Sony’s beloved PS1 JRPG Legend of Dragoon is lastly making its long-awaited return on trendy consoles, however whereas followers have been able to have fun, game-breaking bugs and glitches are spoiling the get together.
For those who’re not acquainted with Legend of Dragoon, it was a late-era PS1 role-playing recreation from Sony’s first-party Japan Studio. The sport noticed combined reception at launch, failing to measure as much as the broad attraction of the Ultimate Fantasy video games coming across the identical time, however it will definitely discovered its followers and took on cult basic standing. However regardless of a rising repute through the years as top-of-the-line RPGs of its time, it by no means gained a correct follow-up.
That – and a slim choice of PS1 classics on PS5 – is an enormous a part of why followers have been so excited to lastly see Legend of Dragoon revived as a part of the PS Plus February line-up. That pleasure constructed as gamers discovered the sport would characteristic trophy assist, and that it will be out there for standalone buy – not simply as a part of the PS Plus subscription. Heck, Sony even did the fitting factor by giving the game away for free (opens in new tab) to individuals who’d already purchased it on PS3, PSP, or Vita.
That pleasure’s all come crashing down now that gamers have really had an opportunity to play the sport. There are visual glitches like odd pixel lines (opens in new tab) and audio bugs (opens in new tab) which might be slicing voice strains quick. Threads running down all the bugs (opens in new tab) are beginning to coalesce, and it doesn’t paint a rosy image for this model’s playability.
Even worse, using Dragoon magic (opens in new tab) – one of many recreation’s core fight mechanics – constantly causes battles to lock up. You may technically nonetheless beat a battle with a spell through the use of it on the very finish, however then you are going to get caught in an inescapable black display. It appears that is principally an issue with multi-target Dragoon magic, however attempting to determine which spells will and will not crash your recreation isn’t any option to play an RPG.
For now, gamers are eager for a patch, however the first impression for this launch has not lived as much as the expectations of retro followers.
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