Is It Worth $20?

#1 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

I noticed that it's only $20 now and I remember hearing that is was decent, not great, but decent. So I was just wondering if it's worth the $20 price tag...and just to let people know, I am not the biggest RPG fan, but I enjoy the occasional RPG. I love the SMT series and enjoy the DQ series as well...

#2 Posted by DualReaver (3882 posts) -

Never really played it myself, but it seems to be somewhat of a sleeper hit with the J-RPG crowd.

#3 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -
DualReaver said:
"Never really played it myself, but it seems to be somewhat of a sleeper hit with the J-RPG crowd."
Well my one friend reviewed it and bashed the hell out of it...but gave it a B lol
#4 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

It's ok.  Not great.  The achievements are horrible.

#5 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -
zyn said:
"It's ok.  Not great.  The achievements are horrible."
Well I'm not really concerned about the achievements, but if the game is good or not. I don't buy games for achievement points.
#6 Posted by pause422 (6246 posts) -

I don't think its worth 20$ to be honest...I think SMT P3 makes any JRPG that came out in the last few years honestly look like shit, but thats just my opinion. Still not a fan of this at all.

#7 Edited by ZimpanX (420 posts) -

Yes it's worth 20 dollars, you can find my review here

Third one

I like Lost Odyssey slightly more though because of it's story and characters even though the gameplay is more traditonal.

#8 Posted by ZimpanX (420 posts) -
zyn said:
The achievements are horrible."
Yeah that is true though.
#9 Posted by Kaido (249 posts) -

With the re-play value you get, defo!

#11 Posted by Jigen (189 posts) -

Yes, very much so I'd say.

General note for Blue Dragon, the first 8 hours are pretty slow / boring but the game gets better and better the more you play.

#12 Posted by Keano (466 posts) -


#13 Posted by jNerd (2008 posts) -

For $20 there's no way you can go wrong with the 360 Chrono Trigger.

#14 Edited by SenatorSpacer (432 posts) -

I rented it a while ago, played it for about 5 hours and declared that it sucked. Might give it another go though, not sure.

#15 Posted by thewizardsbaker (16 posts) -
#16 Edited by Stunt (187 posts) -
So purty.
It's worth the $20. Blue Dragon is not as bad as everybody says it is. It's actually a pretty fun play-through and the visuals are just a beauty to look at.
#17 Posted by Kombat (2205 posts) -

I just can't...stand...the childishness of the plot.  But yeah, it's definitely worth $20.

#18 Posted by Guerrilla_Mason (485 posts) -

I paid 'full price' for it when it came out (I worked retail at the time), and I didn't regret this.  I thought the game was really fun, the combat wasn't too bad, and the story wasn't the worst I've ever seen (high praise, I know). 

#19 Posted by Zajtalan (1163 posts) -

except for that annoying ass voice thing

#20 Posted by Plasma (931 posts) -

ha ha I have one achivement, "get a back attack"
I traded it in on the impulse of "ERR childish graphics on MY next gen console!? *insert Gears of War*

... maybe I was too quick to judge

#21 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

I paid $35 Au ($27 US) and haven't played it a lot because I got sucked into Eternal Sonata.  If you like JRPG, then it is a no-brainer.  It is worth more than $20.  

#22 Posted by SoulEdgeSlayer (534 posts) -

I paid $10 for it, and it is fun.  I temporarily stopped playing it when school started getting too hectic. 

It is pretty standard JRPG fare.  If you played the Dragon Quest game on the PS2, then you have a pretty good idea about how this game plays.  However, if you ask me, Blue Dragon is much better.

Also, for those of you who have played it, does anyone actually like the boss music?  It is terrible!

#23 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12122 posts) -

You all realize that this topic was posted 8 months ago, right? By now the TC has certainly made up his mind on whether or not to purchase Blue Dragon.   

Necroposting aside, If anyone who is reading this topic with any question regarding Blue Dragon being worth $20, my answer is "it depends". Certainly not original or innovative as far as the low standards of J-RPGs go, Blue Dragon also suffers from having obnoxious characters and boilerplate story. Nonetheless, there isn't anything wrong with it. If you are way into the genre, you really don't care about innovation anyways, and $20 isn't a bad price for a 60+ hour game. Nonetheless, as a member of the Giant Bomb community, I am required to say "Just get Persona"/

#24 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4779 posts) -

yes arbitrary but that doesn't mean others cant find benefit from it.

#25 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12122 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker: That's why I answered the topic and didn't just chastise you all for Necroposting.
#26 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

I thought it was too easy, but the class system is pretty great.

#27 Posted by BBQBram (2294 posts) -

It's kind of cookie-cutter and exactly what you would expect, but then again it is solid, espescially if you have a soft spot for Akira Toriyama's artstyle. Uematsu's score is fantastic as well (some of it at least). Like typical JRPG's? Then yes. Need something more? Not for you.

#28 Edited by Milkman (17326 posts) -

It's alright. It wouldn't be a terrible purchase for 20 bucks.

EDIT: The thread is fucking 9 months old...Why would you bump this?

#29 Posted by Babble (1270 posts) -

Since this is already bumped I might  as well point out that you can buy this on Amazon for $7.34 right now.

#30 Posted by Blair (2531 posts) -
@jNerd said:
" For $20 there's no way you can go wrong with the 360 Chrono Trigger. "
Not even close to an appropriate comparison.  They're in a different universe.  Although 20 bones is a fair deal.
#31 Posted by Skanes (107 posts) -

I got it for $10 CAD. Noooot really worth it.

#32 Posted by Bertmasta (173 posts) -

In the Uk i can now get this for about £7, which is like $12 or something, surely you could find it cheaper than $20?
#33 Posted by xyzygy (10078 posts) -

It's a very lighthearted game and the combat is extremely fun. I got the game for 10 bucks and it was definitely worth it.

#34 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2866 posts) -
@Miasma: @Bertmasta: @xyzygy: Whaaaaaaat!? 
This thread is 1 year (and?) 7 months old! I think he made up his mind by now!
#35 Posted by xyzygy (10078 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry: Lol. Didn't even notice! :P He probably got it and beat it.
#36 Posted by Lawrens (688 posts) -

If anyone plan to play this game, remember there's a free hard mode available for download as DLC, if you don't want suffer a borefest.

#37 Posted by Skanes (107 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" @Miasma: @Bertmasta: @xyzygy: Whaaaaaaat!?  This thread is 1 year (and?) 7 months old! I think he made up his mind by now! "
Haha I didn't notice that at all.
#38 Posted by JerkFace (119 posts) -

My thoughts?  Blue Dragon is pretty bottom shelf JRPG fare.  It's pacing is horrendous, the voice acting makes me want to harm myself and others, and the story isn't great either.  The art style and graphics are nice enough to look at.  Really bad achievements as well.  
If you're looking for good JRPG's on the 360, pick up Tales of Vesperia if you haven't played it.  It's got a really great charm to it, excellent voice acting, good looking art, and a cool story.  Can't recommend that game enough, and it's only ten or fifteen bucks more than Blue Dragon.

#39 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -

Blue Dragon is one of my favorite Jrpgs this gen. Something about it reminds me of old jrpgs
Anyway, yeah i definitely think its worth it. You can't go wrong at $20

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