Parents' Guide to

Blue Dragon Plus

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Accessible fantasy RTS --best for casual players.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
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Blue Dragon Plus looks great, with plenty of impressive cutscenes to move the story along. Although the story makes plenty of references to characters and events of the first game, it's careful to fill in enough detail that newcomers won't feel lost. The campaign itself is lengthy, with more than a dozen characters to recruit, and a wide variety of equipment, items, special abilities, and spells to play around with.

In spite of each character's individual talents (which include the unique ability to summon "shadows" to attack on their behalf), without the ability to precisely place units, battles more often than not turn into free-for-all melees where the most effective strategy is to simply swarm the nearest enemy while using enough healing items to stay alive. This lack of structure makes Blue Dragon Plus both more accessible to casual fans and potentially much less satisfying for strategy game aficionados.

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