Parents' Guide to

Blue Dragon

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Final Fantasy-like RPG with plucky spirit.

Game Xbox 360 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+


The little kid main character in the game keeps YELLING out the word "BASTARD!" I just don't get it. He repeatedly calls the main bad guy "YOU BASTARD!", quite literally, yelling it at the top of his lungs. I play this here and there and my 8 year old watches (he was 7 when I started playing). My wife would not approve, but we sneak it by since there's hours of game play where no bastards are given. My son knows not to repeat the bad word. This is a game made for kids by secular adults who do not understand children. Aside of the bad words here and there, I'd say the rest is kosher.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 12+

teen rated but cute looking

I've played enough rpgs to know that this is most likely another great game and i need to get an xbox360 because the ds version was turned into a real time strategy game(so annoying to buy it and find out it isn't a turn-based rpg like this one i hear is.i've made DARN SURE to read that it is).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
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Blue Dragon was spearheaded by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and the soundtrack was written by renowned video game composer and fellow Final Fantasy alumnus Nobuo Uematsu. It has everything you would expect a game with its pedigree to have: beautiful graphics and music, cinematic cut scenes, an engaging (if clichéd) story, varied magic to learn, and plenty of monster encounters. The endless monster battles required to level up characters can be tedious, but it's something fans of the genre are used to.

Blue Dragon doesn't introduce much new to the role-playing genre, but it's a comfortable, well-paced adventure with characters whose plucky spirit you can't help but become attached to. Clocking in at around 60 hours of gameplay, Blue Dragon will certainly give gamers their money's worth if they're willing to invest the time.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: August 28, 2007
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T for alcohol reference, crude humor, fantasy violence, mild language, mild suggestive themes
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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