Blue Dragon Plus DS

User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
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  1. May 16, 2013
    10
    Awsome, fun, pretty long and game is just what you need. This is my personal favourite DS GAME!!
    I JUST LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it, love it, love it, love it!!!!
  2. JesseS
    Dec 14, 2009
    5
    Really loved the original Blue Dragon and the Mistwalker company, but it pains me to play Blue Dragon Plus. You won't find the same fluid storytelling, great character depth, or fun battle specs. Instead, you get a "real-time 'strategy' rpg" that isn't strategic at all- no more complex than auto-battle with occasional whack-a-mole contributions. The very unimpressive Really loved the original Blue Dragon and the Mistwalker company, but it pains me to play Blue Dragon Plus. You won't find the same fluid storytelling, great character depth, or fun battle specs. Instead, you get a "real-time 'strategy' rpg" that isn't strategic at all- no more complex than auto-battle with occasional whack-a-mole contributions. The very unimpressive AI decides more about your units' behavior than your commands do, whether it's attacking, moving, or even trying to stand still. You'll quickly find there's simply no environment on which to employ strategy. Outside of battle, each character has several stats and equipment, but as complex as it looks, none of it matters more than how the AI dictates your units on the field. The game has some nice graphics, but a disappointing lack of new music- nearly an entire port of the original Blue Dragon soundtrack, which sometimes is placed strangely throughout the game. Sadly, it's best to pretend this title, perhaps even this flavor of the genre, never happened Expand
  3. WallidK
    Mar 30, 2009
    5
    UGH. I hate it when a developer takes a really good concept like Blue Dragon, gives it really high production values, and then just kills it (I'm looking at you, Sonic.). Anyway, this is the sequel to a really good Xbox 360 game that's story is good, but if you didn't play the first game, you'll be totally lost. Why didn't Ignition just make another just like it? UGH. I hate it when a developer takes a really good concept like Blue Dragon, gives it really high production values, and then just kills it (I'm looking at you, Sonic.). Anyway, this is the sequel to a really good Xbox 360 game that's story is good, but if you didn't play the first game, you'll be totally lost. Why didn't Ignition just make another just like it? Anyway, this is an RTS, so i'll grade it like that. The game constantly becomes a muddled mess with no control on each individual character, the story is boring and uninteresting much unlike the original, and aiming certain attacks is a pain in the butt. There may be some CG sequences that are pretty, but when to shine a turd, all you get is a shiny piece of poop, which pretty much is Blue Dragon Plus. Collapse

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#55 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 46
  2. Negative: 2 out of 46
  1. Blue Dragon fans will probably be willing to put up with the game's failings, simply because it's more Blue Dragon. Everyone else, avoid.
  2. Blue Dragon Plus is a game with good ideas but its poorly realized. A better interface and an improved game system could value many other good features present in the game. A good technical compartment and a fair story, made this game a good choice for younger players.
  3. On the whole only the story and the familiar characters will motivate you to play the game. If you are familiar with the Blue Dragon story, this title is entertaining.