Blue Dragon Plus is a Strategy game available on the DS. It can be played in Turnbased modes.
Blue Dragon Plus is a Strategy game. Strategy games provide experiences that require quick thinking, and forward planning from the gamer. They combine the unfolding tactics of classic games like chess, with more recent board games such as Risk. Usually focusing on a theatre of war context, players enjoy the tactical overview of the battle these games provide.
Blue Dragon Plus can be played in a Turnbased mode. Turn Based games are played in turns, so that players can stop and consider their next move. This is common in tactical experience such as strategy or adventure games as this enhances the sense of control and planning the player has. Other genres - such as sporting, fighting and rhythm action games obviously rely on realtime game play.
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Blue Dragon Plus DS is an interesting blend of strategy and role-playing, but limited controls make it feel less strategic than it could be. Blue Dragon isn't very welcoming to newcomers and I struggled to become involved in its story or characters. It ended up being a rather empty microcosm.
I was expecting Blue Dragon Plus to function like a classic Japanese role-playing game - it uses a typical top-down perspective, with anime sprites and a core cast of adolescent heroes. However, it also incorporates simple real-time strategy with an unexpected emphasis on squad tactics.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this portable version of Blue Dragon Xbox. The unique style and strong storytelling outweighed its flaws in the new real time strategy style combat. The move over to the DS also gave it far more intimacy than I expected. Although it has its fair share of generic role play trappings, the end result was a worthwhile experience I was glad to have.
Blue Dragon on the 360 was a difficult game for me to like. After the gorgeous art of Eternal Sonata 360 and impressive visuals of Lost Odyssey 360, Blue Dragon's neon style was a bit of a shock. Here on the DS the same style remains but it feels far more at home. Sometimes the benefits of the small dual screens can surprise me and I found myself drawn into Blue Dragon Plus much more than the original
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