Blue Dragon has a great premise for a RPG. The ability to use a shadow as a means to control magic. Also, the magic that you use also control machines (lost technology. As always, their is a villian in the story who is trying to cause disaster with his ability to control magic and machines for his betterment only. The story and dialogue are quite childish and could use more adult content to make the game more intriguing. i was also quite surprised by the lack of summons in the game and detailed cut scenes associated with the creators of Final Fantasy VII. Would recommended for fans of the creator of Final Fantasy VII and people wanting to play a quality RPG.
I really liked playing through this game. The story wasn't as good as say FF7, however, I feel they did a really good job on keeping the game from getting repeatative. The thing that Japanese style RPG's annoyed me was taking two steps and a random encounter would stop you.. Running around you actually see the random encounters and could run or fight. The spell and class system worked well and the CGI was good. If you are a fan of Final Fantasy type games this one will keep you occupied for a good 40-50 hours.
After beating the game, I had 20 achievement points, which annoyed me... And beating the final boss netted 0 points!!!!! A little crazy.
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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.