From the review, "...Thankfully, like Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, Blue Dragon Plus is successful in it's endeavor. It manages to continue the story in an engaging fashion and may give players a greater appreciation for the original game. I know that after playing Blue Dragon Plus for the past four days, I find myself wanting to pick up the original game.
If you haven't played the original Blue Dragon, you still should be okay to jump into Blue Dragon Plus. All you need to remember is that a boy named Shu and his friends saved the world after gaining the power of sentient shadows. Now, the main villain of the original game, Nene, is back, and the heroes have to save the world again..."