Background Information
Vagrant Story is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the PlayStation video game console in 2000. The game was released in Japan on February 2000 and shortly later on in the year elsewhere in the world.
The game takes place in the fictional kingdom of Valendia and the ruined city of Lea Monde. The story focuses on Ashley Riot, which is a elite agent known as a Riskbreaker, who has to travel to Leá Monde to investigate the link between a cult leader and a senior Valendian Parliament member, Duke Bardorba. In the prologue, Ashley was blamed for murdering the duke, and the game discloses the events that happened one week before the murder.
Vagrant Story is unique as a console action/adventure role-playing game because it features no shops and no player interaction between other characters; instead, the game focuses on weapon creation and modification, as well as elements of puzzle-solving and strategy.