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7/19/08 7:18 P

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Below is a really cool trailer for Blue Dragon. Shows some of the highlights from the cut scenes. This one includes 3 disks. There is currently a used copy on Amazon for $11.98. Here's the video:

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7/18/08 2:40 P

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I played the demo for this. I liked it. It seemed a little tough to figure out, but like you said I think it was because of where the demo started you out.
I really like the graphics and the freeform type game play.

I am a little surprised at the price drop when it came out. I am looking to pick it up at some point.

Thanks for the half.com info. I am going to check it out.




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7/18/08 1:36 P

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A JRPG is actually a game made from a Japanese company. The three super stars of gaming that I mentioned below are all Japanese. It just has a certain flavor and style to it that you don't see in the U.S. too much.

If you like Anime and RPG's, you'll LOVE Blue Dragon. The demo plops you into a group of high level characters and kind of throws everything at you at once. It can be a bit of a turn-off. The game itself walks you through the concepts step-by-step. I've been playing Lost Odyssey, so I pretty much got the idea of the controls during the demo.

I just ordered the game from half.com for $15...not too bad. Let me know if you play the demo or if anyone else has played it. Curious what your thoughts are.



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7/18/08 1:25 P

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So, a game that appeals to Japanese people? Actually, now that you mention it...I think I've talked about Blue Dragon before with my Hubby. Yeah, I just checked with him, and we were talking about it selling the 360 in Japan, and he said it outsold Twilight Princess. I'll have to check out the demo (Hubby says we have it already).


BTW, I seem to go for things that are appealing to Japanese--I also like Anime.

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7/18/08 1:05 P

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JRPG = Japanese Role Playing Game

RPG's come in a variety of form these days. Blue Dragon & Lost Odyssey are some of the purest forms I've seen lately. Other good ones that are more of a hybrid of RPGs are Mass Effect and Bioshock.

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What's the J in JRPG for?

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I saw that the same studio that put out Lost Odyssey put out this one. Then I discovered the following:
Made by the same creator of Final Fantasy
Music by the same composer for Final Fantasy
Characters by the same person who created Dragon Ball!

So, I downloaded the demo and LOVED IT. I played both the demo for Tales and Blue Dragon and have to say I'm leaning more towards a turn-based JRPG style.

Has anyone played through this game? What are your thoughts?

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