Conclusion: Despite Dragonology 's repetitiveness, I was surprised at how relaxing I found its non-competitive gameplay. It's a nice change of pace to break out a camera or an echo rune when a dragon looms above you instead of fumbling for a sword and taking a frantic tally of your healing potions. Hopefully future entries in the series will address Dragonology 's repetition, and maybe even allow you to raise a whole army of dragons instead of just one.
Excerpt: Do dragons interest you? Have you ever wanted a video game where you could capture and take care of dragons? If you answered yes to either of those questions you need to take special interest in Dragonology. This Nintendo DS video game lets you learn all about dragons. Yes they are mythical. In the world of Dragonology they are as real as bears, pumas, and elephants. The dragons need your help too.
Game based on book is a bit like an animal sim with dragons.
Common Sense Media
4 October 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Dragonology is a fantasy game based on the children’s books of the same name. Players travel around the world to find and learn more about exotic dragons. Other than wild, roaring dragons and animals that occasionally knock the player’s character down, there is no scariness or violence in the game. Plus, its wholesome message is similar to that of an animal simulator, as the player’s goal is to study, understand, and even care for dragons.
Conclusion: Most of Dragonology's issues are minor, though, and shouldn't keep young, dragon-crazed DS players from having fun tracking down the "real" dragons of the world alongside Dr. Drake here. Older gamers won't be nearly as entertained, as this one's clearly targeted to the younger set -- but if you've got a son, daughter, niece, nephew or cousin in the Eragon and How To Train Your Dragon age range, Dragonology on DS could be another nice addition to their own growing museums...