So much has changed for the Xbox brand since February 24, 2005. That was the day when the world first learned that Japanese gaming legend Hironobu Sakaguchi (creator of Final Fantasy and formerly one of Square Enix's most successful producers) would be making two next generation games for Microsoft. Currently these are role-playing games (RPGs) meant for the Xbox 360, and one of them has finally been released to the delight of English-literate gamers in the East.
That game is Blue Dragon and this version is the 2nd Asian region release, now packed with full English text/subtitles as well as Japanese and Korean voiceovers. As it turned out, Blue Dragon is a heavyweight joint collaboration between Microsoft (publisher), Mistwalker (Sakaguchi's studio), Artoon (game development and coding), Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball Z creator and character designer) and Nobuo Uematsu (musician responsible for Final Fantasy soundtracks). With their combined efforts, I myself had pretty high expectations for this game and for two years I have waited. Let's not forget that Sakaguchi and Toriyama worked together in the classic Chrono Trigger.