Reviews and Problems with How to Train Your Dragon
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How to Train your Dragon Review
Cheat Code Central
3 October 2010
Conclusion: How to Train Your Dragon is a pretty good game if you enjoyed the movie and want to continue the experience. However, the glaring story inconsistency and the repetitive gameplay may limit the appeal to youngsters. Just make sure NOT to let anyone play this one before they watch the movie, as it will definitely ruin the movie for them.
Movie tie-in is a fighting game with moderate violence.
Common Sense Media
6 September 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that How to Train Your Dragon is the video game tie-in for the Hollywood film of the same name, and that kids who see the movie or play the game will likely be drawn to the other as well. The game’s primary action is similar to that of a typical fighting game, with two characters (in this case dragons) fighting to reduce each other’s health bars by using complicated combination attacks involving slashes and flaming breath.
Excerpt: Unlike fellow reviewer Trevor H, I have not had as much experience reviewing movie based games as him given that they usually manage to land on his desk. That being said, I have reviewed a few, and the quality has been all over the map from good to quite bad. I have to agree that the rush to get these types of games out in conjunction with a movie's release can hurt a game.
Excerpt: I’ve always been a strong believer that it’s a difficult task for developers to make games that tie into the children’s movies. The cycle for development has a strict deadline, for one. I mean, the game has to be ready to go at roughly the same time as the movie and sometimes even weeks before. Game makers also don’t have as much familiarity with the subject matter as the writers of the film do, which can lead to weak scripts.
Excerpt: Après «Shrek», «Madagascar» et «Kung Fu Panda», les studios Dreamworks Animation reviennent avec «Dragons», une grande aventure pleine d’action et d’humour dans un monde mythique peuplé de vigoureux Vikings et de dragons fantastiques. C’est au studio français Etranges Libellules...
Excerpt: Si la version Nintendo DS nous arrive en parallèle des moutures HD, le titre ici présent s'avère légèrement différent de ses homologues. Bien qu'on y retrouve les personnages du film d'animation éponyme, l'ensemble délaisse volontairement l'aspect scénaristique pour se pencher davantage sur le gameplay. Est-ce une bonne chose ? A vous de voir mais voici d'ores et déjà un début de réponse.