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Legend of the Dragon review

Some legends need to be retired

In somewhat of a mixed blessing, the forming-changing Guaridan moves actually work this time around, not that the context-senstive button mashing holds a candle to anything like God of War, or for a more apt comparison, the Naruto series. And since it offers minimal change to the combat it’s little more than a dynamic costume change that slows down the bout.

You’ll need the patience of Buddist monk to progress through the archaic Quest mode without consistently resorting to a cheap “Ring Out.” Now that we’ve seen the game boiled to its essence with a traditional control scheme, we can proudly say that Legend of the Dragon is easily one of the worst fighting games available on any platform. You could link up with a friend over PSP’s ad-hoc connection for some multiplayer, but that contradicts the very definition of what being a friend is.

In somewhat of a mixed blessing, the forming-changing Guaridan moves actually work this time around, not that the context-senstive button mashing holds a candle to anything like God of War, or for a more apt comparison, the Naruto series. And since it offers minimal change to the combat it’s little more than a dynamic costume change that slows down the bout.

You’ll need the patience of Buddist monk to progress through the archaic Quest mode without consistently resorting to a cheap “Ring Out.” Now that we’ve seen the game boiled to its essence with a traditional control scheme, we can proudly say that Legend of the Dragon is easily one of the worst fighting games available on any platform. You could link up with a friend over PSP’s ad-hoc connection for some multiplayer, but that contradicts the very definition of what being a friend is.

More Info

GenreFighting
DescriptionA fairly incompetent fighting game based on a property few people seem to care about. Play at your own risk
PlatformPS2, Wii, PSP
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating12+
Release date18 May 2007 (US), 18 May 2007 (UK)