Blue Dragon (Xbox 360)

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Description

For the past ten years, mysterious purple clouds have been appearing in the sky, bringing destruction with them. On one fateful day, a creature known as the Land Shark attacked the Talta Village. Three friends - Shu, Kluke, and Jiro - tried to capture it, and found out in the process that the Land Shark was in fact a machine, commanded by an evil person named Nene, who apparently possessed the knowledge of an ancient and powerful technology. The three friends leave the village in search for Nene, determined to stop him at all costs.

Blue Dragon is a traditional turn-based Japanese role-playing game, designed, written and supervised by Hironobu Sakaguchi of Final Fantasy fame. There are no random encounters in the game, and the player can always see the enemies, perform back attacks on them, or run away and avoid the battle. All battles take place at separate screens, and it is not possible to move on the battle field. The main game combat element is that each member of the party has their own shadow monster. Kluke has a blue phoenix, Jiro has a blue minotaur, Shu has a blue dragon, etc. Each of those shadows has a variety of skills, spells and attacks available, and as they level up, additional skills are unlocked.

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Blue Dragon Xbox 360 As you level up, your attacks and abilities will become stronger and stronger, so utilize elements based on who or what you fight against.
Blue Dragon Xbox 360 Magic and special moves require you to charge the strength bar which may seriously increase your attack, but also postpone your turn.
Blue Dragon Xbox 360 Shu using the mow down ability to strike at the entire first row.
Blue Dragon Xbox 360 There are various chests scattered around the world, but those carrying more valuable items are either guarded or harder to locate.

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User Reviews

Great game, but rather easy Scott G (729) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

Xboxdynasty (XD) Sep 16, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
Deeko Sep 08, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gamers.at Sep 10, 2007 87 out of 100 87
XBox Front Aug 31, 2007 82 out of 100 82
GameSpy Aug 17, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Aug 15, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
DarkZero 2007 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 2007 6 out of 10 60
Yiya Sep 20, 2007 9 out of 15 60
AusGamers Sep 21, 2007 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

Akira Toriyama

Akira Toriyama (character designer) provides the voice for the roaming adventurer/merchant, Toripo. Although when they approached him at first, he didn't want to have any part in it. When he saw how hard the developers worked on the game, he changed his mind. He wrote in his own easter egg. After beating the final boss, if you stay outside of the house, Toripo is hiding behind a tree.

Cancelled Nintendo DS version

A DS version was in development and planned for a March 2008 release, but in January 2008 work on the game was delayed indefinitely.

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Stratege (15323) added Blue Dragon (Xbox 360) on Jun 14, 2007