Critic & User Reviews
posted by breath4sou (HOWARD, OH) Apr 11, 2010
Member since Mar 2009
10 out of 10 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Great Game, But I Hate Training My Dragons.
posted by PizzaFreak (BEAVERTON, OR) Sep 6, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Decent cross-genre game
posted by Zalfrin (IOWA CITY, IA) Dec 30, 2010
Member since Dec 2010
4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
My only real complaint is the mini games get monotonous. Finishing them all for one dragon isn't bad, but if you want to max out all four dragons, you'll find yourself getting bored. It would have been nice if the training at least was unique for each dragon, but while the moves are executed differently by each dragon, the training sessions end up being the same.
Story mode seems somewhat short, but due to all the training/mini games, it'll take you some time to complete. I'm at 55% after 7 hours.
This title is definitely worth a rent, perhaps worth a buy if you enjoy fighting games, as there is a versus mode in addition to the story mode. Overall, a pretty well done game, better than many that are on the Wii.
Decent game not made for little kids though
posted by juggalogmr (HEMET, CA) May 26, 2010
Member since May 2010
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
childish but fun
posted by bigwinslow (FOLSOM, CA) Jul 20, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Player beware use new battery's for your wii controller the mini games and battles can get sensitive or not read the direction your swinging.
This game too perfectly titled
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Mar 30, 2010
Member since Jan 2008
8 out of 12 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
How to Train Your Dragon, the Video Game, is part Street Fighter, part Nintendogs, and part basic adventure. In this game, you are given a dragon and have to train it to compete in a tournament.
But you have to keep the dragon healthy and happy by giving it stuff, stuff that you find all over town and the Wild Zone
Once your dragon is sort of powerful, you compete in the tournament and win it. Game over, right.
Not here. A second tournament opens up, but you have to train your dragon even more, get a second dragon and put it through the same repetitive training exercises as the first.
Oh, and you have to gather up twice as many items to keep them healthy and happy.
See where I’m going with this? The game can get tedious very quickly; you’ll be doing the same things over and over and over again. You will have to (eventually) get four dragons, put all four of them through the exact same training exercises, and go out wandering about gathering a vast amount of items for those dragons.
The fighting isn’t that fun either; it’s just a button mashing, Wiimote waving exercise. Breathing fire isn’t recommended because as you are getting a powerful blast, your opponent can either dodge the attack or hit you first (you can’t block and generate the fire blast at the same time.) The universal blocking can turn these fights bland and boring. Adding a second player in arcade mode doesn’t improve this game very much.
Sure, some of the five mini games are interesting, and you can make vast adjustments to your dragon’s appearance with different body parts with a vast array of colors to paint those body parts.
But the core game play will try your patience. How to Train Your Dragon, the Wii version needs some more adventure in it to kick it up a notch. SKIP IT
posted by frolfchamp (BATTLE CREEK, MI) Apr 10, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Better Than Expected
posted by Starcaster (VALENCIA, CA) Mar 26, 2010
Member since Oct 2009
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
how to train your dragon
posted by darknesshine (BAYSIDE, NY) Apr 27, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
its not to bad
posted by jacob52 (SLIPPERY ROCK, PA) Feb 28, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
how to train your dragon the game
posted by apaschal (west palm beach, fl) Jan 1, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
posted by Kirby172772 (TUALATIN, OR) Dec 17, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
Not great but really close!
posted by Roy_Hitsugaya (PUEBLO, CO) Jun 18, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
Alot like Mortal Combat
posted by Eichstaedt (KENOSHA, WI) Jan 12, 2011
Member since Jan 2011
DIDN'T GET TO PLAY
posted by larryd14 (NEWTON, MS) Nov 16, 2010
Member since Nov 2010
Not What I Expected
posted by rlazo914 (MURRIETA, CA) Jul 11, 2010
Member since Jul 2010