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  • Summary: Designed specifically for the Wii system, Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire is a 3rd person action-adventure game where players unleash the magical powers of a fierce dragon, creating a unique and visually stunning weapon through their sword and arms. Players utilize an intuitively designed, two-handed Wii control scheme and use both arms simultaneously to emulate the dragon’s arms, wings, tail, fire and more as they embark on an epic fantasy adventure in more than 20 unique environments in 6 visually stunning worlds. [D3Publisher of America] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. While Dragon Blade is not like God of War it does have some similarities, at least in the entertainment areas.
  2. 65
    While the graphics are rather plain, the sound is quite good. I never got tired of the main adventure theme, and the thunderclap of your magical dragon appendages displacing the air with their glowing energy is the perfect effect.
  3. This game isn't worth $45 or $50, but it does have a small degree of potential.
  4. Utterly uninspired stuff in every single way imaginable. [Jan 2008, p.55]
  5. Modern action games are expected to be stylish, thrilling, customizable, and visually compelling, and Dragon Blade comes up wildly short in most regards. There's surely a market for titles that feature punishingly difficult, fast-paced battles and little else, but most gamers will likely tire of this drab experience long before the final battle.
  6. It’s good to see a developer at least trying to break the mold on the system, but Dragon Blade is far too archaic and bland to appeal to either side of the Wii equation.
  7. Unfortunately even at 40 bucks, the price is about 30 too much and the game can’t be relied upon to provide anything other than brief moments of cool sandwiched between hours and hours of frustrating mediocrity. Dragon Blade isn’t budget—it’s low rent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. AntonioG.
    Feb 8, 2008
    A great, well designed and fun game that grows on you the more you play. A great buy at $40 (which I paid for it), and an even better value now at $20 at Amazon.com Collapse
  2. RobH.
    Oct 5, 2007
    Better than the pros will ever rate it, because they value graphics over basic fun. Exclusive to Wii, this fun brawler deserves a place in the Wii library. Expand
  3. EricL.
    Oct 25, 2007
    Overall a fun experience for Wii users who value entertainment over graphics and gimmickry - it is challenging for those of us not a part of the gaming generation. Expand
  4. HeathR.
    Sep 30, 2007
    This is actually one of the most fun and challenging games I've ever played in recent years. The presentation isn't very good at all ... but the controls and difficulty really make up for it. Expand
  5. Jul 13, 2012
    This game isn't a mindless hack and slash it's a game where you have to actually think about the moves you make. If you just start attacking you'll get killed pretty fast. The controls do get frustrating especially when you are trying to kill a boss, but if you turn down the sensitivity in the options they work A LOT better. It is mission based and the missions are point A to point B, but there are armor pieces you can find when you look around.This game reminds me a lot of the summoner on the PS2 because the combat and the graphics are a bit similar. Its a pretty good game for the Wii. Expand
  6. SteveT.
    Oct 1, 2007
    Overall it is an OK game. The graphics are sub par, but at least they don't lock up. The controlls are so-so. They are fun, but not always accurate. I do find my self getting excited during the big battles. This game can be challenging at times. For most part though it looks like it suffers from a lack of devlopment or budget. It could have been much more with more of both. Who knows? I would say rent this one if you are curious or bored. You're not missing much. Expand