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    HEXUS.gaming :: Review : Eragon - PS2

    Based on the best-selling novel, this fantasy-adventure centers on a young farm boy named Eragon whose destiny is revealed with the help of a dragon.

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    Pretty good review, I thought the game might be a bit shallow. Maybe one to rent on the 360 later in the year.

    Although I feel I should mention that Saphira is a she not a he (at least she was in the book, haven't seen the film yet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blademrk View Post
    Pretty good review, I thought the game might be a bit shallow. Maybe one to rent on the 360 later in the year.

    Although I feel I should mention that Saphira is a she not a he (at least she was in the book, haven't seen the film yet)
    Haven't seen the film yet, thanks! Looks like a he. I've put she in the review though, unless I'm missing where the mistake is?

    It's not awful by any means, if I was to rate it I'd give it about 50-55%. Worth a rent.

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    Is this actually based on the best selling novel? Or is it instead based on the aweful film that apparently has little to do with the book?

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    Hmmm... I looked at several posters for the film, took in the predictable American fantasy naming conventions, predictable American fantasy plot lines and shook my head in despair.. imagine my surprise when I find out the novel is written by a teenaged American!

    Good luck to him, I understand he's a home-schooled, self-published author so I do wish him well - however, I'm not a fan of high fantasy - it's amazing how knowing a bit about medieval armour and tactics can ruin a whole genre of fiction for you...

    PS I hate Harry Potter too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pollaxe View Post

    PS I hate Harry Potter too.

    May Voldermort strike you down, you good for nothing muggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    May Voldermort strike you down, you good for nothing muggle.
    May Tolkien grant you better fiction taste!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollaxe View Post
    May Tolkien grant you better fiction taste!
    Get back in your hobbit hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    Get back in your hobbit hole.


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    Maybe it's just me, but why does the whole Eragon thing seem to be an unabashed rip-off of Lord of the Rings? (Disclaimer: I haven't read the book or seen the film but have been subjected to a couple of weeks of US TV adverts)

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    The book was really good, but you can definitely see the influence that Star Wars and Lord of the rings had on the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerbyJon View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but why does the whole Eragon thing seem to be an unabashed rip-off of Lord of the Rings? (Disclaimer: I haven't read the book or seen the film but have been subjected to a couple of weeks of US TV adverts)

    I don't think it's just you TBH.

    My first thought was Eragon, er, Aragorn?

    I get strangely angry with a lot of modern high fantasy writing. I've not read Eragon either and I don't think I would (unless someone gave me a free copy and then I might!) but I feel just by looking at the names/themes I really don't need to.

    Why is it every bloody fantasy book is Book 1 of the Haemorrohoidia Trilogy (which then turns into the Haemorrohoidia Saga of 15 books) and each more crappy than the last?

    If you've got to have magic in your books I think you should do it like Peter Morwood does. Now *that's* a fantasy writer and no mistake!!

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    From the adverts for the film it even seemed they'd found a Liv Tyler lookalike for the lead female role.

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