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  • Summary: I of The Dragon is an Action-RPG where the player takes the role of a hero Dragon. The Dragon is young and must be matured in strength and power through a levelling system that will reward the player with new spells and skill upgrades. Play as one of three possible dragons, each with theirI of The Dragon is an Action-RPG where the player takes the role of a hero Dragon. The Dragon is young and must be matured in strength and power through a levelling system that will reward the player with new spells and skill upgrades. Play as one of three possible dragons, each with their own unique abilities. Use spells and brute force to hunt down and destroy the evil creatures that threaten the peaceful Nimoans. Defend towns, build new ones. Create mountains or bring them crumbling to the ground. Summon creatures to fight for you or rely on your own powers. Use all means available to help in your quest to unmask the source of evil that plagues the land. [Strategy First] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. The feeling you get when you're sure that the universe you're in either bows in front of you, or gets destroyed (in most cases you'll be forced to choose the second option) is a very exciting one and after a while it makes you fight until you've given your last breath. Dragon breath, of course!
  2. Dragons are still really god damn cool, and being able to gobble up villagers on a whim with nobody else caring (possibly because they're afraid of pissing off their dragon overlord) provides an unlimited amount of random, sadistic entertainment. I'd definitely rank this as a "must-buy" for any dragon-lovers out there.
  3. The balance in the game is a little off (I lost count of the number of times I had to load before I finally beat the end boss), and things are a little bit sloppy (I don’t think one sentence of the spoken dialogue actually matches the subtitles).
  4. As you get on in the game, the tedium of doing the same thing over and over again wears thin, and you'll be left wanting something more.
  5. 50
    The use of dragons as player-characters offers a unique perspective to the action-RPG genre, and it's stable and attractive. Even in a weak year for single-player RPGs, however, it's not enough; it simply doesn't offer enough gameplay elements to make it worth a purchase.
  6. People who just really dig dragons might be able to endure the interface issues, but for most of the rest of us, this one should be passed up for better games.
  7. Mass murder by dragonbreath has never been so monotonous. [Feb 2005, p.71]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. IustiP.
    Apr 19, 2004
    10
    I liked it since I saw the first screenshots. Now that is out I love it even more.
  2. IngoB.
    Aug 2, 2005
    10
    This Game is a real Gem , especially if you are into Dragons ! The graphics are great and the music is fantastic ! Fits like a glove ! If you This Game is a real Gem , especially if you are into Dragons ! The graphics are great and the music is fantastic ! Fits like a glove ! If you got used to the interface , it plays just fine ! One of my all time favorites ! Expand
  3. Catman
    May 23, 2004
    10
    Great gameplay, features and stories.
  4. BaowolfeH.
    Nov 9, 2004
    10
    This game is Amazing the style brilliant the game play is years ahead of its time and the fun factor is unsurpassed I've played many RPG This game is Amazing the style brilliant the game play is years ahead of its time and the fun factor is unsurpassed I've played many RPG games in my 30 years and this one by far ranks top drawer Thank you Zuxxes and Strategy first for finally letting someone's talent truly be shown. Expand
  5. ChihiroH.
    Jun 11, 2005
    9
    After getting used to the controls this game got me by surprise. I found myself playing the game continualy for long periods of time, and I After getting used to the controls this game got me by surprise. I found myself playing the game continualy for long periods of time, and I am more in "fast games" like UT2k4 and car sims. Very addictive game. Expand
  6. KDog
    Oct 29, 2004
    4
    I found this game to be boring, and not very well conceived. No story, weak combat system and the overall question "What the heck am I I found this game to be boring, and not very well conceived. No story, weak combat system and the overall question "What the heck am I doing?" doesn't help. No steps forward in the genre, flying everywhere is the only new thing in this game. Otherwise, older games have gotten it right, and done it better. Expand