Parents' Guide to

Eragon

By Bobbi Dempsey, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Movie tie-in is about the fighting, not the story.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Perfect for 8+

Ive seen the movie and beaten the game in under 1h. The game is ok. There is some blood, maybe a little swearing (im not sure about the swearing i havent played it for years) and voilence.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Most video games based on movies, whether the film itself is a blockbuster or a box-office bomb, tend to be underwhelming. While ERAGON isn't exactly unplayable, it's not about to be nominated for game of the year. If you're not already familiar with the Eragon universe, expect to be lost or confused. The game starts off with a few tutorials about basic controls and the combat system. These tutorials leave the impression that there will be strategy involved and some type of intuitive combat system in place. Unfortunately, you can just about make your way through the entire game by mashing the A and B buttons.

One of the main draws of the Eragon story, which may excite die-hard fans of the franchise, is dragon-riding. Sadly, like many other aspects of the game, it is not executed well. But the game's biggest flaw is the crippling camera angles. In the middle of a battle you can find yourself hacking and slashing blindly because you can't see your character or the enemies swinging at you. All in all, Eragon can keep you entertained through a rental, but the bad camera, cheesy unlockables, and sheer lack of variety of gameplay will not sustain your interest.

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