Blue Dragon Reviews

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  1. scooby_dooby

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    I thought I'd start a new thread for this since the last BD one got locked,

    Famitsu Japan reviewed it and it got 10/9/9/9

    Summary stolen from gaf:
    Lots more info here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=130965&page=1
     
  2. Shark Sandwich

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    Awesome. I still have hope that Mistwalker will be the next Squaresoft.
     
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    Is that Famitsu Xbox or the normal Famitsu?

    Famitsu Xbox has a tendency to rate 360 games higher than normal Famitsu (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). A 10/9/9/9 from Famitsu would mean a lot more than from Famitsu Xbox.

    Good review regardless though. I wish there was a date set for the states...
     
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    Kind of surprising, but in a good way. We knew it was a traditional RPG, but hearing that they executed gameplay and story at a very high level is surprising to a degree. I like the art, but I have to ask: In the gameplay shots there is some sort of grid dithering like some Wii shots show.
     
  5. 22psi

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    Call me silly but I am more anxious for this game than LO!
     
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    Ok, your silly...
     
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    Ummmm.... Am I reading that right... I mean WTF:lol:
     
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    Did the reviewers express their feelings on multi-disk nature of BD?
     
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    Just a friendly reminder:
    Leave the multiple DVD discussion out of here or it gonna rain fire...
     
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    Tell me about it. MS's efforts in Japan have been marred for so long. It's nice to see them bank on something that turns out. Remember Sneakers? Kakuto Chojin? TFLO? I'm merely hitting the highlights; there's lots more where those came from.
     
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    :lol: B3D admin staff are so colorful!
     
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    I thought I was seeing some kind of grid pattern until I realized I'm watching images auto-resized-to-fit by IE7; when I clicked on them, they expand and the grid disappears.

    Which image do you have in mind specifically?
     
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    Are you referring to "Project Sabotage 360", AKA "Killer Frame City" ? :lol:

    On topic, I'm very eager to see Blue Dragon arrive here.
     
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    This is what happens when a designer has a point to prove unlike the other ones who just needed MS money to get them started(N3, Everyparty*). Thank goodness Microsoft that got Mistwalker to make games for them.
    Kudos to both Mistwalker and Artoon.

    It is kind of disappointing that it didn't get perfect 10's but now Microsoft won't be left with a big "what if" in Japan. This being the last season before they face stiff competition gamewise from Sony and Nintendo, Blue Dragon is probably their best chance to increase the install base. Even if LO is better than Blue Dragon it probably won't get a chance to have as much of an impact as Blue Dragon could. If this doesn't help nothing short of getting the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series to become Microsoft exclusive will help them.

    *has a chance to redeem himself.
     
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    Seems like blue dragon is classic JRPG, with features that I like. I still find Lost odyssey a bit more interesting however, but perhaps its the art style? In anycase, if this doesn't increase the Xbox360 sales, nothing will in Japan.
     
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    Very encouraging scores. If I had an XB360 I'd be checking this out.

    One thing still bothers me though. Can someone please explain the discrepencies between the images? All through BD's development I've been looking at pics like these

    http://bluedragon.tv/images/img4.jpg
    http://bluedragon.tv/images/img5.jpg

    and yet there's some pics that look like this

    http://bluedragon.tv/images/img1.jpg

    Is image 1 gameplay and the other CG? I'm still unsure whether to trust the images as what's actually being produced. If they are getting pics like 4 and 5 in realtime, why's the shading in 1 so poor? And if 1's realtime, why's there so few realtime ingame screenshots out there?
     
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    Let me edit this. I'm not sure if they use any real time cut scenes in this game but I do know they tried to make the CG look as close to what you see during gameplay as possible. So I can't say that I know for sure if it is a real time cut scene or CG the last one is gameplay for sure.
     
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    I don't see much of a difference between those two shots, other than some jaggies. Shading looks the same, just with a much brighter light source.
     
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    I think it's more of a realtime cut-scene, it's loaded with polygon edges...
     
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