The setting inspired separate anime and manga adaptations, although these follow the story to different degrees and feature a different cast of characters.The game follows a traditional role-playing design, based around exploration and turn-based combat.It is both Mistwalker's debut title and the first title to be helmed by Sakaguchi outside of Square Enix.
A player who successfully employs this tactic is rewarded with bonuses.
Players may use "field skills" to aid in controlling enemy encounters, such as using bombs to paralyze enemies.
In rare cases, two groups of monsters may be of rival species, in which case a "Monster Fight" will occur, with both monster groups appearing at once and focusing on each other before attacking the player.
The core mechanic in Blue Dragon is the use of magical "shadows", with each playable character having a distinct shadow modeled after either a dragon, a phoenix, a bat, a minotaur, or a saber-toothed tiger.
is a role-playing video game developed by Mistwalker and Artoon and published by Microsoft Game Studios exclusively for the Xbox 360.
Blue Dragon is based on a design by Final Fantasy series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, who also supervised development and wrote the plot.Blue Dragon is the first Xbox 360 title to make use of multiple discs, spanning three discs in total.Players are initially able to walk between locations on the overworld, and later gain the ability to teleport to previously visited locations.Other regions received only the game itself, with a release in Europe on August 24, 2007, and in North America on August 28, 2007.Taking place in a fictional open-world environment, the story of Blue Dragon focuses on five friends (Shu, Jiro, Kluke, Zola, and Marumaro) as they travel across the world to confront Nene, the evil ruler of the Grand Kingdom.Similarly, if the avatar is struck from behind, the enemy takes the advantage in a "Surprise Attack".