Poor Hiccup has a lot to live up to in the Viking world - expected to slay dragons and overcome terrifying feats. But an encounter with a young dragon results in our hero becoming quite the pacifist, instead turning his hand to training the mythical beasts. In the How To Train Your Dragon video game, his epic quest becomes your epic quest.
Travel around the island of Berk in an adventure game that has you venture the Viking's Village, Wild Zone, Training Zone and Fight Arena. As you probably noticed, the Fight Arena is where you'll spend a lot of time battling other characters' dragons, but there are also many explorable areas where you can help build up the stats of your winged creature.
Create your dragon from a customisation menu that gives you six types of beasts to choose from, and a huge supply of other combinations that can alter its appearance. Once you've made it your own, it's time to explore any of the aforementioned areas to level up the dragon's speed, power and fire attributes, along with other statistics that will help it conquer all in battle.
Participate in legendary dragon battles alone or with friends and fight for your right to be crowned the ultimate dragon warrior!
Movie games are usually subject to tough time schedules. To turn out a quality product, this game's developers made a wise choice: They focused on the dragons, created a solid fighting game with tons of customization, then wrapped it in a large, beautiful hub world containing some fun mini games and light adventuring, all tied in to leveling up the central fighting game. They made it rock-solid, glitch-free and spectacular. It's not the largest or most diverse game around, but what's here is well done, fun to play and beautifully crafted. Good work.