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Quality Real Time Strategy
on July 4, 2011
Only slightly short, otherwise an excellent game.
Exceptionally reminiscent of all of the themes of Blue Dragon without emulating the game play, and a fine continuation of the Blue Dragon storyline.
Commanding small squads is a bit awkward, because selecting them is fairly unpleasant. In the same vein, choosing characters and abilities is a time consuming task, but necessary for victory, so you will spend less time commanding your troops and more time selecting and reorganizing your units to use their overpowered abilities.
The ability to shift units around for free after every battle nullified the purpose of having multiple squads, and just allows you to complete the game more quickly.
Three games for the DS have done this type of game really well. Lost Magic, Blue Dragon, and Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. Lost Magic focuses on the casting of abilities, while Revenant Wings focuses on troop command. Blue Dragon offers an experience which is between these two. If you enjoyed the story, music, and characters from Blue Dragon, you will likely enjoy this game.