Dragon Rage

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Dragon Rage
DragonRageCover.JPG
North American cover art
Developer(s) The 3DO Company
Publisher(s) The 3DO Company
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release
  • NA: November 27, 2001
  • EU: March 15, 2002
Genre(s) Shooter
Mode(s) Single-player

Dragon Rage is a PlayStation 2 game by The 3DO Company. The player controls an escaped dragon named Cael Cyndar in a mission to save the dragon race from extinction by the orcs. Cael's guide is Adara the Sprite. The dragon's attacks include ramming, biting, grabbing & dropping, and breathing fire. Whenever Cael eats orcs, he gains Mana points. Eating farm animals replenishes Health. When Cael releases captured sprites, they give information or teach Cael about his magical powers. Orc forces include ground units (orc warriors), naval units (ships), air units (hot air balloons), castle defenses (towers), and war machines (catapults). There are many animations and cut scenes. The game was originally intended to be a Might and Magic title.[1] The title originally going to be Dragon Wars of Might and Magic. However, as the story did not truly coincide with the Might and Magic universe the title was dropped.[citation needed]

Gameplay[edit]

Dragon Rage is a dragon shooter game, where Cael flies around breathing fire, ice, lightning, and giant rock boulders. If Cael eats 5 cows, he can earn a fury attack. The first level trains Cael and the player to use dragon powers. Other levels include rescuing dragon eggs and sprites, destroying fortresses, passing through magical gates, and stopping orcs. The controls are simple and include barrel rolls, picking up rocks, and activating other dragon powers.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic50/100[2]
Review scores
PublicationScore
GameSpot4.1/10[4]
GameSpy55/100[6]
GameZone6.4/10[5]
IGN6.2/10[3]

Dragon Rage received mixed to negative reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the game received a score of 50/100 based on 9 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews"[2].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perkins, Ashley. "An Interview with Kudo Tsunoda of 3DO". Game Vortex. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Dragon Rage for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Dragon Rage review on ps2.ign.com". IGN. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ "GameSpot: PlayStation2 Reviews: Dragon Rage Review". GameSpot. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ "GameZone.com - Dragon Rage Review - PlayStation 2 Game". GameZone. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  6. ^ "PlanetPS2 - A Member of The GameSpy Network". GameSpy (PlanetPS2). Retrieved December 2, 2017.