Japanese box art
|Publisher(s)||Nippon Ichi Software|
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network|
|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. 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.
The game is set in a world where technology is largely forgotten. Alto, the protagonist of the game, enters the Ivy Tower 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.
Legasista is a Japanese dungeon crawling role-playing game featuring an art style based on sprites. Players assume a customizable team of three characters. The game features job classes and equipment can be changed to the player's liking when the player reaches a certain level, 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.
The game takes place in dungeons within the Ivy Tower, and are filled with monsters. Players attempt to clear a floor of the dungeon and move on to the next. 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. There are also traps laid in the dungeons which not only hurt the player but also the enemies themselves.
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. 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." 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". 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. Portuguese website Combo Caster gave it an 8/10, praising the combat and depth.
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- Saldana, Giancarlo. "Legasista Review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- Teague, Cameron. "Legasista Review (PSN)". PlayStationLifeStyle.net. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- Clements, Ryan; Goldfarb, Andrew. "NISA Confirms New JRPGS". IGN. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- Gaines, Grant. "Legasista Review". Just Push Start. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- Stew Shearer (28 August 2012). "Legasista Review Grind like there's no tomorrow.". IGN.
- Rea, Jasmine Maleficent. "Legasista is an uninspired mess (review)". Venture Beat. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- Tiago. "Análise Legasista" (in Portuguese). Combo Caster. Retrieved 8 January 2013.