I of the Dragon PC

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
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  1. 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).
  2. The biggest problem with the game, however, is the repetition. After the first few missions, most of the game settles into "kill monsters, build town, repeat."
  3. Dragon models are gorgeous, eating things is cool, a nice change from the stale humanoid saves humanoid RPG model.
  4. The overall single-player campaign of I of the Dragon will leave you under whelmed. In the 15-20 hours it will take you to finish you'll end up doing the same tasks over and over again.
  5. Has some short-term appeal, but over time it makes you feel like a glorified exterminator, tediously eliminating an endless stream of generic monsters for no real reason.
  6. 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.
  7. A great idea wrapped up in a very mediocre game.
  8. 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.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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 ! Full Review »