Legend of Dragoon Remake
Legend of Dragoon is still an epic game even at 11 years old. At the original release we assumed there’d be a sequel. Eleven years later, we’re still waiting. Come on Sony.
Many of us of a certain age group (how to make yourself feel old!) have spent over the years long hours playing various computer games and for those of us who are RPG fanatics The Legend of Dragoon was a stunning game that we have been waiting ever since for a sequel. Why Sony haven’t done this is completely beyond all understanding considering the fact that the original game sold over a million copies and even eleven years on still has a strong fan base. Actually, I wouldn’t mind if it got a sequel, prequel or simple re-make providing we were given something.
This was a game that I originally had the demo disk for me and my brother spent hours playing the section of the game that is included again, and again and again. It didn’t take long before we located a copy of the actual full four disk game for the original Playstation and promptly devoted hours of our lives to the game. When we didn’t realise that the game had a bug involving the Dragoon process crashing the game and instead thought we’d scratched it, we promptly bought a new copy for well over £30. This game took a hold of both of us.
It was lovingly presented with an engaging stoyline and a unique fighting style. Granted the fighting style took practice and technique but it’s one of the best I’ve played in the form of turn based battle. And granted there was an insane amount of grinding to be done, but as far as I’m concerned that only added to the entertainment. This was a game that could eat your hours and if they did release a sequel or remake you could bet that the old fans would reawaken and come flocking.
So why is this so difficult? If it was a remake then all they’d need to do is up the graphics to match the PS3, adjust the translation to iron out the occasional rather odd interpretation and fix the crash bug. How difficult would it be to make the year of hundreds of fans and release this:
Or better, do a sequel. Granted this would take more time and effort, but come on, we’re now at Final Fantasy XIII so it can’t be that tricky! While we’re on the topic a re-make of Final Fantasy VII wouldn’t go amiss either! But that’s beside the point.
The original game now retails between £50 and £80 on Amazon, and if people are willing to pay that much for a twelve year old game then it goes without saying they’d be willing to pay for a remake or sequel. Twelve years is a long time to wait, and to be fair I have no high hopes of a sequel being released no matter how much it’s petitioned for, but it would certainly make my year…and many others besides.
So the only question is; What are Sony waiting for!?
Update: It appears that Sony have indeed released a remake for the US audience on the PSN…now all of us in Europe will be waiting with baited breath for it to arrive in Europe. And perhaps this will pave the way for a sequel…or prequel.