Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow
(ブルードラゴン 異界の巨獣, Burū Doragon Ikai no Kyojū?) is a role-playing game for the DS designed by Mistwalker. Blue Dragon: ikai no kyojuu is a direct sequel to the popular Xbox 360 game and features real time action-oriented combat. Players can move about on 3D fields, directly attacking enemies and calling upon shadows for magic. The game also allows for up to three players to play together, making use of their customized characters. The english name is Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow.
Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow (ブルードラゴン 異界の巨獣, Blue Dragon: Ikai no Kyojū Takes place a year after Blue Dragon Plus and two years after the first Blue Dragon game. From a freezing capsule awakes two ancients whose intention is unknown. On the other hand, in another place is the awakened main character. Without knowing who you are yourself, going outside for the time being is… Around then, in the castle town of Neo Jibral, the people’s shadows suddenly disappear, causing great turmoil. You yourself find out that you're the only one who now has a shadow.
The gameplay is a bit different from the last two. Unlike the first (which was a RPG game) and second (real-time battle strategy), Awakened Shadow focuses on an Action Role Playing Game; This is when the player can run up to an enemy and attack physically without hitting once, receiving a hit from the opponent, and then hitting again. The game also comes along with the exception to block attacks and roll to dodge advancing enemies.
While holding down the A button or pressing the stylus against one of the magic icons at the bottom of the screen, the player can summon his/her Shadow. There are a total of 6 Shadows in the game, each capable of different skills. However, the player can equip skills from another Shadow rather switch over and automatically change their stats. On the character make screen, you can setup your gender and name and such.
Shadow System Edit
The shadow system increased from the strategic characteristics. The shadow is not fixated to each character; it is possible to choose between the maximum of 6 who to attach. Depending on the situation, for example, you can enjoy equipping the shadow to characters that weren’t strategic before then. There are characteristics to each shadow, and the character’s status changes when equipping it. Each shadow such as Dragon’s, Minotaur’s and Phoenix have their own traits.
A shadow primarily specialised in offensive. HP, Defense and such are average, and when getting into battle with an enemy, will be dependable. You can learn healing magic, and you will be the one who holds in a drawn-out war. Low defense can be covered with equipment. As the specialist of offensive magic, you utilise your power especially to enemies with high defense. Biggest weakness is the lowness of defense.
When winning a battle, the shadow equipped will gain experience points, and when you reach a certain points they'll level up.. If you use one shadow for a long time, you will learn more and more powerful skills, and the shadow itself will grow more powerful. The skills you learn will differ from each shadow, the learned skills are set at the command plate to first become available.
Custom Character EditIn this game, in the place of Shu and his friends, the player's avatar be the main character and travel in the world of Blue Dragon. It is described how the main character will fall in to this world, then consider beginning a journey, and with digesting the beginning part of the game’s flow, we go to the introduction.
The game allows the player to pick their character's gender and their appearance from a set of choices. As such, there is gear within the game world that is exclusive to each gender.
Other Characters Edit
Unlike the last two, players don't control Shu or his friends; they have the ability to create their own customizable protagonist. The main character wakes up from Frozen Sleep with amnesia.
- King Jibral
- Poo Snake /Unchi-kun
Due to certain events, Shu and the others are unable to use their Shadows. In order for them to use magic, the main character "shares" their Shadows.
|Fanged Boar||Horned Boar|
|Torippo 000||Torippo 666|
|King Uber||Imp Uber|
|Mecha Robo 0||Desert Cube||Mecha Robo 6|
|Egg of Light||N/A|
|Demon King Destroy||Blizzard Cube||Raging King Destroy|
|Egg of Light II||N/A|
|Jyum + Ganda||N/A|
|Evil Cupid||Dimensional Sanctuary||Genie Cupid|
|Demon Ghost Malboro||Dimensional Sanctuary||Reverie Demon Oboro|
|Last Slavery||Dimensional Sanctuary||N/A|
Though the player isn't required to fight any of the bosses within the doors, they can choose to do so. As such, the Door Bosses are much tougher than the main story bosses.
In the opening of the game, you are presented the quests you can choose from. The quest that describes the beginning of the adventure: Main characters shadow’s powers are handed out to his friends.
The game allows the player to customize their character's appearance, such as their gender, hairstyles, eyebrows, eyes, voices, among other traits. Players are able to use their customized characters in multiplayer with 2 other friends, locally or online.
There are a total of 20 quests that can earn you new team mates for a reward, or special items. Some of these quests are required in order to move the story along and allows you access all sorts.
|Quest Name||Required||Required Party Members?||Rewards|
|The Door to the Otherworld||Yes|
|Yasato's Close Shave||Yes||Yasato||Fire Bracelet/Ability to fuse items/Yasato joins the party.|
|Quiet in the Hospital||No||Kluke||Kluke joins your party/Sewing Kit|
|King Jibral in Despair||Yes||King Jibral joins your party.|
|Jiro in Love||No||No||Jiro joins your party|
|Shu's Birthday||No||Kluke and Sahlia||Sahlia joins your party|
|Fushira's Adventure||Yes||Fushira||Fushira joins your party/Access to Destroy sidequest|
|Fly, Mechat!||Yes||No||You can now use the Mechat to access other planets.|
|Torippo's Secret||Yes||Torippo||Torripo joins the party.|
|Mokkori Power!||No||Marumaro||Marumaro joins your party/Several pieces of treasure.|
|Ancient Dreams||Yes||Anti-Eternal Engine (allows you to get rid of Green barriers)|
|Neo Jibral's Secret||Yes||King Jibral/Zola||Moon Key|
|The Forgotten Town||Yes||Yasato||Sun Key/Recipe Book|
- Shu and his friends lost their Shadows because of the Egg of Light. It is unknown if they are able to use them again.
- The game comes with 20 quests, but those who have played the game and beaten it say there are 21.
- After the main storyline, players have the chance to explore the New Planet and defeat more Beasts of the Otherworld.
- If the player speaks to someone in the Jibral Labratory, they can change their name.
- There are over a dozen base and emblems that give the character special abilities.
- Two emblems that cost 1,000,000 gold are said to be the strongest for the amount of damage and the defense is based on the amount of money the player has. However, there is one flaw: If a player would like to be the "strongest warrior with high defense", they most likely wouldn't spend their money as much for combining armor and weapons. If someone equips the emblem and its matching base and has about 100 gold, the emblem will come as useless.
- Three versions of Destroy can be fought in the game: Demon King Destroy, Raging King Destroy and Destroy. The first is a fusion of the Demon King Robots and an infant Destroy, the second is a stronger version of Demon King Destroy who is fought as a Door Boss. The third can be fought as another Door boss after the player gets Destroy's (the one in Fuschia's basement) growth to 100$ by feeding him every seed in the game..
- The game's final boss, Last Slavery resembles Rhapthorne (from Dragon Quest VIII) and also uses The Seal is Broken as it's battle theme.