Poo Dragon

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Jul 162012
 
Poo Dragon

With strong games like Xenoblade Chronicles and Dragon’s Dogma blowing dust off the JRPG this year, it’s perhaps worth looking back at one of the lackluster games that undermined the genre’s respect and popularity. Released in 2006-7 as an XBox 360 exclusive, probably with the goal of helping establish the console in Japan, Blue Dragon has inexplicably spawned sequels and a minor multimedia empire. It’s reasonably fun, if you like turn-based RPGs, but Blue Dragon is clearly a bad game. I think it’s fairly well-accepted by now that a game doesn’t need to be fun to be good, but it [Read more…]