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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - Sony PSP

by Xseed Games
Sony PSP
Teen
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • After a brief hiatus since its last release in January 2007, this latest The Legend of Heroes title kicks off a new trilogy and brings this innovative RPG series to new heights.
  • Dynamic and Unique Strategic Combat System
  • The Biggest Adventure to Ever Appear on a Handheld System
  • Another highly-acclaimed soundtrack from the renowned music department at development house Falcom, 57 original tracks set the mood for this moving tale.

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  • ASIN: B004BV5O0U
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.5 inches ; 3.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 29, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,466 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is the first of a new trilogy in the established The Legend of Heroes RPG series. A highly detailed 3D world, beautiful original soundtrack, and unique strategic battle system showcase production values a generation beyond the previous iteration. An epic story about preserving the peace against all odds spanning over 50 hours of gameplay, with numerous optional side quests, makes this the biggest adventure ever available on a handheld system.

Legend of Heroes
Highly acclaimed soundtrack
Highly acclaimed soundtrack
Dynamic Combat System
Dynamic Combat System
Innovative RPG
Innovative RPG

Synopsis

In the peaceful town of Rolent of the Liberl Kingdom, a young girl named Estelle and her friend Joshua, who had been taken in by her family years earlier, prepare to take their first steps to join the legendary guild of the Bracers. Bracers are considered the peacekeepers and protectors of order that owe allegiance to no country or government. In Liberl their guild has flourished since a brief war some ten years prior after an invasion from the Erebonian Empire to the north, and their efforts have made peace a lasting prospect.

In the course of their journey to become full-fledged Bracers, Estelle and Joshua begin to see the peace threatened by a dark side of the ruling government that plots to overthrow the Liberl queen, Alicia. Together they travel the world on their quest to become Bracers and slowly unravel the truth behind the mastermind who seeks to bring war back to their borders.


Key Features:

  • The Legend of Heroes Series Returns to PSP in Top Form - After a brief hiatus since its last release in January 2007, this latest The Legend of Heroes title kicks off a new trilogy and brings this innovative RPG series to new heights.
  • Amazing Original Soundtrack - Another highly-acclaimed soundtrack from the renowned music department at development house Falcom, 57 original tracks set the mood for this moving tale.
  • Dynamic and Unique Strategic Combat System - All enemies are visible on the field map with no random battles, and once an enemy is engaged a strategic turn-based
    system including character-based, weapon-based, and item-based special skills, and a customizable magic scheme, reveals an engrossing and deep battle system.
  • The Biggest Adventure to Ever Appear on a Handheld System - A powerful and emotional main story including a large and well-developed cast of characters combine to make an epic tale spanning well over 50 hours of core gameplay.

Product Description

In the peaceful town of Rolent of the Liberl Kingdom, a young girl named Estelle and her friend Joshua, who had been taken in by her family years earlier, prepare to take their first steps to join the legendary guild of the Bracers. Bracers are considered the peacekeepers and protectors of order that owe allegiance to no country or government. In Liberl their guild has flourished since a brief war some 10 years prior after an invasion from the Erebonian Empire to the north, and their efforts have made peace a lasting prospect. In the course of their journey to become full-fledged Bracers, Estelle and Joshua begin to see the peace threatened by a dark side of the ruling government that plots to overthrow the Liberl queen, Alicia. Together they travel the world on their quest to become Bracers and slowly unravel the truth behind the mastermind who seeks to bring war back to their borders. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is the first of a new trilogy in the established The Legend of Heroes RPG series. A highly detailed 3D world, beautiful original soundtrack, and unique strategic battle system showcase production values a generation beyond the previous iteration. An epic story about preserving the peace against all odds spanning over 50 hours of gameplay, with numerous optional side quests, makes this the biggest adventure ever available on a handheld system.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent JRPG April 8, 2011
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Let me start by saying that I am an avid RPG player, in fact it is nearly the only genre of games that I play. By far my favorite sub-genre for RPGs are turn-based ones. Since these are dead on the home consoles, I jump at the ones that still make their way onto the handheld systems.

Enter Xseed's localization of Trails in the Sky, a JRPG developed by Falcom originally for the PC.

The first thing many PSP RPG gamers will ask is: Why would I buy another Legend of Heroes game when the first three sucked so bad?

Well here are three reasons:

1) The game is localized by Xseed, not Namco Bandai. Xseed has done a truly fantastic job of translating this game, something Namco failed miserably at.
2) Xseed did not fool around with the game play, something Namco also did with the original trilogy.
3) This is the first game of a trilogy, and the story contained in this game have absolutely nothing to do with the other three localized by Namco. Namco also released the last trilogy out of order (they obviously didn't care about the games at all...) and Xseed is releasing this trilogy in the proper order ;)

Story (spoiler free):

So lets talk about the game. First and foremost this game is heavily story based, and is not voice acted. If you do not like to read a lot of text for story advancement turn away now. The main purpose that I play RPGs is for their story, and Trails in the Sky delivers. It has been a long time since I have been this hooked on an RPGs story that once I pick the game up I don't put it down until I have too (food or sleep). So far I am a little over 20 hours into the game and just started Chapter 2 (there are 4 chapters plus the prologue). Gameplay is estimated at 50 hours so you'll certainly get your monies worth.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A better LOH game but not a savior March 31, 2011
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Let me immediately say that LOH Trails in the Sky (or TITS as i call it ;) is a good game. If you love JRPGS and turn-based battles, certainly give it a buy. This is a PSP gem worth having. With that said, I still feel as though The Legend of Heroes has a ways to go in its battle against mediocrity. This will be a brief review that I hope to update once i've completely finished the game.

Having played the original LOH games on PSP, I was never able to get more than five or six hours in. They were all generic, stale and seemed to kinda go nowhere and slowly. (at least nowhere exciting.) Sure they are decent laid back "nothing better to do" RPGS but with TITS there was certain hope on the horizon. Promising a deeper story lasting over fifty hours across an interesting world, better characters and a revamped battle system, TITS could easily have been the best RPG on PSP. While the game does for the most part deliver, it doesn't quite meet the expectations that XSEED initially gave me.

STORY
Story is without a doubt (at least to me) the most important part to an RPG. Sure the game lasts fifty hours, but if the story sucks im not going past five. I'm happy to say that TITS doesn't disappoint too much. The initial story involves two main characters as they become newly appointed "Bracers". Bracers uphold the peace in their own respective regions by doing everything that we've done a million times over in every other RPG. (running tedious errands, killing monsters, etc. I'll return to this later.) The two main characters are of course only like sixteen years old, set off on an adventure to become full fledged bracers and because of this the game never gets too mature. BUT it does have some surprises up its sleeve, especially for a LOH game.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best JRPGs to date! March 18, 2012
By Kai
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Eiyuu Densetsu Sora no Kiseki FC (or Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky) is probably one of the best jRPGs in relatively recent years. It's honestly got nothing "new" or "innovative" about it. Battle system is semi strategic turn based with the standard physical, magical (called orbaments), and over limits. Story is almost standard jRPG faire, with main characters going on a journey that ended up being a much bigger deal than when they first started. Music is absolutely lovely and fitting, but I didn't find myself wanting to listen to it outside of the game (there are a few game OSTs that are so absolutely outstanding that even when i heard it without having played the game, haunted me). Graphics are soso for the PSP, in fact it looks like a PS1 game.

In short, there's not one category that it's "outstanding". However, instead of only picking one category to be "fantastic" at, it just does EVERYTHING incredibly well, so that when I finished my 50 hours of gameplay, I left wishing XSEED(who did the localization, and btw it is one of THE best localization I have EVER seen in western released JPRGs, including FF series) would hurry and announce the release of game 2!

If I really have to pick one thing I loved about the game though, it has to be the characters, character interaction, and dialogue. Here XSEED seriously over-excelled themselves. This game is incredibly text heavy, to the point of being obnoxious for anyone who's not a fast reader. However, every single dialogue and character has so much charm to them (with the cutest face portrait!) that I can't help but look forward to every new dialogue and scene just to crack up! XSEED, you don't know how much I adore you right now for having done one of the best localizations ever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This item arrived in good shape!
This item arrived in good shape and in good time. I haven't had the chance to play it yet, but am looking forward to it!
Published 3 months ago by Octoberman
4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good
I'm not deep into the game, but I do all my PSP shopping on the PSP network - its easier than buying UMDs especially as they become scarcer with the Vita as the newest system. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Marcos
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard game, good story
Really good game! Beautiful art, interesting story. I love jrpgs and this one definitely is one of my favorites, Next to Star Ocean and Ys.
Published 6 months ago by Nicolas Constant
2.0 out of 5 stars Where are my party members??
Okay I get it. This game is popular, and story wise I bet it is. I am currently on Chapter 4 and I am sorry but this is the first time I might have not enjoyed a JRPG. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dillon Stenberg
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE JRPG FOR ANY GAMER!
This game is amazing. From the story, the soundtracks, the characters, and almost every detail within the game is beautiful. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Otaku Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing tale of fun and...fun!
Think Grandia. That's all I could imagine when I played it. The stories are nothing alike, just the character's innocence and excitement for their journey. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Marc Marchetti
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for RPG lovers.
I love RPGs and especially ones made for my handhelds. This game is awesome!. It's long, has a great story line and beautiful graphics. Lots to do in this game.
Published 11 months ago by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars A very fun, under appreciated game.
Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky sold little upon its release in the west. Which is a shame, because there is so much this game does well. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jordan A. Zwack
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game!
I am an RPG addict, although I do not have all the time in the world to play them all, this one was great!
Published 14 months ago by Raul C Corona
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely one of the most interesting/fun RPGs around
I'm a half picky/open person when it comes to certain genres. RPGs are no exception. I mostly look for something that is equal in gameplay, story and fun. Read more
Published 15 months ago by AnonymousNJ
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