Blue Dragon Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Famed game producer Hironobu Sakaguchi of Mistwalker and developer Artoon present 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 andFamed game producer Hironobu Sakaguchi of Mistwalker and developer Artoon present 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. 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 and engrossing environments: Shu and his companions battle their way through an immense world filled with vividly illustrated remnants of ancient civilizations long forgotten. [Microsoft] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. 95
    Blue Dragon might not be sheer perfection, but it still delivers a truly exemplary console RPG experience by thoughtfully executing and expanding on longtime genre traditions.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    90
    Enormous, intelligent, wily - a true dragon. [Sept 2007, p.98]
  3. Blue Dragon's light-hearted charm and role-playing goodness fills a lacking aspect of the Xbox 360's lineup. [JPN Import]
  4. When it comes to battling, the possibilities of engaging in combat provide an interesting dynamic.
  5. Hardcore Gamer
    75
    In an era where games are getting even-shorter, Blue Dragon is a staggeringly 16-bit, grind-happy title. [Oct 2007, p.53]
  6. 70
    While it certainly isn’t perfect, great features like an excellent story and quite a strategic battle system make it hard to put the game down at times, and will appeal to RPG fans.
  7. A very poor introduction to the genre for Xbox owners. It's by no means terrible; but without borrowing Sakaguchi's rose-tinted glasses, it's not much fun either.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 43
  2. Negative: 6 out of 43
  1. RobertD.
    Mar 6, 2008
    10
    If you like rpg than you will love this. No question.
  2. DavidJ.
    Aug 29, 2007
    10
    I don't even usually play JRPGS, but this one is refreshingly simple and enjoyable. If you think complicated stories with political I don't even usually play JRPGS, but this one is refreshingly simple and enjoyable. If you think complicated stories with political intrigue and angst are the only good stories, then leave it be, but if you can enjoy a tale about a few everyday kids fighting a great evil that harkens back to why Star Wars is so narratively satisfying, then sign yourself up right now Expand
  3. Mar 10, 2011
    10
    My Favorite RPG, user friendly controls, great graphics and storyline make this game fun to play.....I'm even playing it a second time throughMy Favorite RPG, user friendly controls, great graphics and storyline make this game fun to play.....I'm even playing it a second time through waiting on the 2nd one to come out. Would recommend this to everyone and anyone that like chill RPG games!!! Expand
  4. RichH.
    Feb 7, 2008
    8
    The problem with this game, and all JRPGS is that they can never quite match the sheer joy of the PSX Squaresoft Era. The only mistakes they The problem with this game, and all JRPGS is that they can never quite match the sheer joy of the PSX Squaresoft Era. The only mistakes they made were Chocobo Racing and that there fighting game - everything else being either brilliant or fun. The FEEL of Final Fantasies of this time period was magical, the lack of vocal interpretation of the characters allowing the player to actually engage with the stories within their own imagination. the games were longer, the world maps allowed you to actually explore and the turn based game play was so well perfected that trying to improve on it seemed a waste of time that could be spent on storyline. Expand
  5. Mal
    Mar 8, 2009
    8
    No idea where the bad reviews and hatred come from, this is a great RPG. It's heavy on the grind at times, and the 'searchNo idea where the bad reviews and hatred come from, this is a great RPG. It's heavy on the grind at times, and the 'search everything' parts are tedious, but the battle system is great and the story is fine. Don't listen to the haters, this is a must buy for RPG fans who own a 360. Expand
  6. Jan 17, 2016
    7
    Blue Dragon came to supply the lack of good JRPG in Xbox 360 and fully this purpose. But, afterall, it's not a really excellent game. TheBlue Dragon came to supply the lack of good JRPG in Xbox 360 and fully this purpose. But, afterall, it's not a really excellent game. The history is just "okay". There is none great surprises till the very end of the game, but when you are there, the game ends abruptly. This happened because the developers had planned sequels, so the good things was left to the next one. This is very disapointing. The battle system is good, and very funny too, as the character development. They have charisma and its enough to a reasoable game. Worthy to play, but dont wait so much. Expand
  7. Apr 11, 2017
    0
    Oh une exclusivité Xbox 360... ça doit être *bien*... et sur 3 DVD ! et intégralement en français, avec même les voix des chiards en bas âge.Oh une exclusivité Xbox 360... ça doit être *bien*... et sur 3 DVD ! et intégralement en français, avec même les voix des chiards en bas âge. Car les chiards sont les héros de cette japoniaiserie, eh ouais mon gars, quand c'est pas des ados idiots, c'est des moutards les héros !

    La musique est au diapason bien neuneu comme il se doit. La présentation, les graphismes, les dialogues (si on peut appeler "ça" des dialogues), tout est exactement comme dans Final Fientasy VII mais en "hacheday" ouais ouais ouais. Attention cependant, à l'inverse de FF, on a de vrais combats au tour par tour. Mais c'est génial !

    Premier combat : à l'attaque d'un serpent fécal ! (sic !). Prouuuuut. Hihihi. Et pourtant attention, c'est marqué 12+ sur la boî-boîte. Les coups d'épée en plastique, ça peut faire mal, même que c'est choquant des fois. Hihihi. Tout de même, c'est pas sympa d'avoir piqué à Nintendo son exclu Gamecube, non, non, non, pas sympa du tout Microsoft.
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