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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.
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.