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Games where you ride a dragon #1172158
12/18/18 08:49 PM
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A long time ago I played a game called Drakan, where your character, Rynn, rides a dragon for part of the game. The dragon can fly around, taking out enemies with various types of flame attacks.

There was a sequel called Drakan: The Ancient Gates, but that was for PS2, not PC.

Are there any other Darkside games where you can fly around on the back of a dragon?

Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: Jenny100] #1172160
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That's a good question Jenny.

Most of the games I've played usually contain battling dragons. The exceptions to that were Divinity 2 where you gain the ability to be a dragon for certain portions of the game and Skyrim. In the latter you get the ability to call and "tame" dragons using a shout learned in the Dragonborn expansion.

Doing a quick search, it looks like many of the suggested ones are older console games. Hopefully, we'll dig up some others. grin


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Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1172161
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MobyGames has a list of games that involve dragons here. That might be a starting point for researching your question.

Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: Jenny100] #1172167
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Thanks for the link, Marian.

You'd think there would be more games that featured riding a dragon considering how fun it is.

I know about Panzer Dragoon, where you ride a "dragon-like" creature.
But those graphics are a bit much -- especially on a big LCD monitor.

And I know there are parts of the Drakengard games where you can ride a dragon, but those are for Playstation, not PC.

As you said, Trail, most games seem to be about fighting dragons, not flying with them.

I didn't know you could turn into a dragon in Divinity 2. It sounds similar to Divinity: Dragon Commander where you can turn into a dragon. Not exactly what I'm looking for, but it looks like flying as a dragon may be as close as I can get to what I'm looking for.

Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: Jenny100] #1172256
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I should clarify, it's Divinity II the Developer's cut, not Divinity II: Original Sin. It's part of the Dragon Knight Saga and contains the expansions Ego Draconis and Flames of Vengeance.

Here's the link at GOG Divinity II: Developer's Cut

Flying as a dragon takes a little getting used to, but I found the game quite entertaining.


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Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: Jenny100] #1172277
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Twinsun flies around on a dragon, at least in the second game. It was one of my earliest forays into pc gaming, and in a strange way got me into adventure games (as opposed to dark side stuff). Its on GoG I think.


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Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: Jenny100] #1172763
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I know Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern involves riding dragons. It's a bit old now, being from 2001, but I recall it being an enjoyable RPG/adventure game.

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Originally Posted By: gremlin
I know Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern involves riding dragons.

I'm pretty sure your character only rode the dragon in cut scenes, and you never had control over flying the dragon yourself. Am I misremembering? It's been a long time since I played that game.

Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: Jenny100] #1172895
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
Originally Posted By: gremlin
I know Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern involves riding dragons.

I'm pretty sure your character only rode the dragon in cut scenes, and you never had control over flying the dragon yourself. Am I misremembering? It's been a long time since I played that game.

You may very well be right, Jenny. It's a looong time since I played it too, and my memory may be faulty.

Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: gremlin] #1172900
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That's my recollection too. I have this game installed on my Windows 7 computer and with a patch, the game runs very well.

Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: Jenny100] #1172920
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I think Twon Ha translates as dragon in Talan woozy


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Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: flotsam] #1172921
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Originally Posted By: flotsam
I think Twon Ha translates as dragon in Talan

I missed out when I played Outcast -- I thought I wasn't supposed to ride the Twon Ha because the Talan that sold him to me said so. I didn't realize until halfway through the rest of the game that the seller was full of it.

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I knew I could but rarely did. Tended to get around with the transporter thingys while collecting things in between.


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Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: flotsam] #1172934
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Me, too !! laugh


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Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: Jenny100] #1173420
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Jenny,
I just loved riding/flying around on the back of Rynn's dragon too.
It is the only game where I actually went a bought a joystick to use when
dragon riding. The stick made it really feel more like navigating and soaring.
It also made fighting easier once I got use to pushing buttons on it. When I
would switch back to Rynn I would go back to using mouse and keyboard.


My Twon Ha joy I would ride it absolutely everywhere I went once I was
able to. Just loved, loved, loved it. It made getting around so much quicker
and fun. I mapped out the whole world on paper cuz kept getting lost otherwise,
and did every single side quest there was, so Twon Ha was greatly used.

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Originally Posted By: Sassy
Jenny,
I just loved riding/flying around on the back of Rynn's dragon too. It is the only game where I actually went a bought a joystick to use when dragon riding. The stick made it really feel more like navigating and soaring.
It also made fighting easier once I got use to pushing buttons on it. When I would switch back to Rynn I would go back to using mouse and keyboard.

I never tried a joystick with Drakan. I bought a joystick (a Madcatz Panther XL) to play Tomb Raider with and it didn't work (the original 1996 Tomb Raider). The selection screen would just spin around and I couldn't select anything or start the game. So I put the joystick away and never tried it with any other game. It was probably a Tomb Raider specific problem because I heard other joysticks had the same problem with Tomb Raider.

Originally Posted By: Sassy
My Twon Ha joy I would ride it absolutely everywhere I went once I was able to. Just loved, loved, loved it. It made getting around so much quicker and fun. I mapped out the whole world on paper cuz kept getting lost otherwise, and did every single side quest there was, so Twon Ha was greatly used.

If I ever play Outcast again, I'll definitely ride the Twon Ha as soon as I get it. It was fun bounding along on the back of the Twon Ha.

Re: Games where you ride a dragon [Re: Jenny100] #1173980
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Make sure you play the upgraded version Jenny


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