Drakengard is an action role-playing video game developed for the
PlayStation 2 by Japan-based studio Cavia and published by Square Enix.
The first game in the Drakengard series, it was released in Japan in
September 2003 and in North America and Europe the following year; a
version for mobile phones was also released in Europe. The player
controls Caim, a deposed prince, and Angelus, a red dragon who forms a
magical pact with Caim to save both their lives. The story follows their
involvement in a religious war between the Union and the Empire, and
their quest to protect magical seals that keep the world in balance. The
game features a mixture of hack-and-slash ground-based missions
controlling Caim, aerial combat with Angelus, and role-playing elements.
It was conceived as a hybrid between the popular Dynasty Warriors series
and the aerial combat game Ace Combat. Drakengard was the debut project
for both producer Takamasa Shiba and writer and director Taro Yoko. It
sold well in Japan and received mixed to positive reviews in the west:
reviewers praised the game's story and music, but were mixed about the
graphics and criticized the gameplay for being repetitive.
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