Legaia 2: Duel Saga

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Legaia 2: Duel Saga
Legaia2US.jpg
Developer(s) Prokion
Publisher(s)
Director(s) Natsumi Arisawa
Producer(s) Katsuhiko Kanazawa
Designer(s) Takuya Kuwazono
Programmer(s) Noriyuki Watanabe
Artist(s) Natsumi Arisawa
Writer(s) Kazushige Inaba
Composer(s) Hitoshi Sakimoto
Yasunori Mitsuda
Michiru Ōshima
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release
  • JP: November 29, 2001
  • NA: October 1, 2002
  • EU: October 11, 2002
Genre(s) Adventure, Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player

Legaia 2: Duel Saga, known as Legaia: Duel Saga (レガイア デュエルサーガ) in Japan, is a PlayStation 2 action role-playing game developed by Prokion and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. A sequel to Legend of Legaia, it was released in Japan, and in North America and Europe by Fresh Games.[1]

Gameplay

The player controls each characters and only three for the battle screen, while others cannot replace the leading one. The player can learn about their memories and make nicknames. For the campfire, the player can mix each meal recipes, and required materials to increase status on each characters for skills. The game features several mini games, such as the casino, guild quests, rice planting, side-jumping and special battles. The player can use four button commands for the "Tactical Arts System". Combining each from three to seven blocks sometimes unlock Arts, and are permanently available between on the battle and menu screen. The max limited number of each blocks is increased after leveling up. Starting from five blocks for the rest of the characters, the player can link with arts in each blocks from hyper to normal and super ones. Mystic Arts are combinations of spirit powers, it requires low HP, 100 AP and MP, and seven blocks. Variable Arts uses six blocks and cost 80 AP for two characters to defeat one enemy. The player can use the power of the spirits, costing MP to shortly increase status, recover health, and defeat one or all enemies.

Plot

Setting

The game follows a group of outcasts called "Mystics" and natural spirits called "Origins", siding to fight each other between good and evil. They were created by the Source Forge, the world's creation located inside Demiurge Tower, along with three magical stones. When they are scattered, the creation is imbalanced for the apocalypse. In the town of Kravia, the outcasts went on a rampage, leaving the impact crater. Under the sewers of Darakin connects to the underground kingdom of Kabel.

Characters

The main protagonist is Lang, the village swordsman. His allies include Maya, an orphaned magician regaining to control her powers, martial arts teacher Kazan, female pirate captain Sharon Blade and spiritual giant Ayne. The main villain is Avalon, a star shaper who blames the people for killing the outcasts. He works with the sorceress Velna, swordsman Rauss, royal bishop Doplin, and foster siblings Elliot and Marienne.

Story

After retrieving the stones, the heroes place it back to the creation in order to save the world.

Reception

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 70.46%[2]
Metacritic 67/100[3]

The game received an average score of 70.46% at GameRankings based on an aggregate of 40 reviews,[2] 67/100 at Metacritic for 21 reviews,[3] and was less successful than the predecessor. According to Famitsu sales information, the game sold 40,302 during its debut week in Japan, ranking sixth among all new releases for the period.[4] It barely made it into Dengeki Online's top 200 best-selling games of 2001 with 53,808 copies.[5]

References

  1. ^ GZ Interview: Prokions president talks about the innovations brought to the Legaia continent in Legaia 2 Duel Saga
  2. ^ a b "Legaia 2: Duel Saga". GameRankings. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Legaia 2: Duel Saga". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  4. ^ IGN staff (December 7, 2001). "The Famitsu Top 10 (11/26/01-12/02/01)". IGN. Archived from the original on April 16, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ IGN staff (January 11, 2002). "Dengeki Online Top 200 Of 2001". IGN. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Legaia_2:_Duel_Saga&oldid=838843609"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legaia_2:_Duel_Saga
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Legaia 2: Duel Saga"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA