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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.
- ブルードラゴン - Japanese spelling
Credits (Xbox 360 version)
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|Patriarch of Paches Town|
|Village Chief Of Lago Village|
|Devour Village - Old Woman|
|Ulaso Village - Old Woman|
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Average score: 76% (based on 47 ratings)
Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 23 ratings with 1 reviews)
The names Hironobu Sakaghchi, Akira Toriyama and Nobuo Uematsu can tell a lot of experienced RPG players what they are going to be going through. You can tell their hands were involved in this game.
The music never got boring, well....except the battle music (as with any traditional RPG).
The anime certainly has the Toriyama fell to it. Although the game is mostly using bright colours, it still fits the bill as a Toriyama game. If you are into Toriyama's work, this doesnt disappoint.
The battle program is easy to get used to, some games you really have to take your time to find everything out, this was rather straight forward.
As an experienced RPG, I am rather critical at how easy the game is compared to the many others I have played. I expected this game to be harder.
The story itself was rather cheesy. Although it was rather funny at times, it didnt fit the bill. It could have been a bit more complex. Although the story has Sakaguchi's touch, it still could have been better developed.
Marumaro was rather annoying at times, its his voice. Although it is his character, I didnt like it too much.
The Bottom Line
Well worth the money, even if you have to put up with its rather simplistic storyline, and Marumaro's annoying voice. The game is certainly the way to paving the Xbox 360's mark into Japan. As for the rest of the world, Im not sure if everyone else has the same taste for RPGs as I do.
Xbox 360 · by Scott G (765) · 2007
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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Related Sites +
Developer Interview (March 26, 2007)
CVG interviews the creator of Final Fantasy, <moby developer="Hironobu Sakaguchi">Hironobu Sakaguchi</moby>, about Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey
Wikipedia: Blue Dragon
article in the open encyclopedia about the game
X360A achievement guide
X360A's achievement guide for Blue Dragon.
- MobyGames ID: 28617
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Game added June 17th, 2007. Last modified August 18th, 2023.