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  • Summary: Awakened Shadow is designed to take full advantage of the Nintendo DS capabilities allowing players to engage in impressive boss battles with up to two friends and earn and trade items via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in multiplayer mode. Players will be able to attack enemies faster than ever before with upgraded weapons and powerful Shadows, which can be switched for tactical advantages. Players will roam a 3D open world environment across several unique “cube” worlds as they take on formidable Otherworld bosses, complete multiple challenges, and recruit over a dozen characters in their own custom adventure. [D3] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. Oct 21, 2010
    Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow is unfortunately another mediocre game for a franchise that doesn'’t seem to be able to live up to its expectations. The lack of a decent AI, the forgettable narrative, and the confusing gameplay, will result in a poor overall experience for both fans and newcomers to the series.
  2. Oct 21, 2010
    While it may not be completely sure whether it wants to be a solid single player experience or a multi affair, what is here is solid. As long as you know what you are getting into before diving in, you won't be disappointed.
  3. Jan 8, 2011
    Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow is a pretty cool action RPG with a long storyline (about 25 hours), challenging boss fights, multiplayer modes, a nice atmosphere and a self-made character.
  4. Oct 21, 2010
    Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow is a well-made 3D action RPG, but unfortunately, it ends up feeling like a poor man's Dragon Quest IX.
  5. 60
    The item fusions are interesting and there are some decent boss fights in the newest Blue Dragon, but the tempo is too sluggish to make it a truly great RPG.
  6. Oct 21, 2010
    Played solo or in multiplayer, Blue Dragon Awakened Shadow is a fair little RPG, rich, nicely paced and quite varied. But it doesn't really own these qualities : they are like a patchwork of ideas from other titles like Dragon Quest IX, Monster Hunter, FF XII or Tales of Vesperia, and even though the formula holds its ground in the end, the "already played" vibe is a serious flaw to its identity, that even Toriyama's designs can't seem to make us forget. Still a decent RPG, but not one that will surprise any regular of the genre.
  7. Oct 21, 2010
    There are a few points of interest here but the greatest accomplishment of this lacklustre role-player is making Dragon Quest IX seem even better by comparison.

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