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Blue Dragon

Role-Playing video game by Microsoft for the Xbox 360

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A Quick Tip by Zero_Destiny

  • Mar 18, 2011
Blue Dragon was Mistwalker's first big step out into the gaming industry. The game was at it's core a fun throw-back to earlier RPG's. It played like many RPG's of the past and really had an Dragon Quest feel. The series has a lot of charm and should be fun to anyone who likes these kinds of games. In all honestly Blue Dragon was pretty much Hironobu Sakaguchi doing Dragon Quest though. But personally that's a really good thing for me. I feel that this idea was lost on some westerners though who felt that Blue Dragon was trying to be Final fantasy while it wasn't. Blue Dragon is a fun and well made game and shouldn't disappoint RPG's fan out there who enjoy complex games with a lot of charm.
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March 18, 2011
It's kind of hard NOT to have that Dragon Quest feel when you've got Akira Toriyama's wonderful artwork. If I had a 360 I would've picked this up long ago, looks like a lot of fun.
March 18, 2011
True that. :) Akria Toriyama has done art for a lot of games though. I really meant the game gives you the Dragon Quest feel on all levels. The the plot feels like a Dragon Quest plot, the atmosphere on a whole is very Dragon Quest like, and the gameplay while having some unique quirks to it like summoning your shadows to do most of the fighting still felt very Dragon Quest to me.
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review by . October 16, 2007
posted in The Gaming Hub
Pros: Excellent battle system, engaging story, many hours of gameplay, fairly unique     Cons: minor camera issues, some irritating voice overs     The Bottom Line: Blue Dragon is an exceptional entry for the Xbox 360 into the hardcore Japanese RPG arena.      It’s no secret that The Xbox has had a few challenges breaking into the Japanese market. So with the help of the original creator of Final Fantasy and the character designer behind …
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Famed game producer Hironobu Sakaguchi of Mistwalker and developer Artoon present the highly anticipated Xbox 360™ exclusive Blue Dragon. Featuring the character design of Akira Toriyama of Dragon Ball Z and music by Nobuo Uematsu of Final Fantasy, Blue Dragon is an epic role-playing game that centers on a young boy named Shu and several of his friends.

These unlikely heroes possess the power to control phantom shadows that mirror the actions of their masters, giving Shu and his comrades miraculous strength and magical powers.

The warriors can create and develop their combat styles by utilizing different types of Shadow Change, including Sword, Assassin, and Power Magic. Shu and his friends must use the shadows as weapons and wield their skills to save their world from impending doom.

Encountering various people on a planet where numerous ancient ruins remain, the characters and their shadows travel through a world full of mysteries and illusions, where the slightest touch can cause reactions of unparalleled magnitude.

Key Features:

  • Innovative RPG gameplay features: As their quest progresses, warriors can create original attack methods by utilizing several types of Shadow Change, including Sword, Assassin, and Power Magic. You can choose to focus the hero on certain areas of expertise. Shadows level up and gain new abilities associated with the job they are currently doing. Once gained, abilities are not lost and remain available to use when needed.
  • Massive scope...
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ESRB: T - (Teen)
Number of Players: 1
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Mistwalker
Console: Xbox360, Xbox 360
Genre: RPG
Release Date: June, 2006
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