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GF Rating
7.3

5188 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

It's pretty at least

posted by P05TF03TU5 (NEWBURY PARK, CA) Sep 7, 2007

Member since Feb 2005

43 out of 51 gamers (84%) found this review helpful

Don't get me wrong, I like this game. I even bought it off gamefly for rather cheap, but the gameplay is rather unsatisfying for next gen. With all the hype surrounding this title I was really expecting something with more substance. I will admit I love all the cute pixar-like graphics and well paced cutscenes, which occur practically around every corner. The enviroments can be great, but at most times are large and empty, which resembles the combat for the most part. The only saving grace about the combat is the job system. The job system definetly kept me encouraged to keep playing to unlock new abilities.

Pros:
Very nice graphics, great use of depth of field
Some interesting and unique character and enviroment designs
Features a new job system and intuitive customization
Multiple language tracks (play this in japanese)
Plenty of cutscenes (really the best part about this game)
A good 40-50 hour point A to point B RPG without too much level grinding required (took me 48 hours to complete)
Practically everything gives you gold, items, or experience (kinda good, kinda bad)

Cons:
The story isn't new or well structured nor do the characters have any depth
Very traditional turn based fighting, in other words, yawn
Occasional tearing during combat moves
Most special attacks are way too long and deliver nothing special
Most areas are large, empty and uninteresting

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Blue Dragon

posted by soonerjoe (BROKEN ARROW, OK) Dec 7, 2007

Member since Jan 2007

10 out of 12 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

Blue Dragon's idea is great and graphics are awesome. However the game play is somewhat repetitive. It is nothing like a final fantasy in terms of actual battles. You cycle through 3 people hit a button and then watch this repetitive screen shot of you character winning, time and time again. There is not much to your battles and creativity for the battles leaves alot to be desired.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

TOP NOTCH TRADITIONAL RPG

posted by Shadowhog (Leslie, AR) Aug 29, 2007

Member since Aug 2007

31 out of 41 gamers (76%) found this review helpful

I have played ALOT of rpgs starting from ultima and final fantasy one on up to blue dragon and what i found is this is EXACTLY where i hoped the modern turn based role playing game would be like now. There are plenty enough games trying to "reinvent the wheel" so I found this tribute to the traditionl style refreshing. I found the camera a little odd at times but that's my only complaint. I really like the art style and the combat is engaging. I am not terribly deep in the storyline but it is fine at this point. If you hate turn-based rpgs, you'll hate this but if you love them, you owe it to yourself and this dying genre to check it out. Excellent music too, by the way.

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