In fantasy there is no more an iconic set of creatures than dragons. Whether good or bad, on the big screen, small screen, in song or in literature dragons have always been extremely popular to people young and old. In videogames, much as in films their fortunes have been a mixed bag but the thrill of fighting, flying, and giant monsters breathing fire continues to excite people the world over – and a new experience for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) lets you do just that.
In the somewhat misnamed Dragon Documentary, you take on the role of a dragon awoken after a century-long slumber only to find that its territory has been colonized in the ensuing time by humans. Enraged by the discovery, the dragon (controlled by the player) takes flight in order to rid its valley of castles, armies, villages, townsfolk and anything else that might get in the way.
A demo of a now, sadly abandoned idea by the developer Kubold, Dragon Documentary allows you to take on armies, fly wherever you like and even engage in dogfights with other flying enemies. It should be noted it is not optimised for a comfortable virtual reality (VR) experience, something done partly by design, so you may need to show some caution considering the amount of movement involved at points. Dragon Documentary is a single-player videogame and is compatible with both the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2.
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