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Parents' Guide to

How to Train Your Dragon

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Movie tie-in is a fighting game with moderate violence.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Cute and Fun Game.

I liked it. My 3 year old nephew and my 11 year old brother liked it. We especially enjoyed the customizing your own dragons feature. :)
age 11+

ehh.. twins can't make up their minds..

one liked it one didn't..we rented it from gamefly.. did not have the instuc. book so we were on our own for a bit.. she fig. it out.. he got bored..

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

As a fighting game, How to Train Your Dragon is decidedly average. There is little that feels original about the battles or the stages on which they are set. However, by the time the third tournament is reached it can become quite challenging. Button mashing won't work; you'll need to actually learn the combinations if you want to win. Assuming this is the first fighting game your children have played, they may experience frustration. It's a good thing the training exercises are thorough, if rather repetitive.

In fact, everything in the game is repetitive. Whether it's performing the same moves over and over again in training or bagging scores of chickens or dozens of pieces of ore, much of the experience feels like grinding for no other reason than to make the game last a little longer. What we've been given is okay, but it's a shame that players are tasked to repeat most activities until they're blue in the face.

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