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
posted by soonerjoe (BROKEN ARROW, OK) Dec 7, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
gamers (85%) 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.
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
This game was solid however the age demographic was a bit low for any serious player. I bashed through this title solely out of morbid curiosity thinking that it may get better than mediocre, it didn't. The general plot of the story was good, you could definitely tell the two major creative influences at work here. DragonballZ and Final Fantasy. Despite the path of the story i never felt connected to the characters though, or felt a real need to be driving forward with the story. The combat system was extremely familiar which was a benefit to this particular title which didn't seem to bring anything original to the genre. A conventional element system brought familiar tactical situations to the game, which sorry to say was never a challenge. Sound was acceptable, with the exception of the boss music, which is by far the worst music i've ever heard but into a video game. With the kind of budget they are working with there was no excuse for boss music like that, they could have picked a free midi off the net and had more luck. Overall graphics were pleasant, a bit underdone for the system i thought. Smoothing out a simple model doesn't make it a great HD-character necessarily, but its cheap. Can't wait for their next title. Now having finished the title i would not recommend spending the time necessary to complete it, nor wasting time with the ridiculous achievements. Final Thought- If i could do it over again, I wouldn't.