Legend of Heroes Series

ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
JP VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd - EvolutionFalcomFinal game in the Liberl arc albeit with a different protagonist; plays like the previous games; Evolution version adds new artwork/scenarios
PS3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelFalcomBeginning of another major arc in the Trails series, adds co-op link attacks to combat, structure is based in a school-type environment
PS3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIFalcomTakes place soon after the first game - basically required playing if you liked the first one
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelFalcomTons of QoL changes; includes all DLC, more English dialogue, JP audio, and a turbo mode
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIFalcomTons of QoL changes; includes all DLC, more English dialogue, JP audio, and a turbo mode
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIIFalcomTies together plot threads from the Sky trilogy and Crossbell duology as well as continuing the Cold Steel plot; naturally a long game, combat mostly unchanged from I and II
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IVFalcomAbsolutely requires playing all other Trails games prior to this one; has a very large (and arguably unwieldy) cast of characters, plays like its predecessor
PSPThe Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight WitchMicrovision/FalcomFirst game in the Gagharv trilogy, despite western release order; gameplay is still very traditional, arguably bland, continues the pet system from the previous game
PSPThe Legend of Heroes III: Song of the OceanMicrovision/FalcomLast in the Gagharv trilogy, but chronologically between the other two; still linear but allows for importing of data from the previous two games
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: A Tear of VermillionMicrovision/FalcomSecond game in the Gagharv trilogy, despite western release order; run-of-the-mill turn-based gameplay and an arbitrary pet system
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the SkyFalcomThe 6th Legend of Heroes game/first Trails game, starts an interweaving storyline, combat is turn-based but offers lots of attack options, NPCs react to the story dynamically
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (DL only)FalcomImmediate sequel to the first game, plot-heavy with compelling characters, gameplay similar to the first but adds combination attacks
SwitchThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIIFalcomSee PS4
Turbografx-CDDragon Slayer: The Legend of HeroesFalcomDetailed game for the time, bridges the gap between the Dragon Slayer and LoH series
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (DL only)FalcomSee PSP
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (DL only)FalcomSee PSP
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelFalcomSee PS3
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIFalcomSee PS3
SwitchThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IVFalcomSee PS4