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As a reviewer, I enjoyed Eragon. It was fun and it only took a few days of casual play to finish, but for those looking for a good bang for their buck, this is one of those games that relies heavily on its multiplayer modes for much of its extended value. I can easily recommend Eragon for the PSP if you can get at least one other person to buy a copy, otherwise, the solo game is good for a weekend rental at best.
Eragon is for series fans who love the flight/combat genre. It’s not going to replace Ace Combat or Star Fox on anyone’s wish list. But you will get some enjoyment out of it. The ability to control a dragon so freely, and with so much power, has not been had from a previous handheld release.
Eragon offers single and multiplayer gaming modes with crisp graphics and an explosive classical musical score. Despite the high production values, the gameplay and missions done with the oversized Zippo are disappointing. The game doesn’t take a large amount of time to finish and lacks replay value. All in all, it’s very suitable for a weekend rental.
Die Handheld-Eragons haben mich eiskalt erwischt: Nachdem Amaze Entertainment zuletzt mit den zweiten verfluchten Karibikpiraten ganz tief ins Gamedesign-Klo gegriffen haben, wurde hier saubere Arbeit abgeliefert. Besonders die DS-Fassung ist erstaunlich gelungen – schöne 3D-Grafik, nette RPG-Elemente, simple Quests, leichte Kämpfe und schöne Storyführung bilden summa summarum ein feines Action-Adventure, das seinen Zelda-Einschlag kaum verleugnen kann. Die PSP-Fassung ist prinzipiell auch eine prima Sache, ist sie doch keine einfache Konvertierung der großen Versionen, sondern widmet sich der sonst so vernachlässigten Drachen-Perspektive von Eragon und liefert eine schöne Kulisse. Allerdings steht die fummelige Steuerung einen flüssigen Spielvergnügen stur im Wege, auch das abwechslungsarme Spieldesign, das im Grunde nur aus »Flamme hier alles zugrunde« und »Wirf hier einen dicken Stein hin« vermag nicht längerfristig an den Handheld zu fesseln.
While fun in short burts, Eragon lacks the wings to really soar. Much of the experience is hampered by shoddy control, and the mission objectives could use more variety. The multiplayer aspect provides plenty of entertainment, though. Plus, torching hordes of enemies and eating goats for health is always fun.
Eragon sounds great in concept, but poor controls and claustrophobic level designs unfortunately clip this dragon's wings. If you can forgive the problems, you'll find some exciting and enjoyable moments in the game. The multiplayer is clearly the focus of this game, and it is actually somewhat enjoyable. Particularly impressive is the generous game-sharing feature that lets you play this game unrestricted with friends who don't own copies of their own. If you're not interested in a multiplayer game, though, you'll want to look elsewhere to get your fill of high-flying combat.
Unless you're a real Eragon fan, this might be about as far as you get. This is definitely a try-before-you-buy title. Rent or borrow it and play it for a solid hour before you decide if it's for you, or at least hang onto the receipt. And if at all possible, give the multiplayer a shot; it's the game's best feature. There's no doubt that some gamers are going to take to this title like a dragon to the air, but for others, the fun may not even get off the ground.
No matter how you slice it, rampant dragon destruction is more fun than running around smacking bad guys with a dagger. So it stands to reason that of all the Eragon titles on the market, the PSP version is the one to get. I know that’s a little bit like saying that of all the Clay Aiken albums on the market, Measure of a Man is the one to get, but there must be some fans of the movie out there, right? Right?
Les fans d'Eragon qui s'attendaient à découvrir sur PSP un beat'em all dans la lignée des versions consoles de salon seront sans doute surpris de voir que ce titre ne propose que des phases de vol à dos de dragon. Si celles-ci sont plutôt bien pensées sur le papier, le gameplay ne se révèle pas suffisamment souple pour les rendre vraiment intéressantes à jouer, y compris lors des affrontements en "arènes".
Eragon is a great example of why most people stay far away from licensed video games. Much like most licensed products, they're rushed to shelves for their marketability and not because they're actually worth your time or money. As I mentioned, for a game apparently seeking a younger audience, it can be far too difficult at times, and most children will probably even realize just how shallow the game's single-player experience is after 30 minutes. The multiplayer can be surprisingly fun, but only in small doses. Eragon fanatics who must own all things Eragon-related are going to buy this game, regardless of my recommendation. If I were you, I'd leave this dragon inside of its bad egg and forget that you ever found it.
I can't decide who's at fault here. Is it Sony for including 3D power and no way to control the camera? Or is it the fault of these game developers that insist on developing 3D games that obviously need camera control? Racing games seem to work fine. Fixed camera games seem to have no trouble. Was it Sony's intention for there to be no first person shooter type games on the handheld? No good 3D platform games? Could they really have been that short sighted?
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A film moyen, jeu moyen ? C’est en tout cas le cas avec Eragon sur PSP. Le titre de Sierra vous propose d’entrer dans la peau de Saphira, le dragon. Oubliez Eragon, il n’y a rien à faire avec lui, si ce n’est de le protéger ! Nous voilà donc avec un shoot’em up, ou un simulateur de dragon si vous préférez.