Summary: *4.5 I've never actually played the other 2 Blue Dragons...but I'm loving this one. The first hour is exposition-heavy, and the dialogue/story is really cheesy and cliche. However, once you start questing, this game is a blast. PROS: +Camera is controlled by L and R. Will rotate in 8 "clicks," making it easier to focus in a direction than other games (DQIV/V). +Excellent item/weapon synthesis system.
Summary: The Blue Dragon series first appeared on the XBox360 a couple of years ago. It received a luke-warm reception to say the least, but thankfully this DS version is an excellent game in it's own right. Blue Dragon is back with it's next installment - Awakened Shadow. This time around Blue Dragon is a real-time rpg. It runs on a 3d engine and looks very slick indeed. The level of detail in the visuals is astounding.