X360 Sunday, May 6, 2007 | 11:19 PM

The first 10 minutes: Blue Dragon downloadable content

The first 10 minutes: Blue Dragon downloadable content

Microsoft and Mistwalker released just a few days ago the first real downloadable content for Blue Dragon, a rather nice 300 points and 18 MB download. This adds a new dungeon right before the end of the game, and since it's randomly generate it's quite replayable. As you'll be able to see by yourself in the video my characters were really underpowered against with booted up enemies, but it's still a nice watch while waiting for hopefully lots of english subtitled content next month with the new asian version of the game.


The first 10 minutes : Blue Dragon downloadable content

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Commented on 2007-05-06 23:33:22
I still can't believe how awesome this game looks.
Commented on 2007-05-06 23:42:39
Damn it, when is August gona get here
Commented on 2007-05-06 23:48:45
Omg, i love it...

European release please?
Commented on 2007-05-06 23:56:43
Oh, and that last battle was pretty intense. Nice job, Blim. =)
Commented on 2007-05-07 00:36:48
M Y GOD ... I want the game SO BAAD !!! no european release yet aghhrrrr
Commented on 2007-05-07 00:40:44
Wow i just watched this on my 360 now, and i must say. DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can not wait for game.

Sadly i was personally spoiled. I didn't know what Zola and Murasma shadow looked like real time. But never the less i was impressed. The enemies sure seemed hard. They'll quite down the people who were moaning the game was too easy
Commented on 2007-05-07 00:50:44
Very nice!

I almost wish I hadn't watched those "summon" attacks, because there won't be as much of a surprise there. Does each character have multiple big attacks like that, Blim?
Commented on 2007-05-07 01:23:46 In reply to Misguided
Posted by Misguided
Very nice!

I almost wish I hadn't watched those "summon" attacks, because there won't be as much of a surprise there. Does each character have multiple big attacks like that, Blim?
Sadly i don't think so
Commented on 2007-05-07 01:44:50
No they only get one Real attack each, and they are rarely used outside of boss battles as you have to build up Tension to do so.

Tried to play through this game again and i just got bored of it, was cool the first time though.
Commented on 2007-05-07 01:49:30
looks great but there are those moments with quite a bit of slow down and some tearing...i dont like that....
Commented on 2007-05-07 02:54:14
Yea i never seen tearing before in a game except for this game, however even with the little problems still one of the best looking games i've seen.

It is sad how they olny have one super move for the characters though, hopefully with Two and even Lost Odyssey we'll be treated to many more
Commented on 2007-05-07 04:24:24
Hmm the super moves is a bit darn way to long, Granted the game looks decent, seems like the battles all graphic goes to the chars and very little to the environment.

I'l for sure pick it up whenever it release however, probably a decent RPG.
Commented on 2007-05-07 05:06:28 In reply to MugiMugi
Posted by MugiMugi
Hmm the super moves is a bit darn way to long, Granted the game looks decent, seems like the battles all graphic goes to the chars and very little to the environment.

I'l for sure pick it up whenever it release however, probably a decent RPG.
considering the reviews (famitsu gave it a 9 9 9 10 - 37/40) then you can pretty much bet its atleast better than "decent" anything more or less just comes down to personal taste.
Commented on 2007-05-07 05:40:01
I can't wait!! Hurry us version release release release :D

Lighting in this game is just unbelievable. Eager to see how much power they end up getting out of the 360 with their next title.

Mistwalker/Artoon combo I mean as I know the Lost Odyssey team is a different dev. Lol those real attacks look so amazing :D
Commented on 2007-05-07 05:57:24 In reply to Optimusv2
Posted by Xion4360
considering the reviews (famitsu gave it a 9 9 9 10 - 37/40) then you can pretty much bet its atleast better than "decent" anything more or less just comes down to personal taste.
^Indeed. Also, this Review was released Dec.12th ’06, from the Japanese Version of course.

They refer to it as an “Instant Classic of an RPG" (read the Verdict part of the Review)
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?i...

And Blue Dragon, as many of you already know, will be translated into 5 different Languages.

(Taken from the Article: )
Flagship Xbox 360 RPG Blue Dragon has finally been confirmed for European release this September, and will be fully localized in to five different languages.

The Mistwalker RPG will come to Europe in French, Italian, German, Spanish and English, and two of the Japanese version's title songs will be translated into English.

We managed to get a preview of the English-voiced game this afternoon and the voice actors have done a great job of capturing the Japanese game's character.
Posted by Optimusv2
I can't wait!! Hurry us version release release release :D
At least we know that “Blue Dragon” is definitely coming this August '07!!! XD

However, many recent Articles have indicated August 15th as being the BIG Day!!! :D (while the European release is still set for this September of course)
Commented on 2007-05-07 06:13:07
Holy framerate and screen tearing Batman!
Commented on 2007-05-07 06:20:14 In reply to kenshin2418
Posted by kenshin2418
Holy framerate and screen tearing Batman!
Bah I could care less about that plus thats the japanese version of the game. They'll probably do some optimizing for the usa version and if they don't I don't really mind it isn't really going to affect my enjoyment of the game its a turn based rpg although it would be cool for some of those scenes to run smoother, but considering how amazing this game looks for a first generation 360 RPG I don't mind.

Imagine how good the sequel will probably look.
Commented on 2007-05-07 08:36:58
Hopefully the frame rate and tearing have been sorted out for the euro/ us release?

Still looks great but i stopped watching before the "summon" attacks.

Hopefully the US version is region free? causei want to be able to play with the japanese voices.
Commented on 2007-05-07 09:13:26
Whoa... I just saw that.. how in god's name is this thing only 18MB???? I'm guessing re-used assets from other parts of the game, but generated randomly? Also the water is still mindblowingly good.
Commented on 2007-05-07 09:20:38 In reply to a_vasi
Posted by a_vasi
Posted by Xion4360
considering the reviews (famitsu gave it a 9 9 9 10 - 37/40) then you can pretty much bet its atleast better than "decent" anything more or less just comes down to personal taste.

^Indeed. Also, this Review was released Dec.12th ’06, from the Japanese Version of course.

They refer to it as an “Instant Classic of an RPG" (read the Verdict part of the Review)
<42e6>http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?i...

And Blue Dragon, as many of you already know, will be translated into 5 different Languages.

(Taken from the Article: )
Flagship Xbox 360 RPG Blue Dragon has finally been confirmed for European release this September, and will be fully localized in to five different languages.

The Mistwalker RPG will come to Europe in French, Italian, German, Spanish and English, and two of the Japanese version's title songs will be translated into English.

We managed to get a preview of the English-voiced game this afternoon and the voice actors have done a great job of capturing the Japanese game's character.
Posted by Optimusv2
I can't wait!! Hurry us version release release release :D

At least we know that “Blue Dragon” is definitely coming this August '07!!! XD

However, many recent Articles have indicated August 15th as being the BIG Day!!! :D (while the European release is still set for this September of course)
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Thank you Germany, France and Whoever feels himself "above" subtitles. Thanks to you us europeans wont get the Japanese tracks and probably have to listen to some American Surferboy voice for all characters and agonizing anoying female voices for the female characters. Thank you dub NAZI's you did it again

Atleast you Americans are getting the Japanese tracks. I rather would have liked them spanning it over 1 extra DVD and add that to the european region too. But oh well nothing I can do about it but to shake my fist in anger at everytime I see the German Prime minister on my TV.

Germany:"We have been ruining the European version of movies and games for over 40 years and DAMN proud of it!". After all they are also responsible for Robots in Contra and other silly things in Gaming.
Commented on 2007-05-07 10:27:12 In reply to Dehnus
Posted by Dehnus
Thank you Germany, France and Whoever feels himself "above" subtitles. Thanks to you us europeans wont get the Japanese tracks and probably have to listen to some American Surferboy voice for all characters and agonizing anoying female voices for the female characters. Thank you dub NAZI's you did it again

Atleast you Americans are getting the Japanese tracks. I rather would have liked them spanning it over 1 extra DVD and add that to the european region too. But oh well nothing I can do about it but to shake my fist in anger at everytime I see the German Prime minister on my TV.

Germany:"We have been ruining the European version of movies and games for over 40 years and DAMN proud of it!". After all they are also responsible for Robots in Contra and other silly things in Gaming.
I feel your pain bro. Do you actually belive that i have some friends here (im currently living in Germany) that say that the german dubbed versions of the movie are frequently BETTER than the original ones??!?! They say the german actors dubbing it have better voices, and acting! :|
Commented on 2007-05-07 11:40:12
Oh one more thing. Why the hell is microsoft charging the japanease for the downloadable content, I thought they want to win over the japanease! 300 isnt expensive at all but with the situation of microsoft over there ..... the best possible way to do it is to give it for free just to boost sales a little bit more.
Commented on 2007-05-07 11:41:24
It looks like a SNES game but with better gfx.
Commented on 2007-05-07 13:44:34 In reply to kenshin2418
Posted by kenshin2418
Holy framerate and screen tearing Batman!
lol..

hmmm funny that and no complaints from anyone about it? yet other western games get ripped apart for having framerate issues whilst still in development??
Commented on 2007-05-07 14:12:16
I complained about the frame rate when i first got it.

It actually causes problems with game play as the bar along the top can skip about when yu bit slow down.

I am guessing they will optimize the US/EU version, the Japanese version was rushed out the door i think.

One thing i will say is that for people who don't like watching cutscenes this game isn't for you, as the game is about 50% cutscenes.. :P
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