Excerpt: Activision has seemingly cornered the market on movie based games. I cannot count how many of these types of games I have reviewed over the years. Some have been entertaining, but overall I have learned to keep my expectations realistic and take the game for what it is worth.
Conclusion: It's doable, but ridiculous. The game is also fairly one dimensional (mash buttons, win battles) and it gets really old. The higher ratio is due to sheer boredom, not necessarily difficulty. I don't absolutely hate the game, but it's not a great game either. 2 stars, if that.
Excerpt: I really, really enjoyed the Dreamworks film How to Train Your Dragon. Critics did, too - it's actually one of the highest rated feature films of 2010. Because of this, and because of my girlfriend's love for dragons, I figured reviewing Activision's video game adaptation of the film would be a...
Conclusion: from what I could tell, my son became almost entirely oblivious to the world around him. "I'm going to smash the TV with a hammer and you're going to bed without dinner if you don't turn this game off right now." No response.
Summary: Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon has you play as Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribes longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers.
Excerpt: There are good license-based games, there are mediocre ones and then there are bad ones. Of those three, How To Train Your Dragon manages to claw its way up from 'bad' to 'mediocre' with only a hair's breadth to spare.
Excerpt: Fight fire with fire and then fetch stuff How to Train Your Dragon, or for the purpose of this review HTTYD, was an interesting film. The trailer failed to inspire and it looked nothing more than a 3D cash in but instead it ended up being one of the best animations in decades.
Excerpt: Death, taxes, and videogame tie-ins are just a few of the certainties in life, so it should come as a surprise to absolutely nobody that we see a game tie-in for the recently released DreamWorks title How to Train Your Dragon.