of mind. Okay, so I was a little drunk. Anyway,
here's the deal - with apologies to Joe Bob
Briggs of Drive-In Movie review fame, I rate
RPGs on the three essential 'B's. Beasts
(monsters, moron), Blood (can you figure
this one out?) and Breasts (my personal fave
- unfortunately, for pretty much all the
games it's not literal).
Got all that? Great. I rate on a scale of one to ten, with tenths of a point because I felt like it. If you don't like it, click the link back to the Inquisitor and stop whining to me!
This time at 3B I've got a real unsung gem on my hands. Let's all hear it for the 3Bs of The Legend of Dragoon!!
Good stuff here, guys and gals. The beasts in LoD aren't really special except for a few, but all of 'em are well animated and nasty enough looking. Anything that shows up in an FMV is major beastage - veeery cool looking critters like the Divine Dragon and... well, that would be telling. Regular enemies are creatively drawn but a little bland, but the bosses... nasty critters.
We've got a bleeder on our hands here. The in-game and FMV cut scenes show more than the usual amount of RPG blood and gore, and the monsters in particular suffer some nasty deaths. Expect nothing less that four, count 'em, four impalings during the game, three in one FMV! Carnage and combat abound. This is still no Vandal Hearts, though..
Oo-la-la. While LoD doesn't give the gift of bromides, the in-game graphics (and the character design) are almost good enough to make it not matter. The babes in this game aren't exactly few and far between, and they are, to a gal, real lookers. They are also all, to a gal, decked out in highly appropriate attire - aka short skirts or shorts, and sexy tops. The blouses/armor could be a little lower cut, but I'm not complaining... much.