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delilahHD
06-16-2005, 02:49 PM
At e3 a lot of focus was placed on Lost Odyssey, but for some reason I am eager for more information on Blue Dragon. I guess its the art style.... yeah, its the art style - LOOK



http://onthexbox.com/downloads/Blue%20Dragon/11189509171.jpg



Has any one heard anymore details on this game!

aurrun
06-16-2005, 02:52 PM
No news from what I heard, all i know is its an RPG and is coming out.

Raz
06-16-2005, 03:19 PM
This game has some great potential, especially in Japan.



Akira Toriyama is the responsible for the character art. You can't go wrong with that guy.



Sakaguchi Interview (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/617/617344p1.html)

surrealist
06-16-2005, 03:37 PM
Interesting characters..



http://media.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/1392/748_0004.jpg

http://media.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/1392/748_0006.jpg

http://media.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/1392/748_0007.jpg

http://media.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/1392/748_0008.jpg

delilahHD
06-16-2005, 03:47 PM
I hope!


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">No news from what I heard, all i know is its an RPG and is coming out.</div>
</div>
I sure hope that it is a launch title!

McLean78
06-16-2005, 10:03 PM
I think I remember in an interview with Sakaguchi recently that he said one of his games was at least a year away from completion and the other one was at least 2 years out. He wouldn't confirm which was which, but for some reason I have the impression that Blue Dragon will be out first. (although personally I'm more excited about Lost Oddessey at the moment :P )

Raz
06-17-2005, 02:15 AM
I think Lost Odyssey comes out first... in the Sakaguchi interview he says that they've been having problems with the Blue Dragon story... you catch my drift? ;)

Rainman979
06-17-2005, 07:07 AM
FIXED
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Interesting characters..

<span style="font-size:1.0em">GOKU</span>

http://media.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/1392/748_0004.jpg

<span style="font-size:1.0em">CHI-CHI</span>

http://media.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/1392/748_0006.jpg

<span style="font-size:1.0em">FEMALE TRUNKS</span>

http://media.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/1392/748_0007.jpg

<span style="font-size:1.0em">PICCOLO {AS ORDAINED BY RAZ}</span>

http://media.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/1392/748_0008.jpg</div>
</div>


Yep, These characters scream DBZ. See names above pics

Raz
06-17-2005, 08:03 AM
The last on is of course Piccolo, d'uh. ;)

Rainman979
06-17-2005, 08:55 AM
How could I have missed that, thanks.

McLean78
06-17-2005, 12:43 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Raz wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I think Lost Odyssey comes out first... in the Sakaguchi interview he says that they've been having problems with the Blue Dragon story... you catch my drift? ;)</div>
</div>
Hopefully that doesn't mean they're both 2+ years away! But anyway, the important thing is that they make them good, otherwise it doesn't really matter when they're released.

delilahHD
06-17-2005, 02:28 PM
Blue Dragon



I saw an article with blue dragon being announced as a llaunch title... but, I guess we will have to wait and see

delilahHD
06-19-2005, 11:50 AM
I just uploaded a movie!

http://onthexbox.com/?view=video_gallery&amp;game=7

chareece
06-19-2005, 12:12 PM
yea it is a nice movie

Raz
06-21-2005, 03:38 AM
http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/8544/Is-Blue-Dragon-Coming-to-the-US/



hmm...

McLean78
06-21-2005, 09:50 AM
Don't you love articles like that? It doesn't actually tell us anything, but we still want to know. :)

Raz
06-21-2005, 01:14 PM
Yeah, It's news about the possible news.

delilahHD
06-21-2005, 05:26 PM
Blue Dragon in the US?



It better come to the U.S. or I will be highly dissappointed!

McLean78
06-21-2005, 05:48 PM
Yeah, add that to the list.



- Make Mistwalker release their RPGs worldwide

- Make Team Ninja release all next gen titles on Xbox 360



Who else do we need to coerce?

surrealist
09-05-2006, 07:21 AM
Mistwalker home page updated, Blue Dragon confirmed for 2006



http://www.mistwalker.info/contents.html

http://www.mistwalker.info/creator.html



From the Mistwalker Column in the Oct. edition of Famitsu 360. The following is a quote from Sakaguchi:



"It will be released at the end of the year. 'It' being Blue Dragon. This means that Fall will be a season of deadlines. A very scary time (nervous laugh). I wish Summer would go on just like this...not that it's the time to be saying stuff like that. At any rate, keeping mindful that Fall is right around the corner, we are currently running full speed ahead. It looks like we'll somehow make it on time. This is nothing short of miraculous. It may be the first real achievement of mine in my long career as a game producer. You know, meeting a deadline on time. For this, I have to thanks Matsumoto and Takahashi of the development staff, as well as the close to 200 other individuals that make up the staff [of the game]. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you.

But seriously, the technical prowness on display here is truly amazing. This time, I seriously found myself in awe. But still, we can't let our guard down. We'll continue ahead at full speed until the end. Whether it's Fall or whenever, we'll spare no sweat, blood and tears in our ongoing race to raise the quality [of Blue Dragon] to the utmost levels!

It's shaping up very nicely. Don't miss it."



Link (Japanese):

http://xbox360-japanplan.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!21C18CC1E8885D6!968.entry

sepiroth6
09-06-2006, 04:51 PM
Blue dragon



Thank you for posting that i have been waiting for some new info for so long and this sounds great 200 people wow!!!

surrealist
09-07-2006, 02:46 AM
Can't wait for the TOKYO GAME SHOW! we should get a lot more media there.

X Frog
09-07-2006, 10:41 AM
New Famitsu scans from www.xboxyde.com



:bang:



http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/4078/705_0001.jpg



http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/4078/705_0002.jpg

delilahHD
09-07-2006, 03:31 PM
It looks like CG... but I hope its real-time, regardless... :bang:

sepiroth6
09-07-2006, 04:22 PM
This is not cgi i am 100% sure

Raz
09-07-2006, 04:39 PM
Sepiroth is correct, IMO. :)



There would be no reason for this to be CG other than the inability (or the lazyness) of the devs to do cutscenes with their engine. The real-time stuff in the direct feed trailer looks exactly like these shots.



It's interesting... Japan is going to get 100000 PS3s this year (could still change, :laugh: ) and Blue Dragon is released around the same time, probably bundled with 360.

sepiroth6
09-07-2006, 04:51 PM
Well raz i agree with everything you said except dont you notice the huge jump in graphics since the direct feed trailer from last year i mean a lot of progress has been made

Raz
09-07-2006, 05:12 PM
Of course, but that means up... not down. So, saying that the last year version looks like this is not really that bad. :)



EDIT: Actually, last year? I'm not sure about that. I'm talking about this (http://games.kikizo.com/news/200608/067.asp?f=067.asp) one. This is from august.

sepiroth6
09-07-2006, 05:18 PM
Yeah but respect has to be given to the 200 man team that are constantly improving the game so using words like omg is the way to go

X Frog
09-20-2006, 08:43 AM
Blue Dragon in-game video. This is thee Dragon Quest for 360. I cannot believe how mind-blowing Mistwalker's games are!!!



:clap: :bang: :clap: :bang: :clap: :bang: :D



http://www.thisisgame.com/board/view.php?id=62240&amp;category=8009

Godly-Atheist
09-20-2006, 11:19 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Blue Dragon in-game video. This is thee Dragon Quest for 360. I cannot believe how mind-blowing Mistwalker's games are!!!



:clap: :bang: :clap: :bang: :clap: :bang: :D



http://www.thisisgame.com/board/view.php?id=62240&amp;category=8009</div>
</div>


I wanna be the very best

Like no one ever was

To catch them is my real test

To train them is my cause



I will travel across the land

Searching far and wide

Each pokemon to understand

The power that's inside



(Pokemon, gotta catch 'em all)

It's you and me

I know it's my destiny

(Pokemon)

Oh, you're my best friend

In a world we must defend



(Pokemon gotta catch 'em all)

A heart so true

Our courage will pull us through

You teach me and I'll teach you

Pokemon

(Gotta catch 'em all)

Gotta catch 'em all

(Pokemon)



http://www.n64gamer.com/pictures/pokemon/pokemon.gif



:bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:

Raz
09-20-2006, 11:34 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Blue Dragon in-game video. This is thee Dragon Quest for 360. I cannot believe how mind-blowing Mistwalker's games are!!!



:clap: :bang: :clap: :bang: :clap: :bang: :D



http://www.thisisgame.com/board/view.php?id=62240&amp;category=8009</div>
</div>


Yeah... if this game doesn't make it in Japan it has to be some sort of miracle... or something. :snooty:

X Frog
09-20-2006, 12:03 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">:bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:</div>
</div>
You are a idiot from Gaming Age who likes Pokeman?



Now that is precious!!!

Godly-Atheist
09-20-2006, 12:26 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">You are a idiot from Gaming Age</div>
</div>


Gaming age? Am I the only one not understanding what he just said?


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">who likes Pokeman?</div>
</div>


I don't think you got the message.


<hr class="bbcode_rule" />


Hmm.. This is looking like it's getting too serious, quick. Gotta run!

X Frog
09-20-2006, 01:33 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Gaming age? Am I the only one not understanding what he just said?







I don't think you got the message.


<hr class="bbcode_rule" />


Hmm.. This is looking like it's getting too serious, quick. Gotta run!</div>
</div>
Oh, I understood that you were being sarcastic.



Gaming Age is a huge gaming forum where people are complete fools 100% of the time.



Apparently, you have not been hanging out there as much because you act like an idiot a mere 77% of the time!!!



:laugh:



Speaking of Pokeman...this one is for you Athiest...



http://www.ebaumsworld.com/2006/07/pokemon-master.html

McLean78
09-21-2006, 12:21 AM
this game better have a fast-forward button like Enchanted Arms (or some other way to skip/shorten long animations). Shu's special attack animation lasted 44 seconds...

sepiroth6
09-21-2006, 04:01 AM
I hope the special attacks will be longer ala eve ff8 which was a couple minutes long

Avid
09-26-2006, 07:55 PM
On the subject of Blue Dragon, I just made a new wallpaper for the game this morning. What do ya think? (http://www.360style.net/news13.html)

X Frog
09-26-2006, 08:41 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Avid wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">On the subject of Blue Dragon, I just made a new wallpaper for the game this morning. What do ya think? (http://www.360style.net/news13.html)</div>
</div>
It's my new desktop homey!!! Thanks again Avid!!!



:bang:

surrealist
10-04-2006, 04:35 PM
http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40701320061004_214458_4_big.jpg



http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40701320061004_214458_2_big.jpg



http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40701320061004_214457_0_big.jpg



Haven't seen any town pics till now. Looks gorgeous

Raz
10-04-2006, 04:39 PM
Yeah, looks really cool.

delilahHD
10-04-2006, 05:12 PM
It looks great ... I can't wait, to bad it may release in 07 for us

surrealist
10-04-2006, 05:21 PM
I have to say, this is the first game that I have seen where you couldn't tell much of a difference between the in-game graphics and the CG video.



This is how you incorporate CG video. Not like what Square does.



Hopefully Square can achieve this same type of quality with their PS3 games.

delilahHD
10-04-2006, 05:31 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I have to say, this is the first game that I have seen where you couldn't tell much of a difference between the in-game graphics and the CG video.



This is how you incorporate CG video. Not like what Square does.



Hopefully Square can achieve this same type of quality with their PS3 games.</div>
</div>
Yeah, I agree! GOW comes close but this cuts the cake.

surrealist
10-05-2006, 12:18 PM
http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40701320061004_214457_1_big.jpg



The city looks really good; This one with the airship reminds me a lot about Final Fantasy.



http://www.krinein.com/img/3022-1.jpg

Raz
10-05-2006, 02:05 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I have to say, this is the first game that I have seen where you couldn't tell much of a difference between the in-game graphics and the CG video.



This is how you incorporate CG video. Not like what Square does.



Hopefully Square can achieve this same type of quality with their PS3 games.</div>
</div>


Has it ever been confirmed there is any CG in the trailers or gameplay vids, or just people assuming the worst again (i've seen this same thing happen in a lot of forums, but I don't know whether or not people are talking about something they don't know about. :shifty: ) ?

X Frog
10-07-2006, 11:36 PM
Official Blue Dragon site. Listen to the awesome Nobuo music playing in the background!!!



:bang:



http://www.bluedragon.tv/

surrealist
10-20-2006, 01:58 PM
More Blue Dragon scans.



http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40701320061020_193220_2_big.jpg

http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40701320061020_193219_0_big.jpg

http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40701320061020_193221_5_big.jpg

http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40701320061020_193221_4_big.jpg

surrealist
10-20-2006, 02:09 PM
Japan 360 now completely sold out (http://www.gamegossip.com/comment.php?id=17965)
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">In what can only be explained as Hell completely freezing over and Hitler ice skating a duet with Satan, Microsoft has sold out of its 90,000 unit alotment of the standard Blue Dragon Xbox 360 Core bundle, as well as its more limited edition, 10,000 Special Edition according to Next Generation

The special edition, of which there are about 10,000 units, sold out almost immediately, with the further 90,000 standard units selling fast. Next-Gen spoke to a number of retailers in Tokyo who reported brisk sales or sell-outs of allocations.

The Special Edition includes Blue Dragon, a Xbox 360 Core system, a Blue Dragon Faceplate and five figurines.</div>
</div>

surrealist
10-20-2006, 02:27 PM
http://www.xboxyde.com/news_3720_en.html &lt;-- &quot;fights video&quot;

http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/4467/748_0001.jpg



http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/4467/748_0002.jpg

delilahHD
10-20-2006, 03:03 PM
Man! I can't wait for this game to launch in the U.S.

KrAzy Che3To
10-20-2006, 10:11 PM
Yaaay... I want it :(

surrealist
11-02-2006, 03:06 PM
Re: Blue Dragon



Blue Dragon City Video:



http://xboxyde.com/stream_3301_en.html



Best looking RPG ever.. confirmed.

surrealist
11-22-2006, 10:34 AM
Re: Blue Dragon



http://img120.imagevenue.com/loc421/th_08455_hkhijfuq_0_122_421lo.jpg (http://img120.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=08455_hkhijfuq_0_122_421lo.jpg) http://img7.imagevenue.com/loc494/th_08460_trglbhsg_0_122_494lo.jpg (http://img7.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=08460_trglbhsg_0_122_494lo.jpg)



The first Blue Dragon ST (manga)installment will be 58 pages with some color pages!

Revan654
11-23-2006, 03:51 AM
Blue Dragon Scans



http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/4619/748_0001.jpg

http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/4619/748_0002.jpg

http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/4619/748_0003.jpg

surrealist
11-23-2006, 06:29 PM
Re: Blue Dragon



Blue Dragon DEFINITELY looks like a parallel dimension Chrono Trigger sequel

PXG
11-23-2006, 06:50 PM
Re: Blue Dragon



if you are a super fan of Blue Dragon i will give the site to you to the creators of it.here is it http://www.mistwalker.info/index.html

surrealist
11-23-2006, 06:55 PM
Re: Blue Dragon


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Pro Gamer;65130 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">if you are a super fan of Blue Dragon i will give the site to you to the creators of it.here is it http://www.mistwalker.info/index.html</div>
</div>
Aren't you japanese, Pro Gamer?

PXG
11-23-2006, 07:16 PM
Re: Blue Dragon



no no no don't get me wrong surrealist:confused: .you can change it to english language some only like reading profile.

surrealist
11-23-2006, 07:21 PM
Re: Blue Dragon


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Pro Gamer;65132 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">no no no don't get me wrong surrealist:confused: .you can change it to english language some only like reading profile.</div>
</div>
All this time I thought you were from japan. Yes, we knew about the mistwalker site for the longest time!

PXG
11-23-2006, 07:25 PM
Re: Blue Dragon



i am not japanese or from japan.Mistwalker studios is new studio right ? open by Square Enix creators.

surrealist
11-23-2006, 07:55 PM
Re: Blue Dragon


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Pro Gamer;65134 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Mistwalker studios is new studio right ? open by Square Enix creators.</div>
</div>
basically...



http://www.onthexbox.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2750&amp;highlight=mistwalker

surrealist
12-05-2006, 07:46 AM
Re: Blue Dragon



Anyone going import blue Dragon!!



http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r171/allankyoto/BlueDragon.jpg

Ricker
12-05-2006, 08:56 AM
Re: Blue Dragon



From someone who has the game(that's his pics i think also hehe):



*update* I have the Japanese version of the game and it has no English support. Subs in Japanese, menus in Japanese, dialogue in Japanese. More info as I play.





So no,i wont.

X Frog
12-05-2006, 11:12 AM
Re: Blue Dragon


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist;66704 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Anyone going import blue Dragon!!



http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r171/allankyoto/BlueDragon.jpg</div>
</div>


Wow!!! It's out!!! I want this game 2 years ago!!!



:bang:

surrealist
12-05-2006, 11:58 AM
Re: Blue Dragon


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog;66710 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Wow!!! It's out!!! I want this game 2 years ago!!!



:bang:</div>
</div>
Yes. :)



Blue Dragon Arrives! - Xbox 360 &amp; Xbox Forums (http://forum.teamxbox.com/showthread.php?t=491221)

delilahHD
12-05-2006, 04:54 PM
Re: Blue Dragon



Well that confirmed the 3 disks! Lol, I am glad they used a regular sized case instead of a larger one! :bang:

surrealist
12-06-2006, 09:08 AM
Re: Blue Dragon



IGN



The Xbox brand's biggest Japanese title ever is about to hit Japanese retail in a little over 12 hours from the time of this story's publication. But seeing as how Blue Dragon has been in my top five most wanted list since its announcement, I decided to head out to a secret shop located in some secret location in the heart of the Tokyo wilderness. At this gamers' haven, games are unofficially sold one or two days in advance of their official release. I walked -- no, skipped -- home with a copy of the Xbox 360's first big-name Japanese RPG.



There are many reasons to celebrate the release of this particular Xbox 360 title. In addition to marking producer Hironobu Sakaguchi's return to gaming following the whole Final Fantasy movie thing, Blue Dragon brings together some big development talent, including character designer Akira Toriyama and composer Nobuo Uematsu.



Blue Dragon also deserves mention as being the 360's first multi-disc game. And here, multi disc means a total of three discs packed with Japanese RPG content. The game still managed to ship in a standard-sized case, though, as you can see here.



http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b283/rocklnd/blue-dragon-arrives.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b283/rocklnd/blue-dragon-arrives-2006120.jpg



Microsoft Japan has been hyping this title like no Xbox game before it. The Shounen Jump comic empire, which got the first scoop on the Blue Dragon project just about two years ago, has had a big hand in the promotions, with monthly updates in its V Jump videogame themed magazine and an upcoming comic. Microsoft itself has been taking a more direct approach to marketing, with a set of commercials (many of which can be downloaded in our Gaming Life in Japan ad corner).



Things have recently kicked into high gear on the promotion front. Just today, this appeared a few minutes from the IGN Japan office near Tokyo's Shibuya train station:



http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b283/rocklnd/blue-dragon-arrives-2006.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b283/rocklnd/blue-dragon-arrives-2.jpg



This display, part of the "Big Shadow Project," has been set up in a parking lot that was erected a year ago on the grounds of a demolished building. The animated shadow counter is being cast on the side of the next door building. From 12/7 to 12/10, Microsoft will let the public into the event space to see what it's like to have a giant shadow.



A bit more traditional, Microsoft will be holding an official launch countdown event for Blue Dragon. The event will kick off at 9:00am on Thursday morning at the Akihabara Yodobashi Camera, one of the largest electronic shops in Japan (this place had nearly 3,000 people lined up for the Wii last week).



So how has this three year, heavily hyped project turned out? I've just started playing, so obviously it's a bit hard to comment. Your adventure begins almost immediately after you press the start button, with a CG/realtime mixed cinema showcasing the coming of a periodic storm, and how Shu, Jiro and Kluke, two of our heroes and one of our heroines, decide to do something about it.



There's at least one strange quirks worth mentioning. Blue Dragon has short narrational voice messages that indicate when things happen to you. When someone joins your party, the narration says "Join Up." When an enemy spots you, the narration says "Detected." When the game switches from a cinema scene to a player controlled segment, the narration says "Playable." I'm not sure if I've ever seen this in a Japanese RPG before -- and with good reason, as it gets old real quick.



But that's just a minor complaint with what will hopefully be the biggest next generation RPG yet. Turn back soon for a whole lot more from Blue Dragon, including videos and full gameplay impressions.

X Frog
12-06-2006, 11:27 AM
Re: Blue Dragon



I wonder if they cut 90% of the CG out of Enchant Arm because of this? FROM orignally said that game was taking 3 or 4 DVDs worth of space. How did they cut it down to 1 disc? By cutting 90% of the CG out and adding tons of dialogue cutscenes instead.



We will see when the Japanese PS3 version comes out.

McLean78
12-06-2006, 12:42 PM
Re: Blue Dragon


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog;66827 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I wonder if they cut 90% of the CG out of Enchant Arm because of this? FROM orignally said that game was taking 3 or 4 DVDs worth of space. How did they cut it down to 1 disc? By cutting 90% of the CG out and adding tons of dialogue cutscenes instead.</div>
</div>
I was wondering the same thing when I played Enchanted Arms. They hardly had any in-engine cutscenes with custom animation and camera work either. Just a handful of canned animations for each character.



Could have been either a space or time issue. PS3 version gets more of both. It is supposed to have more cutscenes.

decomagico
12-06-2006, 04:53 PM
Re: Blue Dragon


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78;66834 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I was wondering the same thing when I played Enchanted Arms. They hardly had any in-engine cutscenes with custom animation and camera work either. Just a handful of canned animations for each character.



Could have been either a space or time issue. PS3 version gets more of both. It is supposed to have more cutscenes.</div>
</div>


pff they can take their cutscenes and add whatever they want, the game is still awful..

PXG
12-06-2006, 05:07 PM
Re: Blue Dragon



So,3 discs.but is the price the same ?

X Frog
12-06-2006, 05:10 PM
Re: Blue Dragon


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78;66834 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I was wondering the same thing when I played Enchanted Arms. They hardly had any in-engine cutscenes with custom animation and camera work either. Just a handful of canned animations for each character.



Could have been either a space or time issue. PS3 version gets more of both. It is supposed to have more cutscenes.</div>
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They should have just made Enchanted Arms multi-disc. I probably would have enjoyed it more as the CG was good, the dialogue cutscenes were really really boring.

McLean78
12-06-2006, 06:05 PM
Re: Blue Dragon



It would have definitely made it better. Especially the way you had to keep pressing 'A' to manually progress the conversation. Completely broke up any flow or pacing the dialogue should have had.

Raz
12-07-2006, 02:03 AM
Re: Blue Dragon



That EA thing sounds very probable. Really dumb for them to do that, IMO. Actually, I can't even imagine the reasons why anyone would cut on their design just because of multiple discs. Maybe it was some weirdass insecurity on the publishers part. I'd understand if the machine wasn't able to handle it, but...



As for BD - looks great as always, can't wait to play it.

delilahHD
12-07-2006, 02:24 AM
Re: Blue Dragon



I wonder how long the localization will take :think:

PXG
04-19-2007, 10:49 PM
The Official Blue Dragon Thread



Blue Dragon Content Download

http://www.talkxbox.com/images/upload/news/1177009531.jpg

During the Blue Dragon meeting at GDC it was revealed that the first downloadable content for the game was going to be a random dungeon creator. Today, Microsoft announced that this content update would be ready to go live on April 27th. The download will cost 300 Microsoft points, which is $3.75. So there we have it, Blue Dragon is getting a update before it even hits the US stores!



Check out the pictures from the dungeon creator below:

http://www.talkxbox.com/news/pics/bd/bd1.jpg

http://www.talkxbox.com/news/pics/bd/bd2.jpg

http://www.talkxbox.com/news/pics/bd/bd3.jpg

SuperEclipse
04-28-2007, 12:01 PM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread



Sakaguchi interview EGM 216 - June 2007


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Sakaguchi interview

-More praise for Gears of War

-His dream project is a surfing sim

-On FF12: "I just played the beginning. You really can't expect much from the game when Yasumi Matsuno, a crucial member of the team, leaves in the middle of development."

-Thinks Square Enix puts too much focus on FF/DQ

-Wii is intriguing but not working on any Wii games

-Goal with Cry On is to make the player cry every 15 minutes

-Microsoft's marketing sucks

-"When creating Blue Dragon, Dragon Quest wasn't on my mind. I was actually thinking about Chrono Trigger and Blue Dragon is an extension of that game."

-"I'm not interested in the PlayStation 3. The machine's architecture is tricky, and I don't like Kutaragi"</div>
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delilahHD
04-28-2007, 04:43 PM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Sakaguchi interview

-More praise for Gears of War

-His dream project is a surfing sim

-On FF12: "I just played the beginning. You really can't expect much from the game when Yasumi Matsuno, a crucial member of the team, leaves in the middle of development."

-Thinks Square Enix puts too much focus on FF/DQ

-Wii is intriguing but not working on any Wii games

-Goal with Cry On is to make the player cry every 15 minutes

-Microsoft's marketing sucks

-"When creating Blue Dragon, Dragon Quest wasn't on my mind. I was actually thinking about Chrono Trigger and Blue Dragon is an extension of that game."

-"I'm not interested in the PlayStation 3. The machine's architecture is tricky, and I don't like Kutaragi"</div>
</div>


He can be serious about Cry-On... I mean come on, how do they expect to pull that off. Still, its great to see that we have something in common, so maybe he will. lol

surrealist
05-25-2007, 10:40 AM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread



First ten minutes of Blue Dragon in english



http://www.xboxyde.com/news_4394_en.html



I want this game so much! I'm not even gonna watch that video. I wish there was a demo, like Eternal Sonata.

surrealist
05-28-2007, 01:53 PM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist;80275 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">First ten minutes of Blue Dragon in english



http://www.xboxyde.com/news_4394_en.html



I want this game so much! I'm not even gonna watch that video. I wish there was a demo, like Eternal Sonata.</div>
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parts 2 and 3 are now online

delilahHD
05-29-2007, 10:59 PM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread



Thanks for the update Surrealist! I can't wait for this game to release

surrealist
06-11-2007, 09:36 PM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">dblaze;80479 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Thanks for the update Surrealist! I can't wait for this game to release</div>
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New screens



http://share.xboxlife.dk/file/otmxogqymdg2mjhln2jlyjnkzta3n2u5mwjiy2uxywe.jpg

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Revan654
06-11-2007, 09:38 PM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist;81056 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">New screens

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Whoever did these screens. Ever hear of something called a Deinterlacer. Learn it, use it next time.

PXG
06-15-2007, 04:12 PM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread



20595

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surrealist
06-22-2007, 10:20 PM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread



Blue Dragon Exclusive Screens &amp; HD Vids



http://features.teamxbox.com/xbox/2008/Blue-Dragon-Exclusive-Media-Blowout/p1



Everything just looks top notch from the graphics to the characters to the story to the sound effects. Im praying they have some kick ass spells/limit breaks as well.

Revan654
07-01-2007, 11:25 PM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread



Rumor:



a Blue Dragon Demo Might Hit on July 13th During E3.

PXG
07-05-2007, 08:22 AM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread



Blue Dragon Demo On July 20th



Reports from Japan suggest that a demo of Sakaguchi-san's Xbox 360 based RPG will be released in a couple of weeks time...



It's already the most popular Xbox 360 titles ever in Japan, but it seems that Microsoft isn't letting expectations drops ahead Blue Dragon's release in the West this August. In a report from Japan's Famitsu, an "International Demo" of Hironobu Sakaguchi's RPG will be released over Xbox Live Marketplace from July 20th.



Yet to be confirmed by Microsoft, the publication reports that the demo will cover two hours of game time, and would use English voice-overs - though localised languages will apparently be integrated into the download.



Blue Dragon is set for release across Europe on August 24th and North America on August 28th.

Raz
08-27-2007, 06:19 AM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread



Great game. I don't understand why all the bad reviews. As JRPGs go this is pretty darn good.

Revan654
08-27-2007, 01:07 PM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Raz;85157 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Great game. I don't understand why all the bad reviews. As JRPGs go this is pretty darn good.</div>
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because, nothing news or original to start with. First 12+ Hours is slow as hell. Character developed is bad in this game. by time to beat the game you still will not care for the characters.



Atlease thats what I took away from it.

Raz
08-28-2007, 12:42 AM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;85166 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">because, nothing news or original to start with.</div>
</div>


JRPG. Since when have these innovated at all? Also, it's not the focus of the game. The game doesn't try to innovate, so why complain? Lack of innovation didn't stop Dragon Quest for getting great reviews.


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;85166 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">First 12+ Hours is slow as hell. Character developed is bad in this game.</div>
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That's just a matter of opinion. I'm at 16h, and I haven't really experienced this slowness. :) Character development is there if you ask me, you just gotta see it. It's not really on the surface. But... :think:

Revan654
08-28-2007, 12:49 AM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread



maybe an opinion however all the reviews say the same thing that I just said. Game isn't for everyone. Don't forget game does have FrameRate issues.



Allot people will be put off by the art style. The demo didn't help sell the game. If anything it put allot people off by it.



I played the Japanese version was bored as hell 8 hours in. Couldn't play it anymore. Plus my friend who got their copy early said the same thing.



Like I said before game isn't for everyone.

Raz
08-28-2007, 03:36 AM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;85198 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">maybe an opinion however all the reviews say the same thing that I just said. Game isn't for everyone.</div>
</div>


Yeah, that is true. Can't argue with that. Especially if you look at Maro. Personally, I think he's kinda of a... meter... when it comes to whether or not you'll like the game.



I found the demo somewhat boring, but the game not so. I guess it's in the context.



But still, I find this game really enjoyable. The only thing that I haven't liked so far are the "checkpoints". That's an idea that should never been used. Autosave or save. No "checkpoints".



As far as the story goes, I'm enjoying it. Establishing it (aka what you gotta do to save the world) has been slow, yeah, but slow as boring, not for me. The pacing of cutscenes vs gameplay works really well.



I gotta say that the amount of stuff that you can find everywhere is just overwhelming. Also the books are interesting. I just hope they tie into the story (NOT looking for answers with this one).

Revan654
08-29-2007, 10:49 PM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread



7.5



24324

Revan654
08-30-2007, 02:17 AM
Re: The Official Blue Dragon Thread



GameSpot: 6/10



The Good



* It's fun to watch your dragons do battle

* Occasional minigames mix things up

* Class system lets you customize your characters in endless ways.



The Bad





* Unfortunately, class system turns party members into a generic mishmash of spells and skills

* You won't care about the long, boring story or cookie-cutter characters

* Visuals are bland and rely too much on blurry depth-of-field tricks.