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Eragon (Xbox 360)

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Genre: Adventure / Rating: T - (Teen),up to 2 players / published by: Vivendi Universal

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      04.09.2009 00:32
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      Even a fan would shudder at this game

      with a big screen movie its game adaptation follows and Eragon is no different. The game follows the movie with you playing as similar characters.

      The plot is of a young farmboy becoming a dragon rider after a long time where most of the dragons have been slayed. The plot is good as it got a solid backing from a book as well as the movie.

      The gameplay does have co op mode so a buddy can drop in anytime which is alwasy fun. Yu can fight with a sword, shoot arrows or pull off some magic which is quite interesting. The combat system still feels outdated when compared to modern games. You also get to play as the dragon which is fun at first but quickly looses it appeal

      Graphics is very poor and looks botched up. Music is taken from the film but doenst go with the game as well. Voice acting is done from the actors from the movie yet it lacks their excitement.There is a lot of extra videos from cast and levels design images but only interesting if you are really a fan.

      Eragon isnt a great or well developed game and suffers from a rushed out product like other movie game adaptations. If you are a fan and willing to look the other way to its fallbacks in gaming go for it otherwise avoid

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        22.04.2009 21:39
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        Poor Poor Poor

        Oh dear, oh dear what a mess of a game, this game certainly could make it into the Game of the Year- yes you got it WORSE Game of the Year. Luckily this was a rented game and if its Gamerpoints you are after, you should have 900 points within a couple of nights, but it means you would have to play the game twice. This is where you have to be strong if you really want the Gamerpoints then go for it, i personally couldn't face two playing sessions because its that bad a game.
        360 games have never really produced a decent direct movie tie-in game, to be fair the history of games, bar Goldeneye, have never had a good record with movie tie-ins. I haven't seen the film, but if the game reflects the film the film must be just as shockingly bad.
        Don't even know where to start, graphics are last generation, poor linear levels that have no appeal to look at, controls work when they want to work. It tries to dazzle you with loads of special moves, trust me when I SAY two moves are only needed, jump and hit with sword that will see you through the whole game. Sound effects are like banging your own teeth with a cold metal spoon.
        The only good thing I can say about this game is while i rented it, I prevented someone else from renting it and thus saving them a few nights of pain.
        Summary Top Ten of worst games gets in at number 1

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          31.12.2008 01:47
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          The most pointless game for the 360

          This game is one of the most disappointing games I have played in a long time.

          Normally with fantasy games there is a certain level of customizability a player gets with the character or the character abilities

          This game offers nothing of the sort - what you see is what you get with it.

          There is usually a certain level of flexibility to completing levels, this doesn't offer anything of the sort either.

          The most disappointing thing about this is that it also offers nothing varied or original.

          The achievements for this game are all "Secret" so you have nothing to strive for or look forward to achieveing.

          The plot misses out LOADS from the movie, and the gameplay is very linear... in other words, this is a 3D version of a 2D game... there is only one direction forward, and only one way to complete this game.

          The game is also VERY short... buy it at 9am and trade it in by lunch.

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          Based on the best-selling novel and feature film, this epic fantasy-adventure centers on a young farm boy named Eragon whose destiny is revealed with the help of a dragon. Eragon, now a Dragon Rider, is swept into a world of magic and power, discovering that he alone has the power to save -- or destroy -- an Empire. Gamers will engage in intense battles with an unparalleled combo and magic-based combat system, including stunning finishing moves, multiple grapples and degradable blocks with unique counter attacks. The adventure is heightened with breathless dragon flight-based combat and devastating dragon summon attacks. Fantasy fans can also share the adventure with 2 player co-op featuring team attack bonuses and dragon fight/flight combo gameplay.