Is Blue Dragon Worth Playing?

#1 Edited by mattysen (822 posts) -

I bought it about a year ago, because it was £5 from £20, and I thought "what the fuck". This was also when I bought ten other games of which I have all completed; Lost Odyssey and Eternal Sonata amongst them. But I have a felling I will just waste my time with Blue Dragon. The weird thing is, that I was super pumped about Blue Dragon before it came out -- I loved the art style, Mistwalker looked promising and the demo played well. However after poor reviews saying terrible story, flat characters, cringe-worthy voice acting and most of all being all out generic and unmemorable.  
On top of that, I'm kind of sick of the +3 attitude after finishing Eternal Sonata.  
 
Well what do you think? Should I invest hours into this or plunge it into the "to be sold" bin      

#2 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.
 
If you don't mind old school 16bit RPGs, which Blue Dragon pretty much is, then you will love the game.

#3 Posted by FlamingHobo (4511 posts) -

It's a good game just gets a bit boring if you play too much of it at once.

#4 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -

If you want a classic JRPG that looks pretty you should definitely get it
 
The characters are really goofy but as long as you don't take it too seriously it should be entertaining

#5 Posted by nail1080 (1975 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.  If you don't mind old school 16bit RPGs, which Blue Dragon pretty much is, then you will love the game. "
yeah what he said, only play it if you have a lot of free time on your hands and if you want to play a game which requires very little effort
#6 Posted by thwak (104 posts) -

Dude if you made it through Eternal Sonata I don't see why you wouldn't like Blue Dragon.

#7 Posted by mattysen (822 posts) -
@JJOR64: I do love my 16 bit JRPG style games, alright I'll play it for an hour and see how it is
#8 Posted by KillerRabbit (60 posts) -
@mattysen: So how did it go? Just got it real cheap and wondering whether it's worth it....
#9 Posted by Centimani (550 posts) -

Ive finished Lost Odyssey and I'm currently playing Eternal Sonata with my girlfriend. Although Blue Dragon does fall flat in a lot of areas, I loved the class-based combat enough to stick it out. By the very end of the game it was starting to wear on me, so take that as you will.

#10 Posted by lucas_kelly (769 posts) -

I wanted to like it, but I couldn't get over how childish the game was.

#11 Posted by Miss_Kay_1987 (1 posts) -

I was recommended Blue Dragon, and it took me a while to properly get into in. I'm onto the second disk now and I'm finding it easier to play as a lot more has happened in the story. The voice acting is atrocious, but I put it onto Japanese with English subtitles and I find it more bearable. :)

#12 Posted by audiosnag (1582 posts) -

I tried to get into that game...lord knows i tried.
I had to give up.

#13 Posted by verflucht (6 posts) -

Blue Dragon is one of my favourite 360 games. Like a poster above, I had to change the audio from english to japanese. The kids were bad enough, but Marumaro is the SINGLE worst character in all of gaming. Seriously game-breaking. I wish this game would get a sequel, but I am in a distinct minority of being a huge fan of the game.

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