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How to Raise a Dragon

rated 4.44 / 5 stars
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Jul 9, 2009 | 1:43 PM EDT
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The dragon: a majestic and complex beast. How is it born? How does it live and die? Magus X. R. Quilliam's definitive work, "How to Raise a Dragon," describes all that is known about these great creatures.

In this game, you can choose every aspect of the life of a dragon, including its appearance, its abilities, and how it treats the humans around it. You can choose to become a wild guardian, a fiery tyrant, a necromantic scourge, and many other unique destinies.

I'm doing a game a month, and this is my June game! Includes an additional behavior that wasn't in the original release.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Would have been a five if it had better graphics, but all in all, good game.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great, but could have been amazing

It's a great concept, but I would love to see it more fleshed out. Even though there are dozens of possible combinations to create your own unique "story", once we've played through it a few times, we've basically seen everything. I think this game would have been absolutely legendary if there were more gameplay to go along with your excellent design. Yes, the minimalism and charm work, but ultimately there's not much "game" here aside from walking around. The things you can do in the game's world feel insubstantial--eating magical herbs (and/or people) and using my breath powers on props aren't very exciting things to do.

I think it would be amazing if we could do more in the third stage of the game to really affect the world in multiple ways, or to play out the parts of the "story" that the game summarizes. If I'm the guardian of a a human settlement, wouldn't it be cool if I could defend that settlement from other humans (or dragons)? That sort of thing. You could really expand upon this project and make something even better than you have right now--maybe in a sequel, or an updated "1.5" release.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


fun to get all the things, like breaths, and its nature and stuff, but after that its not so much fun.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

good overall game

I like the gameplay and storyline but if you make a Sequel you could use better graphics


Rated 4 / 5 stars


But could be better and longer, and given more options.
Also the graphics were way too pixeled, and the smoke at the battlefield wasn't animated.