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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.

Screenshots

Blue Dragon Xbox 360 Using water magic to flush away the pests.
Blue Dragon Xbox 360 There's a feast at the king's palace.
Blue Dragon Xbox 360 Shu lives by a simple motto... never give up!
Blue Dragon Xbox 360 All the monsters are visible and how the battle starts will depend on who initiates it and from which side.

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User Reviews

Great game, but rather easy Scott G (730) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

The Press Says

Xboxdynasty (XD) Sep 16, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
Worth Playing Nov 15, 2007 8.2 out of 10 82
XBox Front Aug 31, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Gamigo Sep 11, 2007 8.1 out of 10 81
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Sep 10, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Legendra Dec 22, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 17, 2007 15 out of 20 75
Gamer.nl Aug 28, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamer 2.0 Aug 31, 2007 6.4 out of 10 64
Game Positive Sep 30, 2007 4.9 out of 10 49

Forums

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Hello There 4 Katara (2)
Aug 16, 2007

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 (15341) added Blue Dragon (Xbox 360) on Jun 14, 2007