Blue Dragon Plus

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Blue Dragon Plus
Blue Dragon Plus US Boxart Small.jpg
Box art
Developer(s) Mistwalker
feelplus
Brownie Brown[1]
Publisher(s)
Director(s) Takeo Ōin
Producer(s) Shinichi Kameoka
Designer(s) Makoto Suzuki
Programmer(s) Masaki Aikyo
Writer(s) Hironobu Sakaguchi
Composer(s) Nobuo Uematsu
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release
  • JP: September 4, 2008
  • NA: February 19, 2009
  • EU: April 3, 2009
Genre(s) Tactical role-playing game

Blue Dragon Plus (Japanese: ブルードラゴンプラス, Hepburn: Burū Doragon Purasu) is a role-playing game designed by Mistwalker and developed by feelplus and Brownie Brown. It was published by AQ Interactive in Japan on September 4, 2008, and by UTV Ignition Entertainment February 19, 2009 in North America. It is the second of three games in the Blue Dragon series, and the first of two for the Nintendo DS video game console.

Plot[edit]

One year after the events of the original game, the world continues to embrace and explore the cube worlds that resulted from the opening of the planet's core. One day King Jibral and Zola encounter a mysterious evil three-headed dragon shadow called Balaur emerging from one of the cubes. Zola has a bad feeling about it and after informing Shu and the party, they find themselves on another adventure to discover this new threat.[citation needed]

Gameplay[edit]

Blue Dragon Plus is a real time strategy game. It can be played entirely with the Nintendo DS stylus. Battles initiate once the party comes in contact with the enemy, and the characters can attack automatically. Characters can also engage in Shadow Battles when an enemy with a shadow is encountered. Magic can be used when characters use their skills by summoning their shadows.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 69/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
Famitsu 30 of 40 [3]
IGN 8.1 of 10[4]
Nintendo Power 8 of 10[5]

Blue Dragon Plus received mixed or average reviews, earning a Metacritic aggregate score of 69.[2]

The game received a positive review from IGN Australia, citing beautiful FMVs comparable to the Xbox 360's as well as fast paced action and good camera control. Nintendo Power gave it a rating of 8 of 10. X-Play gave it a 4 out of 5.

Blue Dragon Plus entered the Japanese sales charts at number 3, selling about 21,000 copies during its debut week.[6] Sales of the game in Japan reached 58,848 copies by the end of 2008.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gamasutra - Developing An Epic: Nakazato On Lost Odyssey And The Future
  2. ^ a b "Blue Dragon Plus (ds) reviews at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Famitsu review scores". Nintendo Everything. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Patrick Kolan. "IGN: Blue Dragon Plus AU Review". IGN. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  5. ^ Official English Blue Dragon website Archived October 31, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Jenkins, David (September 11, 2008). "Japanese Charts: Rhythm Slows To A Crawl In Sluggish Week". Gamasutra.com. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  7. ^ "GEIMIN.NET/2008年テレビゲームソフト売り上げTOP500(ファミ通版)". Geimin.net (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 

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