Summary: I hesitated to buy Blue Dragon because of the fact that it had a child hero/ine---or one that I thought was around 8. The only child hero/ine I will ever play will be in Poke'mon (which I have sadly outgrown) and the Zelda series (Ocarina of Time, anyone?). But I finally caved in. I was not to be disappointed. This game is challenging if you have NO idea what you're doing.
Summary: I don't understand Japanese, but whatever's going on, it's seriously cool. Graphics are really cool along with the art direction. If you can't wait for the US version, pick it up! I don't understand why the play-asia ad link on the right is all the way down...
Summary: Despite the involvement of Hironobu Sakaguchi, father of Square Enix's world-renowned Final Fantasy (FF) role-playing game (RPG) franchise, expect in Blue Dragon not the convoluted character-driven storyline of your average FF, but simplistic fare that is mostly as an excuse to propel the protagonists to their next dungeon.
Summary: If you are old enough to be thoroughly considering your options in what game to purchase next, then you are likely old enough to start having more mature tastes by now. Graphical slowdown, and shallow and derisive story cannot be saved by the admittedly good musical score. Try instead "Lost Odyssey", an extremely solid choice if you feel you must find something with which to scratch that turn-based RPG itch on this particular game console.