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  • Summary: How to Train Your Dragon video game launches gamers into a third-person action-adventure as a Viking hero where they must embark upon an epic quest to become the ultimate dragon trainer. Gamers can play as characters “Hiccup” or Astrid” on the vast Island of Berk, which features expanded locales from the film including Vikings’ Village, Wild Zone, Training Zone and Fight Arena. In this truly larger-than-life adventure, players will train dragons, explore environments and battle in prestigious dragon tournaments as they battle for Viking victory. Plus, gamers can become the Dragon hero of their living room as they square-off with friends and family in endless head-to-head multi-player combat. [Activision] Expand
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  1. The game does attempt to merge a variety of different gaming genres together which some work and some don't. More particularly, some of the mini-games which were a little lacklustre.
  2. The game is very short, but also very short on story. Still, if you like the idea of battling with the dragons from the movie, the game will be fun while it lasts.
  3. It's neat for playing for fun – beat'em up feeling encounters adventure. But the quests and training lessons get boring soon. Fans of the movie can consider buying this one, but the rest should sneak a peek first.
  4. In conclusion, How To Train Your Dragon attempts to offer too much variety, but does little to fully develop any particular aspect.
  5. The final product is one that will appeal to more impressionable children, but probably frustrate the more determined ones.
  6. Dull, repetitive and almost embarrassing in the way it fails to entertain, despite the basics of an enjoyable game being in place here somewhere. [May 2010, p.65]

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  1. Jun 29, 2013
    First off, I am a huge supporter of the franchise. I was thrilled to purchase this game, way above the cost of what I should have, to have had the opportunity to own and play this game for a long time after the positive experience I had watching the movie. With that being said, this Wii game is not my favorite-- and not one I am discarding either. I am an adult playing this game and I would recommend it for young children. I have played this game in both completed one-player and two-player with a friend. I'm going to start with the two-player mode. I wish there were more things to do in two-player mode, but all you can do is fight each other with dragons you select. For my friend and I playing, this soon became boring and we moved onto other games with more things to do. But children can understand and mash buttons to play this part. This game is not non-violent, but I like how it is not full of blood or weapons or other discouraging things. The dialogue has characters mildly taunting each other, but it's not offensive to me. Graphically, in a "cute anime style", this game is great. Music is not compelling for me, but some of the sound clips, especially "Victory!" remain stuck memorably in my head. Onto the one-player mode, there are two main characters to chose. Not much customization there, but when you can select dragons of your own you can change color and style of it. There are mini games to play to improve the strength of the dragons. My favorite mini game involves flying to various islands on dragons to collect sheep and put them back in a pen. The problems in this game arise with faulty controls in a mini game training mode to strengthen dragons before preparing them for battle. This part is not only extremely repetitious as you have to do it with all dragons selected, but the controls on the wii can be faulty. Even in the mini games, the wii remote does seem to act up at times too. Overall, I would encourage people to buy this game if they are supporters of the franchise and enjoyed watching the movie. I would not encourage people who are not supporters to get this game as you really need to understand the movie to enjoy its simple charm. I would not encourage anyone to buy this product for above $20, as I feel the game is worth a solid $5-$10. There is enough gameplay time for about a few hours, but it's easy to complete and finish, and be bored wondering what can I do next? I wish there was more done on a two-player level, but both by myself and with a friend we had a brief amount of time of fun. Expand