Video Games: Into the Dragon Kingdom

Mythical creatures par excellence, dragons fill the imagination of video game developers… as well as gamers who finally have the opportunity to interact with these fantastic beasts.

The word “dragon” comes from the ancient Greek “dragon”, meaning a giant sea serpent, but thousands of years later, this word today refers to winged creatures, in some cases allies of people and objects of many desires.

In the gaming universe, dragons are inherently evil. In “Dragon Quest” in 1986, the hero will have to face the Dragon Master, a terrible character who controls these animals and can turn into a dragon. Since then, the franchise has dwindled in manga, novels, and even the feature film Dragon Quest: Your Story released in Japan in 2019.

Fast forward to the next decade, in which one of the cutest dragons to hit the gaming world is undoubtedly little Spyro, the “Spyro Dragon” released for the PlayStation in 1998.

New versions of the games in this franchise have been re-released under the name Spyro Reignited Trilogy. The player still incarnates the purple dragon and must free the other dragons trapped in the crystal traps, the adorable Spyro faces the dreaded Gnasty Gnork in the final battle.

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Dragons are now an integral part of many games and franchises, including legendary animals that provide players with a fantasy environment in which to develop alongside (or against) these mythical creatures.

The official MMORPG based on Dungeons and Dragons, Neverwinter features quests and campaigns entirely dedicated to dragons, these animals prove to be formidable adversaries even for experienced fighters. We are pleased to note that the version for Windows can be downloaded for free on the official website.

It’s impossible to talk about dragons without mentioning The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a title in which these animals are inseparable from the script. Indeed, the “Dragonborn” – the player – can absorb the soul of the dragon he has just killed, and he must defeat Alduin, a being whose prophecy indicates that it will destroy the world.

MMORPG World of Warcraft included evil dragons when it was released in 2004, but riding them became possible when flying mounts appeared when The Burning Crusade was released in 2007. year, called “Dragonflight” and will allow players to embody one of these mythical animals and visit their home world.

Far from these “serious” games, many phone games give pride of place to dragons, but in a much more relaxed way.

So, “Dragon Farm” (yes, yes, it exists) offers to build a farm, explore a mysterious island and thereby reveal the secrets of dragons (and in addition they are pink … yes, yes).

Still in the cute dragon series, but this time in a game adapted from the movie, here’s Dragons: Rise of Berk, which lets you find Crokema and all the inhabitants of Berk Island by growing your own dragon in order. to help the population. Yes, it’s charming.

Somewhere between a simulation game, “Pok√©mon” and “Street Fighter”, here’s “Dragon City Mobile”. The description may seem surprising, even unbelievable, but know that you need to build a city in which you will breed dragons. You will fight them and collect them to become a dragon lord.

Yes, there is no doubt that dragons are everywhere these days. Proof (other than the water park at Village Vacances Valcartier)? Even Nintendo hit it in 2017’s Super Mario Odyssey, including the villainous Lightning Lord near the end of the game. Happy dragon hunting!

“Dragon Quest”: https://dragonquest.com for multiple platforms

“DQ Dai: Hero’s Bond”: https://dragonquest.com/DaiHerosBonds_en/ for Android and iOS

Spyro Reignited Trilogy: https://www.spyrothedragon.com/ for multiple platforms

“Neverwinter”: https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/neverwinter for Windows, Xbox and PlayStation.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: https://elderscrolls.bethesda.net/skyrim for Windows, Xbox and PlayStation https://elderscrolls.bethesda.net/en/skyrim “World of Warcraft”: https://worldofwarcraft.com/ for Windows and macOS

“Dragon Farm”: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dragonmonster.idlefarmadventure.free&hl=en for Android and https://apps.apple.com/au/app/dragon-farm-adventure . /id1563159261 iOS Dragons: Rise of Burke: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ludia.dragons&hl=en for Android

“Dragon City Mobile”: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=es.socialpoint.DragonCity&hl=en for Android.

“Super Mario Odyssey”: https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/super-mario-odyssey-switch/ for the switch