Welcome to another YvoCaro Plays!
As always, these blurbs are mostly about the video games I’m currently playing. Unedited thoughts that spring up in my mind, sometimes game related. Or a random train of thoughts starting with the game and ending somewhere completely different! This time about “to slay a monster in video games”.
If you like these bits of gaming thoughts you can find the previous ones here
Fantasy Books with Dragons
I love Dragons and I know I’m not the only one. There are so many books featuring dragons, movies and series and of course, video games. All about that magnificent fictional beast. What is it that brings out our inner Daenerys? Because let’s face it, I don’t think I would want to be eye to eye with a real fire spitting beast!
For me, the fascination started years ago, when I was introduced to fantasy stories that had dragons at the center. My journey in fantasy stories had started long before that with the Lord of the Rings. But it was Lynn, Paula’s and mine dearly departed gaming friend, that introduced me to most of the books and who was quite fierce in her dragon-love. Her avatar was a dragon, in every Pokémon game she played, her party had at least one dragon in it, preferably a Dragonite.
The book series about the Raven ( by James Barclay) fired up my imagination with the glorious Sha’Kaan, the Golden sentient dragon from another dimension. From then on I read series like Donita K. Paul’s Dragon Keeper Chronicles where dragons weren’t fierce and scary, but little companions that resided in your cloak. Each with their own special element and purpose. There are many more authors and books to mention, but as this is a video game related site, I’ll not mention them all. But if you are into reading Fantasy books too, I’ll gladly send you a list!
Video Games with Dragons
Funny enough, when you look at video games with dragons in it, they are most often cast in the role of boss. A creature to fight and slay.
There are others though, like Little Dragons Café where it was portrayed as a companion to the twins running the café. And of course, in Pokémon as I already mentioned where dragons are an entirely unique type. As in Digimon and other catch them all types games. Of course, Spyro from the video game series is a dragon. Another game on the DS where the storyline revolves around dragons is Dragonology. In fact, sitting down and jogging my memory, more will come to mind.
Great Minds and All….
But what was it that brought dragons to mind? Well, A couple of weeks ago, when I was playing Garden Paws on Switch for my review, I asked Paula to test the multiplayer part with me. We hadn’t discussed it, didn’t even talk about all the starter characters of whom there are plenty in Dragon Paws. Imagine our surprise when I landed in her game, to see a mirror images of my own character: a dragon. And not just any of the four or five that we could have chosen: the exact same one!
Coincidence? Well, I think it’s a testimony to our shared love of dragons, and the fact that we have been working together for so long now may have something to do with it. One might almost say: Great minds think alike….but Paula quickly pointed out that this wasn’t the entire saying!
As I now know that original saying is “Great minds think alike, though fools seldom differ” so I don’t think I’ll be using that one in future. Because the second, often left out part, suggests that the people that came to the same conclusion aren’t so smart after all!