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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 aPlay 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] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. An excellent treat for fans of the books and soon to be fans of the film. The game covers a lot of territory while doing a great job of bringing a decent amount of challenge and thrills to the masses.
  2. It has nothing to offer that we haven't already seen in a thousand other hack-and-slash adventures. [Feb 2007, p.82]
  3. In the final analysis, however entertaining the movie might be, Eragon is an experience that’s better to read than it is to play.
  4. Even casual gamers will breeze through this game in about five hours. You can replay levels to find all the hidden dragon eggs, but with unlockables consisting of mini-documentaries on the making of the game, replay value is very low for this title.
  5. 46
    Eragon isn't worth the brief amount of time it takes to play through it. The gameplay and presentation aren't up to snuff and the storytelling cutscenes don't do their job at all.
  6. Magic may be coursing through Eragon's veins but it's exactly what's lacking from this dreary hack'n'slash affair.
  7. I'd recommend staying away from Eragon, but if you absolutely loved the book or movie and would love to swing Eragon's sword or "fly" Saphira, then, and only then, should you give Eragon a try.

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. RezzzM.
    Apr 21, 2007
    4
    When I purchased this game I was expecting an RPG with some customization and maybe a few choice dialogs. Instead, I was teleported into When I purchased this game I was expecting an RPG with some customization and maybe a few choice dialogs. Instead, I was teleported into battle scenes from a moviebook I had never read. The protagonist wasn Expand
  2. RobertHM.
    Aug 25, 2007
    2
    A waste of time and money. I have managed on occasion to get the game running but usually once I get the stupid screen that advises me that a A waste of time and money. I have managed on occasion to get the game running but usually once I get the stupid screen that advises me that a game-pad is best - nothing! I don't use a game pad and I have a new top-range computer with2Gb DDR2 memory, an 8600 graphics card 256Mb GDDR3 ram, and this useless game doesn't work. As far as the game is concerned, the amateur programmers should look for work more in line with their abilities. I am sure there must be a number of janatorial vacancies around. Expand