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Legasista coverart.jpg
Japanese box art
Developer(s) System Prisma
Publisher(s) Nippon Ichi Software
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network
Release PlayStation 3
  • JP: 15 March 2012
PlayStation Network
  • JP: 28 June 2012
  • NA: 21 August 2012
  • EU: 22 August 2012
Genre(s) Dungeon crawling, Action role-playing game

Legasista (迷宮塔路 レガシスタ, Meikyuu Touro Legasista) is a PlayStation 3 game published by Nippon Ichi Software. It was released in Japan on disc in March 2012 then in North America and Europe exclusively as a downloadable game through the PlayStation Network in August 2012.[1] It is a dungeon crawling action role-playing game. For the game's North American and European releases, it was not dubbed, spoken dialog remaining in the original Japanese.[2][3]


The game is set in a world where technology is largely forgotten.[4] Alto, the protagonist of the game, enters the Ivy Tower[4] in order to find an ancient weapon capable of breaking a curse on his sister. Although he finds the weapon, it is in the form of a young girl named Melize, and thus Alto must now explore the dungeons inside the tower in order for her to remember how to bring his sister back to normal.[2]


Legasista is a Japanese dungeon crawling role-playing game featuring an art style based on sprites. Players assume a customizable team of three characters.[4] The game features job classes and equipment can be changed to the player's liking when the player reaches a certain level,[3] and the characters' personalities can also be changed, along with how they fight. The game features randomly generated dungeons and thus has long replay value.[4]

The game takes place in dungeons within the Ivy Tower, and are filled with monsters.[5] Players attempt to clear a floor of the dungeon and move on to the next.[3] The monsters normally try to kill the player; the player's weapons to combat them include a sword, a bow and arrow, magic, amongst other weapons and skills. More damage is done if the player hits the monster from behind.[5] There are also traps laid in the dungeons which not only hurt the player but also the enemies themselves.[3]


Legasista has an aggregate score on Metacritic of 68 based on 13 reviews, and aggregate score of 70.74% on Gamerankings based upon 19 reviews. IGN rated the game 6.5/10, saying it is targeted towards gamers who enjoy "grinding" to the detriment of everyone else.[6] GamesRadar gave Legasista 3.5/5, saying that "While seemingly geared towards a niche audience of players that enjoy anime-styled protagonists and fanciful storylines, Legasista provides enough varied elements to create a welcoming experience for anyone to enjoy."[2] JustPushStart reviewed the game, giving a score of 8/10, positively citing that the game is enjoyable to play with "lots of depth", however it looks "boring" and is "repetitive".[5] However, VentureBeat gave the game a negative review, claiming it to be repetitive and boring, and summing it up as an "uninspired mess". The soundtrack, however, was praised.[7] Portuguese website Combo Caster gave it an 8/10, praising the combat and depth.[8]


  1. ^ "Legasista PlayStation 3". IGN. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Saldana, Giancarlo. "Legasista Review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Teague, Cameron. "Legasista Review (PSN)". PlayStationLifeStyle.net. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d Clements, Ryan; Goldfarb, Andrew. "NISA Confirms New JRPGS". IGN. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Gaines, Grant. "Legasista Review". Just Push Start. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Stew Shearer (28 August 2012). "Legasista Review Grind like there's no tomorrow.". IGN. 
  7. ^ Rea, Jasmine Maleficent. "Legasista is an uninspired mess (review)". Venture Beat. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  8. ^ Tiago. "Análise Legasista" (in Portuguese). Combo Caster. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 

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