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Blue Dragon (Xbox 360)

Blue Dragon (Xbox 360)
alaScore 83

180 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the gameplay and value for money are generally positive. The design and graphics also get good views.

story, graphics, design, value for money, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Blue Dragon (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 180 reviews)

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Blue Dragon (Xbox 360)

 

Blue Dragon is not a game that is going to elicit a strong reaction from you. It's not terrible, or particularly great or memorable, so the most remarkable thing about it is how unremarkable it is. It's big: three DVDs big, thanks to loads of cutscenes...

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Blue Dragon

 

Hironobu Sakaguchi, Akira Toriyama, Nobuo Uematsu the last project that these three men created was one of if not the best RPG experience that you can get on the SNES....

Great Story ; Beautiful Graphics

Iron eating Tigers…play the game you will understand ; Released to close to Halo 3

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Blue Dragon

 

Hironobu Sakaguchi, the father of the famous Final Fantasy series, went on to create his own game studio, Mistwalker, in 2004. This was big news, and when Mistwalker finally announced its first game - Blue Dragon - you could imagine that it was even...

Unfortunately, it's less than the sum of its parts. Even if you enjoy the combat, the childish experience makes it hard to stomach for long amounts of time. If you can handle this, then you'll like Blue Dragon; but, it's definitely not for everyone.

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Blue Dragon

 

Blue Dragon was one of the few anticipated JRPG's to come out on the Xbox 360 last year, and the reason was simple: It was developed by the creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi. Sakaguchi's new company, Mistwalker, was formed to help Microsoft...

In the end, Blue Dragon was a fun, albeit conventional, JRPG for the 360. The gameplay stuck out for me as the strong point, with the plot being the weakest. JRPG fans who just want to have some fun stomping on baddies will probably end up enjoying...

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Blue Dragon (Xbox 360)

 

There are a million reasons to take a pass on Blue Dragon. Nobody's blaming you for being sick of turn-based combat. Or maybe you just can't stand Akira Toriyama's character design. Perhaps you just don't have the time for an epic-length role-playing...

Sadly, the game's localization may be its Achilles? heel. The English voice actors are typical anime talent -- and the script they've been given doesn't inspire them to rise above their station. The stilted, humorless translation is a little more...

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Blue Dragon

 

One of Microsoft's latest efforts at an irresistible Xbox 360 exclusive is Blue Dragon. Yes, Blue Dragon is not part of the Final Fantasy series, nor is it published by SquareEnix. Blue Dragon, developed by Mistwalker Studios and published by...

Charming, cute characters who nevertheless embark on an ultimately significant and deeply affecting storyline ; Fun revitalization of the basic, turn-based battle system ; Long, deep story that isn’t over in 30 hours or less

Some of the gameplay mechanics may feel a bit old school to fans of next-gen RPG hits like Oblivion and Mass Effect ; Graphics are sharp for what they are, but don’t scream “next gen” the way other top Xbox 360 titles do

Blue Dragon is an exciting adventure and the beginning of what looks to be a charming new IP for Mistwalker and Microsoft! A sequel is already in the works, so hop on now!

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Blue Dragon

 

Old school game on new school system.

I absolutely love the art style of the game. Character art comes from the famous manga artist, Akira Toriyama. While not exactly cell shaded, the game does have a distinctive cartoon look to it. The animation is incredible, and the fight sequences,...

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Blue Dragon Review

 

Not everyone is going to have the kind of stamina this game requires.

There's more than enough story, combat, and customization to keep you Blue Dragon for a long, long time; the game stretches out over three discs, an impressive enough feat back in the days of the PlayStation, but truly staggering on the 360. Not...

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Blue Dragon - Xbox 360

 

Better Late Than Never!

omg this game came out two months ago

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Blue Dragon

 

When little expense is spared to convince you no expense has been spared.

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Product Specifications

Famed game producer Hironobu Sakaguchi of Mistwalker and developer Artoon present the highly anticipated Xbox 360 exclusive Blue Dragon. Featuring the character design of Akira Toriyama of Dragon Ball Z and music by Nobuo Uematsu of Final Fantasy, Blue Dragon is an epic role-playing game that centers on a young boy named Shu and several of his friends. These unlikely heroes possess the power to control phantom shadows that mirror the actions of their masters, giving Shu and his comrades miraculous strength and magical powers. The warriors can create and develop their combat styles by utilizing different types of Shadow Change, including Sword, Assassin, and Power Magic. Shu and his friends must use the shadows as weapons and wield their skills to save their world from impending doom. Encountering various people on a planet where numerous ancient ruins remain, the characters and their shadows travel through a world full of mysteries and illusions, where the slightest touch can cause reactions of unparalleled magnitude.

Game

Context:Fantasy
Elements:Role playing game (RPG) - console-style RPG
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
PEGI Rating:12+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren gem

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Country Kits:Latin America
Localization:Spanish
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Blue Dragon

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Distribution Media:DVD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:Microsoft Xbox 360
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - role playing game (RPG)

Software Family

Microsoft Family:Games