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  • Summary: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is the first of a new trilogy in the established The Legend of Heroes RPG series
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 6, 2014
    90
    A slow-paced but charismatic RPG with an incredibly well-crafted world and characters.
  2. Aug 5, 2014
    90
    Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is one of the finest JRPGs in the history of the genre, and that still holds true for its Steam debut.
  3. 90
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky isn’t just a wholly brilliant example of the genre done justice – it goes the extra mile in crafting a lengthy game that also maintains its initial entertainment value right through to its end.
  4. Sep 5, 2014
    80
    I didn't love this game with every fiber of my being, but I certainly had a good time throughout, which is more than I can say for some titles.
  5. Dec 13, 2014
    75
    It’s a good game, but you have to remember that it’s a port of a 10-year-old PSP title. [Dec 2014, p.72]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Aug 8, 2014
    10
    This is a J-PRG with less boobs but deep story.
    There's no fancy cut scenes but great conversations.
    As a gamer who can't stand any game
    This is a J-PRG with less boobs but deep story.
    There's no fancy cut scenes but great conversations.
    As a gamer who can't stand any game without voice acting anymore,this game is different.There's something special in this game just oozes me.
    P.S : I don't like Final Fantasy and the only J-RPG i have ever liked is Persona 4 (apart from The Legend Of Heroes, of course)
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  2. Dec 23, 2014
    10
    Simply amazing and beautiful game. Even better than the best Final Fantasies. Simple turn based JRPG with amazing story and amazingSimply amazing and beautiful game. Even better than the best Final Fantasies. Simple turn based JRPG with amazing story and amazing characters. Can't wait for second chapter sequel. Expand
  3. Jul 30, 2014
    10
    If you're looking for an oldschool, turn-based JRPG with a strong story, great writing, and wonderful music, you will love Trails in the Sky.If you're looking for an oldschool, turn-based JRPG with a strong story, great writing, and wonderful music, you will love Trails in the Sky.

    The game was first release for the PC in Japan in 2004; it later received a port to the PSP in 2006 that added some extra features, and the PSP version was released in North American in 2011. This is a release of the original PC version, but XSEED has added all of the new features in the PSP version back into it, so this is the definitive version of the game in North America.

    The story is set in the kingdom of Liberl and follows the adventures of Estelle and Joshua, two novice adventurers who want to become Bracers; essentially mercenaries who also serve as police and protect the people of the kingdom. The story starts off slowly and takes its time to establish the setting and develop characters, but over time it picks up the pace and they become involved in intricate political plots involving mysterious assassins and powerful ancient artifacts. The game ends with a shocking twist that will leave you pining for the sequel, which is scheduled to be out in English at the end of 2014. Don't let the existence of a sequel stop you from getting the game now, though; it's an entirely self-contained story in its own right. The Trails games are famous for the size of their scripts; the word count dwarfs any of their story-heavy contemporaries such as the "Final Fantasy" or "Tales of..." games. Almost every NPC in the game has their own unique dialog that changes after almost everything you do.

    While the story is the star of the show, the game shines in other areas, too. The combat system is a turn-based system that borrows a lot from JRPGs that were typical of the era, but it adds in a tactical, grid-based positioning system, and each character's abilities are fairly diverse and customizeable. The game also has multiple difficulty settings, and if a particular fight is too hard for you, there's a handy option to retry fights that also temporarily lowers the difficulty level. The game's soundtrack is also great; it's exactly what you'd expect from the same developer who created the critically acclaimed Ys series.

    Really the only complaint I could make is that the graphics are a bit dated by modern standards, but hey, it's a ten-year-old Japanese PC game. They still do their job as intended, and you're going to enjoy the game enough that you won't care.
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  4. Jul 31, 2014
    10
    It's sad to see such a good game getting a bad score cause of trolls. Here's my 10 for a GREAT jrpg, we need more of these released on PC.It's sad to see such a good game getting a bad score cause of trolls. Here's my 10 for a GREAT jrpg, we need more of these released on PC. (most of the bugs are already fixed btw) Expand
  5. Jul 31, 2014
    10
    Great old-school RPG. Its story is very refreshing compared to JRPG you see nowadays and has a very interesting battle system as well. OneGreat old-school RPG. Its story is very refreshing compared to JRPG you see nowadays and has a very interesting battle system as well. One could say it's kind of slightly comparable to Grandia to some extend yet has its own customization while still not becoming overcomplicated, it found the right middle to avoid headaches.
    The PC version has been enhanced to make it playable on new systems and has been updated to be able to support most high resolutions both in full screen and windowed screen. The game itself is the first part of a very popular trilogy in Japan that have a lot of continuation. The story is definitely a huge factor in this game, you will feel immersed in it and it is very well written as well. The story itself also go along with several more stories as well, that's how deep it truly is. You don't see those kind of stories in JRPG nowadays.
    The game's musics and song are also of the highest quality, just like most works that have been created by Falcom. From the battle theme to everything else, I must admit I really enjoyed all the musics featured in Trails in the Sky FC.
    All in all, the PC version of Trails in the Sky FC is a must have and has been updated to include everything that was originally included in the PSP version, including things such as the monster book, new game+ and unlockable difficulties. XSEED did a really good work at backporting all those features to the PC version to make it indeniably THE version of the game that is the best all around.
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  6. Jul 31, 2014
    10
    10/10 Best JRPG NA

    Too bad casuals who only play CAWADOOTY are trying to give it a bad score. Great soundtrack, great battle system, great
    10/10 Best JRPG NA

    Too bad casuals who only play CAWADOOTY are trying to give it a bad score. Great soundtrack, great battle system, great storyline.
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  7. Dec 14, 2014
    4
    This game is a great disappointment. I expected something deep like old-style JRPGS I've played (Lufia, Secret of Mana, Terranigma), but thisThis game is a great disappointment. I expected something deep like old-style JRPGS I've played (Lufia, Secret of Mana, Terranigma), but this is just cutsie nonesense. The game does nothing to draw you in at all. Combat is lackluster as can be. It may start to become good once you've played 20 hours or so (who knows), but this one is definitely not one of the entertaining variety. Keep away if you don't like it shallow. Expand

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