"Long forgotten...are the days before the land was cloven by Gagharv...
When the three worlds existed as one...
The crack in the earth is the scar of our sins...
How long have we been living in guilt?"
Gagharv Trilogy is a trilogy of Eastern RPG
made by Falcom
. The trilogy established a new sub-series, Legend of Heroes
, by discarding the Dragon Slayer
brand its predecessors have. The first game was released in 1988 for PC-88
The trilogy is rather infamous for its Bad Export for You
, which was nearly killed the chances of localization for Trails In The Sky
Page is still in progress.
The trilogy as a whole contains examples of:
- Adults Are Useless: Averted. In fact, the trilogy established a tradition of the Legend of Heroes series that adults are never useless.
- Back for the Finale: Another of series' traditions is that every single playable characters the party have met will be back for helping the final party members in some ways.
- Badass: Michel de Lap Heaven. His badassery even transcend boundaries of dimensions in Alternative Saga!
- Badass Grandpa: Every games has at least one. Playable characters-wise, we have Durzel for Moonlight, Gawaine for Vermillion, and Macbain for Ocean.
- Took a Level in Badass: Michel was rather impressive during Vermillion. In Ocean, however, he is almost omnipotent.
- Thomas is a strange example, mostly due to the anachronic nature of the games. In Moonlight, he only knows some basic spells, although it's justified by his age. In Vermillion, he is downgraded to a mere NPC, which is also justified by the timeline. By the time of Ocean, he takes a major level of badassery, to the point of becoming one of the final party members.
- "Blind Idiot" Translation: The most common complaint about the PSP remakes localization.
- Darker and Edgier: Vermillion is this to the other two games.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: The trilogy established the books-collecting hidden sidequests which later is going to be rather crucial in the successing series.
- The PSP remakes added History entries, which can be filled by going through the story and talking to NPC at the right time.
- In addition to that, the PSP remake of Ocean has Sonomemories, Orbs, and Tuning Fork-exclusive characters.
- Theme Naming: Colors, at least for the Japanese titles.
- Odd Name Out: ...except Ocean. Though one can argue that "Ocean" refers to ocean blue.
- Time Skip: 7 years from Vermillion to Ocean. Then 49 years from Ocean to Moonlight.