The Video Game: Skies of Arcadia Legends, (Original: Skies of Arcadia)
System: Gamecube, (Original: Dreamcast)
Release Date: January 2003 (Original: November 2000)
Not too many people are familiar with this title but boy is it a gem.
- The Gist: You are the son of a sky pirate captain and what starts as a rescue mission turns into a full scale adventure around the world.
- Sight and Sound: When Skies of Arcadia was remade for the gamecube, updating the graphics was not much of a priority nevertheless, the visuals are very much appropriate. I’m not saying that they couldn’t use updating only that they don’t hurt the game in anyway. The music fits very well and manages to make the world come alive and inspires your adventurous side to come out.
Why It’s Fun:
Now I don’t want to give away any spoilers but just know the developers of this game went above and beyond what would normally be the limits in other games. It doesn’t make sense now but play it and you’ll see.
Okay… I’ll give you an example.
When you’re playing the game, you’re limited by two bounds but as you go further in. You become able to surpass these and see even more of the world than you ever thought the developers would allow.
Still vague but making this discovery on your own is most satisfying.
Anyway, the game is absolutely wonderful.
Being a sky pirate adventuring around the world, this is the stuff of young people’s dreams.
The dialogue is well-written. The world is huge. There are several things to collect. Lots of people to meet. You even get a chance to design something of your own.
This adventure is linear but you don’t feel stuck on a path. You are free to explore if you so choose.
Trust me, this game is the very definition of fun. I undoubtedly recommend this Skies of Arcadia Legends.