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. 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.
Oooooooh man. So as someone who openly fantasizes over ‘old-school RPGs,’ Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is an absolute godsend. Before you jump down my throat, yes, I understand iterations of this game have been around since 2004; yes a decade, I get that. What’s important here is that I’ve never played it before now and that’s now on Steam (PC master race). The graphics are mighty dated, even on PC. However, and this is a mighty however, this doesn’t deter me in the least. Hell, I like the ‘old’ look to RPGs. As strange as it sounds, the traditional appearance appeals to me. This isn’t for everyone, but in the case of Trails in the Sky, you don’t have any options so just deal with it. This leads me to the... Read Review