23rd Apr2019

Four Dragon-Themed Games to Try

by James Smith

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Nothing says high fantasy quite so succinctly or successfully as the inclusion of dragons. These leviathan monsters have featured in myth and legend since biblical times (and perhaps before that according to this source: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/, and they remain a cornerstone of the fantasy genre even today.  

So what is it that so entrances us about them? Acting as the inspiration for books, TV series, movies, slot games, and more, there is something about dragons that seems to have the nerd collective and more mainstream audiences alike hooked. Although we can’t quite put our finger on it, here are a few examples of that special brand of magic. 
 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Beautifully animated, epic, and filled with that peculiar strain of dragon magic, the fifth Elder Scrolls game is quite simply magnificent. Creating an engaging and immersive world, it provides a fantastical place for players to escape to, and has the ability to occupy our minds for hours at a time. There’s something about its Nordic setting, in particular, that is transcendent, and the addition of flying giants only adds to the game’s appeal. Of its dragons, Alduin is inarguably the king of kings. The biggest and baddest of its winged monsters, this world-destroying, fire-breathing beast is as terrifying as he is captivating – exactly as a dragon should be. 

Dragon’s Luck 

Dragons have inspired all sorts of fantasy-themed content, from novels like the A Song of Ice and Fire series through to slot games like Dragon’s Luck. Available to play online at sites like https://games.paddypower.com/c/jackpot-slots, this particular offering from Red Tiger Gaming features five reels and 10 paylines. Utilising the prevalence of dragons within Chinese lore, it has a uniquely beautiful aesthetic, with detailed animations and a compelling backstory. The dragon symbolism is strong, with the fire-breathing creatures having the power to transform symbols and deliver substantial pay-outs. Now that’s the sort of dragon we like best!

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

The World of Warcraft franchise features what are arguably some of the best video games ever created, and Cataclysm is one of the premier dragon-themed offerings out there. Though it has much to recommend it, the standout star is dragon Deathwing, the monster responsible for volcanoes, earthquakes and floods across Azeroth during the Shattering. As if this were not enough to mark him out as a truly magnificent foe, Deathwing has a tendency to appear at random and kill players. Is there any in-game death that could be more appropriately high fantasy than being devoured by a dragon?    

Demon’s Souls 

Demon’s Souls is a great game for dozens of different and worthy reasons, but if we had to choose just one, it may well be the inclusion of the Red Dragon. Towering, terrifying, and almost impossible to defeat, this mythical monster can only be ended by deploying God’s Wrath or a Sincere Prayer, but should you choose to go head to head with him, you’re likely to end up as a pile of smouldering ash no matter what you try. If these appropriately Arthurian methods are not an option, a Meat Cleaver is also reputed to be effective as explained in https://www.theguardian.com.
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Tell us, isn’t it time you embraced your inner nerd with these four fantastic dragon-themed games? 
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