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|An enhanced update of 1999's acclaimed swashbuckling role-playing title, Skies of Arcadia Legends makes its GameCube debut with a refined battle system, new characters, alternate side quests, and a host of other features designed to make it the definitive version the developers originally intended. For those unfamiliar with the earlier Dreamcast game, players assume the role of a young treasure hunter named Vyse who, along with female companions Aika and Fina, charts a course for adventure in a sleek airship. The party is pitted against legions of the tyrannical Valuan Empire and its Imperial Armada. There are also marauding Black Pirates to contend with, scalawags known for preying upon any ship daring to fly near them. |
Players explore the world of Arcadia in the air and on the ground. A total of six moons are available to visit, each possessing its own set of villages, buildings, and dungeons. Battles taking place on the airship involve steering near enemy vessels, firing laser cannons or other projectile weapons, guarding against attacks, and possibly fleeing the scene. Airship and on-foot battles are presented in a traditional turn-based fashion. Each character is skilled with a specific weapon, whose power can be enhanced by finding and equipping Moon Stones. Moves characters can perform during combat are dependant on the number of the party's Spirit Points, which diminish with every spell cast in battle and advanced technique performed (called S-moves).
As players attempt to acquire fame and bounty at the evildoers' expense, they must prepare to defend their ship at every turn. The world of Arcadia is largely uncharted territory, so players must thoroughly explore both the land and in the air to discover new areas. Side quests include seeking out wanted lists or bounties for boss characters, where players can battle villainous pirates to reap a prescribed reward. There are also pets to care for and develop into more powerful creatures, such as catching flying moonfish and feeding them to an item-giving bird. Perhaps the most significant addition to the GameCube game is a female bounty hunter who will constantly pursue Vyse and his party throughout their journeys.
|Publisher||Sega of America, Inc.|
|Game||Skies of Arcadia Legends|
|ESRB Rating||T - Teen|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features|
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- 5318paulaOct 16, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
great fun game, a must have
one of the games you must have and must play for any gamer
- momssavingApr 14, 2014by
Works great and was in great condition. Timeless game all around. Kids love watching daddy play as well as trying to figure it out themselves. Great turn base player game. thanks
- sprite.ideaFeb 11, 2014by
If you like a solid RPG experience, then definitely pick this up.
Skies of Arcadia Legends is a port of the very underrated Dreamcast classic Skies of Arcadia. It stars a very upbeat protagonist which is rare in a JRPG. Skies of Arcadia takes place in the sky (if you couldn't guess.) Exploration is heavily favored here because some side quests require you to gather crew members and find discoveries to fill up your pirate's log. This game also features sky battles where you fight other airships and monsters in the sky. This game boasts a wide variety of magic, healing, and weaponry to equip your characters as well as a charming story that will keep you playing for hours. As well as a ton of sidequests and other unlockables.
- cwilla321Mar 30, 2013by
Honestly, a bit overrated. But still good and fun.
Don't get me wrong this is a fun game but it's similar to a lot of other games of it's type. The story is there is an evil empire that wants to rule the known world and your part of group that undermines it's authority(sound familiar?) and you eventually come across a strange foreigner they've captured who joins you and you've read this story before. The graphics are heavily inspired by anime and the like, and aside from a few expressions their faces don't really move. Don't get me wrong this is still a great game worth tracking down, that's why I rated it so high. But you'd be hard pressed to find reviews that don't just use it's theme to describe it "You play as a sky pirate" and so on. But what it does do differently it does really well, the level up system is a great testimony to that. I'm just saying Don't expect this to be the best game you've ever played in your life, just expect it to be a fun ride.Read full review
- laghi72Aug 6, 2009by
The RPG that made me love them
In a rush of retrogaming fun, I recently decided to re-buy some historical titles and among these the shining Skyes of Arcadia, maybe the last Sega masterpiece, already played in the immortal Dreamcast long ago and now enriching my precious cube collection.
This has been the very first RPG ever played. Just a few hours to get used to commands, characters and battles handling were enough to live a real experience made of epic land and air battles, funny dialogues and intriguing plot.
Graphics are remarkable still today, very coloured and detailed.
Game absolutely recommended to anyone!