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Great game! Until you (Rynn) work out how to find your dragon (Arokh) you're entirely on foot. The game play is excellent and the movement realistic. there are so many weapons to find, all with their different pros and cons, keep stocked up because they do wear out (nearly all of them do). I loved the graphics and special effects too. I just love that snow. Your end goal is to save your brother, who has been kidnapped for some evil purpose (naturally). There are many missions and subplots to complete along the way, all enjoyable. It feels good to have a dragon on your side, and he will even kill any baddies that may be around you when you're on foot, and he'll tell you to step aside so he can fry them for you! tehee, brilliant. There are magic crystals that you collect that give Arokh different types of fire. Remember that you can change which fire you use at any given time. Dog fights in the air, between dragons, is tricky, and you have to have mastered all the controls before you can get out of that jam in one piece. I can't find much to complain about in this game. The females have strange and extreme bodies, but what's new? Also, the gaming controls are complicated and extensive, so take a lot of time to totally master. Despite that it's a fab game to play. Great action game, and it's nice to fly.
When I saw Drakan - Order of the Flame advertized at Electronics Boutique for the amazing price of £7.99, I ordered it there & then. The game is very much "Tomb Raider" orientated in style and looks but it goes further, especially if your into "Sword & Sorcery" type games. The controls can be quite awkward unless you are a hardened gamer and can use a keyboard and a mouse at the same time - this gets easier with use. The game plays well in single player mode, runs smoothly and has good looking graphics which are both fast and effective. On the down-side, I tried it in multi-player mode several times and it crashed my system every time. I have even tried installing the latest patches (444 & 445) but they don't seem to make much difference to the multi-player mode. On top of this, with the patches installed, your original saved games will crash the game too - you have to start from the beginning again. If you just want another Tomb Raider type game in third person perspective, this could be the game for you. For the price, it's well worth a look anyway.
With inspired graphics and two distinct styles of action gameplay, Drakan blazes a unique path through the action/adventure genre. Unfortunately, a preponderance of bugs and poor multi-player douses the flames a bit. In all, Drakan is a mixed bag. With exceptional graphics and a good, solid single player experience, Drakan is certainly worth a look. However, the various gameplay bugs and glitches coupled with the sub-par multiplayer clip this dragon's wings and bring the game crashing to the ground. Don't say you weren't warned.