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GF Rating
7.3

5198 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Hopefully First of many great Japanese RPG's

posted by Sorbid (Junction City, KS) Dec 8, 2007

Member since Dec 2005

16 out of 17 gamers (94%) found this review helpful

If you're a fan of Japanese RPG's or Japanese animation, Blue Dragon is a great first RPG from the creators of Final Fantasy. The characters and storyline are very unique and interesting. The game was so popular in Japan that they created an anime series which is actually quite good. Some compare the anime to being as good as Dragon Ball Z. There's also some great musical scores. It's obvious that Mistwalker Studios wanted to create an impact with their first RPG foray on the 360.

I especially liked the easy menu system, and the ability to save anywhere on the outside overhead map area. Also, being able to warp anywhere to another warp device is awesome. No tedious running for hours. However, there tends to be some slow down in frames-per-second (FPS) in some battles and areas where there are multiple enemies on the screen at once. It can be quite frustrating at times when you're trying to use your charge meter correctly. One moment it's very slow which makes it easy to hit the "sweet spot". Then the next time you go to use it the FPS is back to normal and the charge meter will zoom right to the end.

Overall this game is well worth getting into for any RPG or Japanimation fan. It will provide hours and hours of fun, and it's few shortcomings are easily overlooked.

Pros:
- Great graphics
- Extremely deep game (easily over 100 hours if you tried to do everything and max all levels)
- Non-Linear
- Tons of side-quests
- Lovable characters
- English voice acting is surprisingly good

Cons:
- Annoyingly low FPS in some areas
- Not very challenging (however there is a free download called "New Game +" that gives a better challenge)
- Same monster, different name syndrome. Lots of similar looking monsters that just get a new name and progressively harder as you go along.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

YES

posted by havochaos (BOONE, NC) Apr 9, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is awesome, turn-based battling, anime styled graphics, lots of searching but its easy not to miss stuff, EPIC BOSS BATTLE MUSIC!, i could not stop laughing at the boss battle music, great game, play it for at least 30 minutes to see what the game is all about before you mail it back because if you play it for about 30 minutes it will turn into hours, that's what happened to me when i played it, time flies with this one, WARNING, VERY ADDICTIVE, rent it, buy it, you can't go wrong

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GF Rating
5

Fair

An Entertaining Story, but Gameplay is boring

posted by Malkex (EAST PEORIA, IL) Dec 20, 2007

Member since Sep 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I really wanted to finish this game because the story was interesting to me. I liked the shadow powers idea, but the classes were boring and uninventive. Ultimately I never found anything to challenge me and engage my interest other than finding out what happened next in the story, and that wasn't enough in the end. I dropped this game in the mail without finishing the second disc after I fought severaly bosses in a row that didn't last more than a round against my party. I miss the ff7 type of gameplay where it didn't seem to matter how much you buffed up your party, the bosses were almost always a challenge and you felt like you had accomplished something.

That, in the end, is what this game lacked. A sense of accomplishment. I was just going through the paces. If you like boredom, get this game. 5 points

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