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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Battle of Giants: Dragons is a action/role-playing game where you control a young dragon in a one-on-one fights. You don't do the fighting, but rather draw on the touch screen to activate it. The fighting isn't gory, but there is plenty of tail whipping, claw scratching, and fire-breathing. The sounds made in battle can be jarring, and the screen shakes at times. Up to four friends can play this game together.
What's it about?
What would happen if the philosophy surrounding ninja warriors met the unbridled power of dragons like Godzilla? In BATTLE OF GIANTS: DRAGONS, you’re a snarling young dragon taught how to save your world by a powerful master dragon. But these aren’t cute dragons like Spyro. They’re big, life-like reptiles, full of anger and fire-breathing action. Because the evil Salmu dragons have stolen gems that hold mysterious power, you have to fight these formidable foes to retrieve the gems and to make the world of Tammabbukku peaceful once again.
Is it any good?
Here’s a fairly unique, feature-filled game that makes full use of the Nintendo DS’ touchscreen technology. You make your dragon fly by tapping the beast twice and you can breathe fire by rubbing the stylus between his wings. Then, you can point to where you want the flames to go. You make your creature more powerful by defeating dragons by using the four elements and then collecting those powerful gems when your oppontent expires. Along the way, you get more body parts to customize your dragon. Because this game is on the DS, which doesn't have much memory, you’ll find the cut scenes are often repetitious. Otherwise, you get a beautifully drawn action game that includes multiplayer with four friends in tournament mode.
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