• Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2001
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 84
    It's great to see a game this well-made come almost completely out of nowhere.
  2. A fine squad-level strategy RPG and one of the last excuses you'll have to spend 30 or 40 hours with your PSone.
  3. A competent title with enough depth, playability, challenge, and originality to hold the interest of the discerning strategy fan.
  4. The graphic details of the game are extremely well done, considering the dated system.
  5. The translation is extremely well done; a thoughtful and compassionate retelling of a fascinating legend. Excellent stuff. [Sept 2001, p.148]
  6. Not as deep, heavy or pretty as the competition, but strangely appealing once the journey starts rolling.
  7. It could have been vastly improved with a bit more graphical polish, and the addition of more exploration and side-quests to break up the monotony of its near-constant combat.
  8. 50
    In this case, though, it’s better to travel with a legend in a book than play as one on the PlayStation.
  9. This game is just tedious and boring. I think it's all caused by the simplicity.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 28, 2013
    6
    This is a solid game worth playing if you are an RPG fan. It's not as good as Final Fantasy Tactics, but it's a nice reimagining of a classicThis is a solid game worth playing if you are an RPG fan. It's not as good as Final Fantasy Tactics, but it's a nice reimagining of a classic Chinese folk tale that should keep any fans of FFTactics satisfied. It's colorful, quirky, and has a decent story/characters. Full Review »
  2. JaredG.
    Oct 22, 2005
    9
    I simply love this game!!