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  • Summary: Play as Eragon and his dragon as they set out to fulfill their destiny. Endure perilous travels, adventure and heart-pounding combat as you live the epic events of the movie. Disable and dispatch enemies with the unparalleled skills of a true Dragon Ride. Eragon's combat system features a variety of blistering attacks and defences, including a unique degradable block system. Extensive Dragon Combat – Ride Saphira and blast your enemies with bursts of fire, and call in devastating dragon attacks during melee battles. Eragon features multiplayer co-op with team attack bonuses and dragon fight/flight combo gameplay. Full cooperation from the film production team provides faithful implementation of the movie's look-and-feel. As Eragon discovers the powers hidden within him he learns to unleash magical attacks to decimate his foes. [Vivendi Games] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. While it's pretty linear and you can get through the game in about six to eight hours, younger players and those who don't go the walkthrough route will find it enjoyable to tackle the game at their leisure.
  2. Fans of the Zelda series, as well as anyone who’s keen on free-roaming adventure games, will be in handheld heaven.
  3. 70
    Eragon for the DS is a game so ambitious and huge, absolutely refusing to scale down its console-like design that I have to recommend it in spite of its many flaws.
  4. Eragon is still an experience better read than played… but this one’s possibly the most playable of the lot.
  5. Eragon is short and the touch-screen controls don't work very well, but it's still a fairly decent action adventure game.
  6. Eragon will take about six to seven hours to beat with little reason to go back and do it all again. The game looks fantastic despite being a run-of-the-mill action/adventure game.
  7. If you’re wondering what it would be like to ride on the back of a giant dragon, crushing those who would dare to oppose you, go out and rent "The Neverending Story." You’ll have a better time than you would playing Eragon.

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Score distribution:
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  1. KENNYK.
    Dec 28, 2006
    I am enjoying it! It is nice to have an open area to fight in (like ffxll). Are the clay pots just decoration? I feel it is a great game.
  2. Greg
    Jan 11, 2007
    This game was a lot better than I expected. The combat system is fluid and fun, with lots of variety. The damage physics and sound really feel like you're planting real hits on the enemies. The spell casting is a two part system of draw-first, then flick the spell from the touch screen. It's very satisfying. The huge landscapes are really engrossing, too, making this a really meaty adventure. Points off for abrubt ending and not much to bring you back, save for a complete replay sometime down the line when you're itching for some visceral kills. Expand