This article is from the Final-Fantasy and other Square Soft Games FAQ, by email@example.com (Nick Zitzmann) with numerous contributions by others.
Vagrant Story is set in a world which resembles mainland Europe during
medieval times. As the story opens, Duke Barbadoa's manor has been
sacked by Mullenkamp, a group of religious fanatics led by Sydney
Losstarot. Meanwhile, Ashley Riot, an elite knight called a
"riskbreaker," enters the ghost town of Lea Monde. During Ashley's
visit, he encounters dark powers like the world had never seen before.
And Sydney seems to be controlling them...
Vagrant Story combines the best features of action, adventure, puzzle,
and role-playing games to provide a gaming experience like no other.
Ashley acquires a variety of weapons which possess strengths and
weaknesses over various elements and character classes. Weapons and
armor can be combined together, and weapons can be attached to a variety
of grips and jewels, allowing players to make their own customized
weapons. There's also an in-depth magic system with four varieties of
The game also has one of the largest storylines in a Square game since
Xenogears, as well as one of the best in-game graphics engines ever seen
in a PlayStation game.