The developers missed a trick here. In my opinion, the game could have been so much more quite easily. The flying is brilliant, allowing you to bank so harshly and attack means that we could have had a game that set island against island in numerous battles. However, we are stuck with an ok racer dragged to mediocrity by idea of the “Dragon Games”.
If you're a big fan of the movie and you can take advantage of the multiplayer with your kids, the exploration aspect of How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a soothing, enjoyable romp through a detailed island gameworld accompanied by a triumphant soundtrack. As a retail game, though, it's a steep asking price for a dragon adventure with repetitive minigames and little depth.
Best game of the 21st century. if you like cheese this game is for you. What we at Galliant Reviews mean is that it gives you all the goodness of a "cheesy" game! haha... It does for some odd reason make you crave dairy products, cheese specifically.
Yours truly, - Galliant Reviews
The movie was great, so I wanted to give the game a try. And the first few hours are fun. Especially the flying controls work very well. But soon, I realized, how repetitive the game gets. Overall rating: 6.7.
I am so glad I rented this game instead of buying it. This game would be a decent buy for $10 max! Unfortunately, no one is selling it for that price yet.
I played it for maybe 30 minutes before I gave up on it. Flying around on the dragons was fun but the mini games got old fast. Controlling the dragons isn't difficult but children will struggle to maneuver the dragon through the ring mini games. The biggest problem with the game is it is so limited in what it offers a player. There is no story/campaing mode. There is limited multi-player action available.
It feels like the developer spent a lot of time trying to get the visuals to look nice and the controls to not be broken and they ran out of time to make an actual complete game. I feel bad for any parent that bought this game for their child and then had to see their kid quit on the game probably immediately.
SummaryHow to Train Your Dragon 2 the video game lets players embark on a heroic adventure on their way to becoming a formidable dragon rider alongside the beloved characters from the film. Choosing from a variety of riders and dragons, players will enter a dragon flight school filled with tournament events, challenging mini-games and exciting...