We are huge How to train your dragon fans here and alongside the new film, that came out at cinema’s last week, the latest game in the franchise – Dragons: Dawn of New Riders’ has just launched in Europe on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
In this new game, a new heroic dragon and rider are taking to the skies and only you can help them defeat the evil villains who destroyed a dragon sanctuary created by Hiccup and Toothless.
When the island of Havenholme is found in ruins, mysterious survivors emerge as unlikely future heroes.
Scribbler is a scholar who cannot remember his past while Patch is a unique breed of dragon, a “chimeragon,” who harnesses new, unexpected powers they both discover along the way. Together they must explore new islands, battle fierce enemies, and piece together lost memories that will reveal the strange truth about Patch’s origin and why the villain, Eir, will stop at nothing to recapture him.
- A NEW ADVENTURE: Recover Scribbler’s lost memories as you forge a friendship with Patch, his ultimate hybrid dragon
- BATTLE: Unlock powerful abilities and take on fearsome foes
- EXPLORE: Fly to new and familiar locations including Havenholme, Valka’s Mountain and Blood Briar Island
- SOLVE PUZZLES: Swap between Scribbler and his dragon Patch to conquer obstacles
This game, which is set somewhere in-between the second and third films, has fast become Isaac’s new favourite and he loves that he now owns his very own dragon.
The game is a mix of exploring, puzzle-solving and combat and you can flit between the two main characters; Scribbles (the human) and Patches (the dragon) at any time by pressing ‘L’, to make use of their own set of abilities. Scribbles is the more basic character, unlocking a sword, shield axe and hammer for use in battle. The more exciting attacks come from dragon, Patches, who hurls balls of energy at his foes. As the dragon gets older, you gain access to ice, fire and electric powers too.
It is an easy dungeon style game to play, that is clearly aimed at the younger market. There is plenty to keep young players entertained and Isaac is happy to walk around the map and find treasure chests which contains plants with healing properties as well as the armour and weapons.
Hiccup and Toothless appear in the game to help guide the players, however, the one thing that Isaac was disappointed by, is that the game had no relation to the new film and therefore, there was no Light Fury to find.
All-in-all, this is a great game for fans of the How to train your Dragon franchise.