Legend of Legaia

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Legend of Legaia
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Developer(s) Prokion
Contrail (production)
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Director(s) Kazuhiro Kobayashi
Producer(s) Takahiro Kaneko
Designer(s) Natsumi Arisawa
Composer(s) Michiru Ōshima
Platform(s) PlayStation
  • JP: October 29, 1998
  • NA: March 17, 1999
  • EU: May 27, 2000
Genre(s) Adventure, Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player

Legend of Legaia (レガイア伝説, Regaia Densetsu) is a PlayStation role-playing video game developed by Prokion and Contrail. It was followed by a sequel, Legaia 2: Duel Saga.


The turn-based combat game has the player inputting a command for all three characters, selects each targets and confirms the selection on the battle screen. The action phase has each characters performing their own. The order is prescribed by the character's stats and equipment. The damage is indicated for the "Tactical Arts System". Instead of simply selecting a 'Fight' command for a physical attack, the player specifies the location of each ones; 'Right' and 'Left' strike with both arms respectively, and 'High' and 'Low' strike at their respective heights. Each directions has the ability, depending upon the opponent, equipped weapons and level of the character's Ra-Seru. Each characters perform a string of each attacks. As the game progresses, the gauge increases and each characters attack for each turn. The number of strikes is used and affected by several factors for each status. Certain weapons can be used for some characters. Certain strings of attacks initiate combos known as "Arts", which deals more damage than normal attacks. The player can uncover each Arts for characters, and non-playable ones. "Arts Points" (AP) uses Arts, draining AP in quantities and is proportionate to the combo length. Inputting Arts sequences without the requisite AP will cause the character to perform string of attacks, without animation and damage bonus. AP can be earned in three ways, dealing physical damage without Arts, taking damage from opponents, or foregoing actions for one turn to reuse Spirit. Arts can also be linked by the last and first inputs. The Art ending can linked with another Art, starting with 'Down', allowing the player to use two Arts in a row costing fewer inputs. On the Spirit command, each characters use defensive stances for a turn, increase the chance, regain AP and boost the length of the action bar for the next physical attack. Some boss battles involve enemies after the characters use the Spirit. Each characters can strengthen the power of the Ra-Seru, allowing the human to absorb the powers of Seru defeated in battle. The human can use the absorbed Seru's powers, calling upon it to level up, making it more powerful and causing more effects. All Seru possess an elemental affinity, depending what type of attacks in battle. Ra-Seru possess the affinity, depending the effect they cast various spells.



The game takes place in the eponymous world, populated by humans and objects called Seru. They unite and use fantastic powers. While they had once peacefully existed, the mist appears and upsets the Seru, which transforms some humans into monsters. Ten years later, human survivors band together to stop from the mist.


The main protagonist is Vahn, the village’s martial artist. Noa, a feral child from the city of Conkram, and King Nebular and Queen Minea's daughter. Gala, a warrior monk and the second-in-command teacher. The main antagonist is Prince Cort, the son of Nebular and Minea, and Noa's older brother. He is assisted by Gala's rival Songi and the kingdom's female ruler Zora.


On a quest to revive ten Genesis Trees to stop the Mist, the heroes join up with entities known as Ra-Seru, using it like Seru but are immune to the Mist. They travel across the world, reviving the trees on small areas and destroying the Mist Generators. At Conkram, they travel back in time to locate the origins of the Mist and destroy it once and for all. They learn that Cort used the biological weapon. After returning to the present, they destroy the final generator and defeat Cort. However, he merges with Juggernaut and they transform into a powerful gargantuan. The heroes travel inside the body and rescue Cort. With the world restored, the reincarnated Cort becomes a baby.


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 77.33%[1]

The game received a score of 77.33% at GameRankings, based on an aggregate of 23 reviews.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Legend of Legaia". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 

External links

  • Legend of Legaia Shrine at RPG Classics
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