Dragon's Lair 3D Xbox

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  • Summary: Princess Daphne has been kidnapped by the evil dragon, Singe, and hidden in a medieval castle owned my Mordroc, a powerful and malevolent wizard. To save her, you will take on the role of Dirk the Daring, a goofy but courageous knight. As he advances through the castle with the help of aPrincess Daphne has been kidnapped by the evil dragon, Singe, and hidden in a medieval castle owned my Mordroc, a powerful and malevolent wizard. To save her, you will take on the role of Dirk the Daring, a goofy but courageous knight. As he advances through the castle with the help of a magical amulet, Dirk must overcome a slew of challenges, from jumping over flaming pits and climbing ropes to flying across chasms and battling swarms of the wizard's minions. Use quick reflexes, cunning, and resourcefulness to fight your way through the castle to find Daphne and save the kingdom from Mordroc's clutches. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 6 out of 27
  1. It's a fun game for anyone that likes a good dungeon crawl, while fans of the arcade original will count this title among the best classic game updates ever.
  2. 78
    A stunning recreation of the original vision.
  3. Does rather well on all fronts, but even so, doesn't really have an element that makes it stand out from the crowd around it.
  4. Where the game lacks is in the repetitive nature of the battles and enemy types, but the beautiful locales, spectacular animation, diverse gameplay, and 1080 degree high-def TV option, more than bring up the rear. [Dec 2002, p.77]
  5. A playable game with a some enjoyable moments. If you've got the patience to struggle with the less than perfect control, go ahead and rent this one.
  6. Feels too slow and disjointed. Each area is small and the game doesn't do a convincing job of making you feel you are inside one huge interconnected castle.
  7. 20
    A terrible game... It may not be the worst game of the year, but it is the most disappointing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. DavidG
    Dec 10, 2009
    8
    If you like fast split-action instant-fire games, this is not for you. If you like "thinking" games, like Myst, this might be more up your If you like fast split-action instant-fire games, this is not for you. If you like "thinking" games, like Myst, this might be more up your alley. Dragon's Lair 3D is like a slower version of the original Dragon's Lair. Instead of becoming a game of quick reactions, it's a game where you can roam and explore and think about what you're going to do before you get knee-deep in the hoopla. Don't get me wrong... there is plenty of action and speed skills you'll have to master in this game, but you'll also have to be a good thinker if you're going to win this adventure. The original animated (laserdisc) arcade version of Dragon's Lair made some waves and captured the hearts of many quarter-toting teens. Dragon's Lair 3D, although not really breaking any new technology boundaries, provides what Dragon's Lair fans have always wanted -- a way to actually explore Dirk's surroundings, not just react to them. Aside from the original laserdisc arcade game, I would say this is the next best addition to the Dragon's Lair franchise (because they have released some stinkers in the past -- mostly ports of the original). It's not for everyone, though -- if you want non-stop, non-thinking kill-them-now action this game is not for you. If you want to challenge your mind as well as partake in action sequences this game may be what you're looking for. Collapse

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