Legend of Heroes Interview
Production Manager Brian Glazebrook sits down with Modojo and talks RPG, PSP style.
Bandai's handheld role-playing adventure The Legend of Heroes has finally arrived on shelves. While we toil away on the game preparing for its review, we had a chance to talk to production manager Brian Glazebrook about the game.
Modojo: How long has Legend of Heroes been in production?
Brian: The project (in total) has been in production for about 11 months in the US.
Modojo: Tell us a little bit about the battle system and how it works so well in this game.
Brian: The battle system is a turn-based system that most people (RPG fans in particular) are used to. The player will be able to use his/her melee weapon, items and/or spells during battle. The main reason that we went with the traditional battle system is that we wanted to refrain from having the player go through a learning curve when instead they can start enjoying the game right away.
Modojo: Was it difficult trying to produce a role-playing effort for the PSP?
Brian: Not necessarily, since we did not try to introduce a new play mechanic, but instead concentrated our efforts on the storyline to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.
Modojo: Does the game offer any sort of multiplayer support?
Brian: No this game is a single player game.
Modojo: How long would you say the quest lasts in Legend of Heroes?
Brian: From start to finish, the game will last approximately 50 hours.
Modojo: Are there any particular favorite characters or weapons of yours in the game?
Brian: My favorite character in the game would have to be Gawaine. His melee attacks combined with his ability to heal make him a powerful character. Without giving too much away, my favorite weapon is a weapon that has the power of a god in it. You will have to play the game in order to find out what it is.
Modojo: If the game's a success, do you have any plans for a sequel, or does the team have something different in mind?
Brian: We definitely would like to do the next chapter of The Legend of Heroes, but we will have to wait and see how the public reacts to this game first.
Modojo: Thanks, Brian!
The Legend of Heroes is on store shelves now.